Hey Steve!Stevo the Devo said:Hey P, still haven't got the new wheels? I am still very happy with the WTB LD trails, reckon they are better priced, stronger, and fit and hold tyres better than DT's (which a friend has). Taping them (with hardware store "Stan's" tape) is def a *****, though, due to the deep centre channel (need two overlapping layers to fit the width). Just my 2c worth...
Yeah, I reckon the rim strip will make things much better ( I have a bit of envy; so easy to get rim airtight for you now). If you haven't seen them around, I highly recommend trying the new Conti Rubber queen 2.4 tyre; it is by far the best rear tyre I have used, and makes my Big Betty (front) look a decidedly underfed. Good luck for the race, ride fast and stay safe.Mr.P said:Hey Steve!
I have the 5.1/340 wheels sitting at the shop awaiting pickup...
That said, in our group of 4 we got 10 pinchflats in 2 days... uh oh. All while preriding the race course... more uh oh...!
Those WTB Laserdiscs look real good now!!!
I did get the DT Swiss UST rims strips tho, which have the inside on-the-bench ridge so we'll se how that goes. All this is doing my head in!!!
I'd by one right now if they made them. It looks I'm going to forgo the UST compatibility and get some DT 5.1's, with tubes to start and maybe a conversion to sealant at a later date. If Mavic is already producing them for a wheelset I wonder why they don't just sell them as a rim only? Because they want people to buy their complete wheelsets...I know, I know. Lame.Intrepidity said:821 would be spot-on. And it allready exist in the SX wheelset, so why not release it in 32h version to the public? I WANT IT!
No kidding. I am still not interested in a $800-1200 pre-fab wheel, but I continue buy Mavic because they are truly the best quality rims.bholwell said:They're too busy making carbon spoked wheels to make something that's actually practical.
This ^^PissedOffCil said:The lack of 821 made me go with Stan's Flow. Up to now, I'm not regretting my choice.
yep, my LBS convinced me to go with the Bontrager rim strips on my EX1750s instead of Stan's or the DT Swiss conversion (which I used previously). So far so good, the rim strips snap into place (hopefully keeping them from moving around) and give the rim the same profile as a UST rim, with a ridge to keep the bead locked and a center channel to make getting a tire on/off the rim much easier than it was with the DT Swiss strips (which was a huge pain in the a$$). if I need a burlier wheelset I will go with EX721s with the Bontrager strips. Would probably be lighter than an "821" since Mavic's UST rims need the special nipples which make them pretty heavy compared to similarly sized rims on the market. I second the call for an 821, though, and for updating all the UST rims in their lineup.mtnbiker72 said:Well, a bit of an old thread...but you can buy the Bontrager Rhythm rims from your Trek or Fisher LBS. 28mm wide, fully UST compatible w/o sealant, and pretty light.
WTF? Whooosh, off on an unrelated tangent you try and take the thread.mtnbiker72 said:Well, a bit of an old thread...but you can buy the Bontrager Rhythm rims from your Trek or Fisher LBS. 28mm wide, fully UST compatible w/o sealant, and pretty light.