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Got a nasty bend on the side of my back rim on my 7point(Sun mtx s-type) and I'm looking at new rims to get. I think I'm gonna go with the wtb laserdisc DH. The reviews on here are good but old so I guess it's still a good rim. Going to have to lace it up to the stock hub for now as money ain't free. Is this still a good rim for rock gardens and other gnar? Any other suggestions? The TBC revolutions look good but don't have many reviews, and their a little cheaper. What do you guys think?
 

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Just picked up a Spank Subrosa EVO. Stiff and not overly heavy, not the cheapest but reasonable.
 

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ive beaten the sh*t out of my rear 823 for at least 3 years and its still going strong - i would totally get it again
 

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I've heard good things about the Transition wheels. They are a super cool company that is based here in the northwest. I don't have any personal experience with the wheels, but I have run across a few guys that ride them and were very happy. I have had some interaction with some of the staff at Transition and they are very helpful and good to deal with. I'm sure some other people will chime in. It seems like there are quite a few TBC product users on here.
 

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chup29 said:
ive beaten the sh*t out of my rear 823 for at least 3 years and its still going strong - i would totally get it again
Solid advice there friend. I punctured a tire at Angel Fire on a high speed section. I couldn't hear the rim banging until I slowed down. I gave it a bit of a truing and its fine. No serious damage. I'm 200 pounds.
 

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chup29 said:
ive beaten the sh*t out of my rear 823 for at least 3 years and its still going strong - i would totally get it again
823's for 5 years
 

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The only WTB Rims I would consider are the Dual Duty DH's 30mm. They're reasonably light, strong as hell, and take a beating. They have some downfalls though; you can't go ghetto tubeless with them, or at least my pair didn't, and they do tend to cause a lot of pinch flats if you run lower tire pressures.

The 823's are a good option, and since you're just getting rims you can definitely splurge about $70 bucks a hoop which is reasonable in my opinion. Its really easy to go tubeless too so that's an advantage. Just be sure that when you get your 823's built you have those spoke inserts (The 823's still use em, right?)
 

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Halo Freedom Rims have been treating me well. Lots of gnarly rocks and stuff around here...plenty of opportunity for heavy hits to the rim, and a few botched landings thrown in for good measure - these things are plently strong, reasonably light, and not too pricey. They are not tubeless ready though so if that's a concern you'll have to run them ghetto.
 
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