Anyone know how the 521s compare to the 819s as far as "abuse-ability"?
I'm building up a relatively light 12x150 rear wheel for my 7-Point for those 20+ mile "all mountain" days (I will still rely on big beefy wheels for freeride and downhill).
I know the 819 is strong enough, but it is too narrow for my taste and I prefer ghetto tubeless to real UST.
Will the EN521 take the same kind of abuse as a 819? Namely ~4' drops to flat and pounding thru sharp rocks (typical AZ riding).
I'm boycotting DTswiss 5.1s after the 6.1 debacle (I love spending big money on downhill/freeride rims and having them last 2 days, then DT denying that they are "too soft" and claiming I'm abusing them. a$$hats). I don't care how light or strong they won't get my business again.