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For the money, which rim is better/ stronger?

  • Mavic EX 721

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I am planning on getting a new wheel set for my single speed which I do some urban assault and drops with. I want a rim that I never/ rarely have to true and has to be v-brake compatible. So for the money, which rim do you all think is better/ stronger? I am not worried about weight. Thanks.
 

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I hope you're new in the biking world. the 721's would be lots stronger, but if you're going to cost the dual dutys are much cheaper.
 

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I'm going to say Mavic EX 721's, but the Dual Duty's aren't as garbage as everyone plays them down to be. I thrashed a set on my FR bike for 3 seasons and I never had to true them.
 

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Raptordude said:
I'm going to say Mavic EX 721's, but the Dual Duty's aren't as garbage as everyone plays them down to be. I thrashed a set on my FR bike for 3 seasons and I never had to true them.
Thats pretty good. The rims I have now are stock and I have to get them trued ever 3 months and I hardly consider what I do freeride.
 

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I've been running dual duty FR's for a season and a half now. Tru'd them once, they are janky as hell but they havn't busted open yet. I dont do sh!t to my wheels.

but go 721's....
 

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I think dual duty's get a bad rap because the only time you see them is when they come spec'd on a mid-lower range bike to keep the overall cost down. Does anyone ever say "hell yeah, gotta get me some dual duty's after I trash this wheelset." ?
 

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I have Dual Duty FR's on both my DH bike and my 6" bike. I am not nice at all to either bike. I also had the wheels built very VERY well. These are the only rims I've found that I can tag the living goddamn sh*t out of many times each run and not get more than a couple mm of flat spot depth on the rim. They don't crack and hairline like the Mavic ceramic always does.

They're light, strong, narrow-ish (good tire profile), and they're super cheap. WTB's most under-rated product ever. I know that I'm never going to own a Mavic again after denting and cracking every one that I owned through minimal use.
 
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