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I've never been hard on my rims and don't really need a rim on the heavy side. I do however want a wide rim that will prevent 2.3 -> 2.4 tires to move sideways. Greater tire stability at speed would be well appreciated.

New rim for front wheel only. Currently running Mavic 819 rear and DT 4.1 front. I like the Havoc wheelset.. but those can only be bought as a complete set. Ideally below 500g, any ideas?
 

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DT 5.1. Right at 500gms. I love mine and everybody I've talked to loves them. Outstanding quality control (easy to build) and bomber durability.
 

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Go Rhythm! 470g rim, 28mm wide, welded, tubeless ready. Oh yeah!

Coming soon!
 

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Intrepidity said:
Sounds too good to be true.. so I suppose it is?

Joking right..?
Not joking.

Super_Tool is the Bontranger Wheelworks Product Manager.

I do not know if the weight includes any necessary tubeless rim strip.
 

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rim width advantages?

Reading this thread made me think of my current rim width, I'm using notubes Olympic, 23mm 360gr. But I never use 1.95 tires. I'm using 2.1 in the rear and most of the time 2.3 in the front. (I'm 225lbs)..

What handling difference/advantage would I get using a 29mm or 32mm rim? I would get hit with more weight, but it will probably be worth it?
 

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Borinken said:
Reading this thread made me think of my current rim width, I'm using notubes Olympic, 23mm 360gr. But I never use 1.95 tires. I'm using 2.1 in the rear and most of the time 2.3 in the front. (I'm 225lbs)..

What handling difference/advantage would I get using a 29mm or 32mm rim? I would get hit with more weight, but it will probably be worth it?
Advantages- better control due to improved tire casing sidewall support. The increased support means that knobs on the outer edge of the tire are supported under turning lean angles and actually hold the trail instead of folding over and allowing the tire to wash away (understeer). This is particularly important as the number of tire companies offering tires with wider outer knob measurements and narrow casing widths (to try to keep weight down) are increasing. Rhythm is a tubeless ready 28mm rim so that means you can continue to reap the benefits of low pressure on top of improved tire performance.

Disadvantages- more material=more weight. Not much can be done about that. We have optimized our rim design for the lightest weight we can achieve with a welded rim that still passes all of our testing for durability and stiffness. The weight I quoted earlier does not include rim strips, expect those to add ~45g.

If you ask me, Borinken, I think you will enjoy the benefits of a wider rim with the tire size you mention. That is only my opinion. :)

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Super_Tool said:
Advantages- better control due to improved tire casing sidewall support. The increased support means that knobs on the outer edge of the tire are supported under turning lean angles and actually hold the trail instead of folding over and allowing the tire to wash away (understeer). This is particularly important as the number of tire companies offering tires with wider outer knob measurements and narrow casing widths (to try to keep weight down) are increasing. Rhythm is a tubeless ready 28mm rim so that means you can continue to reap the benefits of low pressure on top of improved tire performance.

Disadvantages- more material=more weight. Not much can be done about that. We have optimized our rim design for the lightest weight we can achieve with a welded rim that still passes all of our testing for durability and stiffness. The weight I quoted earlier does not include rim strips, expect those to add ~45g.

If you ask me, Borinken, I think you will enjoy the benefits of a wider rim with the tire size you mention. That is only my opinion. :)

BBC
The guy is 225#'s and running on Stans. No flaming Stans wheels but it is a 360gram rim - if they are still surviving then I am not sure if he will really notice the difference with teh rim width. I do agree with everything that you state as far as stability of the tire as the rim width is increased as I have increased my rim width on my XC rig last year for those very reasons. But even at 150#'s I am unwilling to use a 360 gram rim for the terrain we ride. With his size I would be looking a little more at durability and less on weight but that is my opinion.

Looking forward to your new release.

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shiggy said:
Salsa Delgado Disc. 29mm wide, ~460g for the 26" version
Any actual experience with these or other Salsa rims? Who makes the Rhythm rims, any info? I'm also considering the Sun S.O.S. (540g & 28mm) since I like my singletracks.

Any thoughts on how any of these compare to an Mavic 819 in durability?
 

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Paco Finn said:
The guy is 225#'s and running on Stans. No flaming Stans wheels but it is a 360gram rim - if they are still surviving then I am not sure if he will really notice the difference with teh rim width.
Nate
Hmmm... could this be the reason I true my wheels every 4 months? I thought them getting out of true (not excesive) was normal...
 

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I have a CK 20mm front hub waiting for a new friend.. It wants to get in the groove with some new Rythm!

Some info about when and where to expect the rims would be appreciated.

My poor hub i starting to get lonely..
 

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Time to resurrect this thread

Super_Tool said:
Go Rhythm! 470g rim, 28mm wide, welded, tubeless ready. Oh yeah!

Coming soon!
Always liked Bonti's rims, and I love the tubeless ready rimstrips! :thumbsup:
There's gonna be a huge interest in these, so, like others have said:

When? How much $$? And could you please make them available in a color other than black. Gray, silver, pink, lime green, something. Please.
 
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