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I just bought an 09 nomad frame and to sweeten the deal the place threw in some Stans Flow rims. they seem pretty cool but pretty light. I already have a DH bike so it won't be seeing any resort time but i typically hit 5-6 foot drops to tranny on a few AM rides and also hit 10 foot gaps.

i weigh 180 with gear but plan on losing 10-15 pounds soon. Im more worried about building light so i can pedal it all over the place but being able to jump them a little would be awesome. I have never bent, dented, or cracked a rim in my life either. i will be running some schwalbe fat alberts on them so was thinking the high volume should help

so will these rims hold up? i have heard they are really strong for their wieght but will they be strong enough?? So stories, setups, personal weights, etc would help
 

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I just built a par up, so I can't comment much on longevity yet, but they seem solid. Before these I had a pair of DT 5.1s (which look similar on paper) that survived everything from AM/FR stuff with similar sized hits to what you described, to quite a few days of full on DH. I weigh about 150 in my skivvies. I'd say go for it.
 

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i guess ill give them a go. 90 bucks a pop is alot if they crap out quickly. guess i better lose some weight
 

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climbingbubba said:
i guess ill give them a go. 90 bucks a pop is alot if they crap out quickly. guess i better lose some weight
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several people have used them for dh race only wheel set, seem to be ok, you sound like your easy on your wheels so they should be fine even at your current weight.
 

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Have Flows on my Heckler and ride pretty aggresive thru the rocks here in Northern AZ . Use low tire pressures and have not had any problems.
Had them built up @ Mtn High cyclery
 

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awesome, well im going to be retiring my WTB laserdisc FR rims today and lace the ZTR's to my hope hubs.

If i jack them up ill try either mavic 721s or sycros dp28's. lets hope it doesn't come to that.
 

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They are a Clyde weight XC wheelset. No Stainless steel cups for the nipples to seat against. Good luck, if you get a year out of them, that would be great.
 

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They are a Clyde weight XC wheelset. No Stainless steel cups for the nipples to seat against. Good luck, if you get a year out of them, that would be great.
no where on the notubes website does it say they are clyde XC wheels. here is what they classify them as

A great rim for all mountain, heavy duty trail use as well as slalom, mountain cross, or Super-D events

my friend has been riding the stans 355 ztr rims on his XC hardtail and beating them pretty good for a year now and they have held up.

i guess we will see. i am going to be doing a little more than AM and heavy duty trail riding but not by much.
 

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I have had Flows on my last 4 bikes and have had zero issues with them. I'm 200+ lbs and ride very rocky trails and all the wheels stayed true and round. They seal up tubeless and std tires just fine with the yellow tape and some Stan's goop.

It's a great choice IMO.
 

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I'm a similar weight, 190 lbs ready to ride and have Flows w/ dt comps laced to Hadleys with no issues staying true or round. I built a front about one year ago for my Stumpy, after flat spotting my ztr 355 at the Downieville xc,had great success, and then built a pair for my RFX about 6-8 months ago. I ride the RFX on a wide variety of terrain with regular multi-foot drops to tranny. The Fat Alberts work great with Flows.
 
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