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New dt tk 7.1 wheel porn

Here's the long awaited (at least by me) DT TK 7.1 rim. These babies build up beautifully and weigh exactly 540 grams as advertised. Always shooting for maximum overkill, I used 36 hole rims and tied and soldered the DT revolution spokes. I've only done one ride since mounting these up yesterday, and was very impressed. The only thing I could ask for is a disc specific version of this rim. Other than that, these should be top contenders for some the best 29er rims available. On another note, the porky Exi Wolf's were surprisingly easy to mount to the TK and shockingly heavy as others here have mentioned. I'll give these pigs a couple more rides but will most likely return to the Nano's or give the Ignitor's a shot.

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James
 

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Why B---h about the Exi Weight?

Everyone asked and begged for a wider tire. Now its here, what'd you expect? Wider and lighter. Of course it was going to be heavier. Not to mention WTB's legal counsel has them building tires heavier because everyone used them incorrectly. By incorrectly I mean with Stan's No Tubes. They couldn't make them with Kevlar or Aramid beads, they had to go back to the drawing board, so to speak. Again, because of the Stan's issue. So quit complaining y'all, if you want lighter tires ride Maxxis, Schwalbe's, IRC's, or some other Kevlar/Folding tire. What'd you expect out of a steel bead, 2.3, aggresively knobbed tire?

I'll tell you what I expected and what I got. I had the chance to ride one of these up front on some local singletrack on my SS KM. The tire ripped, nice aggresive tread loves to be pushed into the corners. Doesn't mind low pressures, plenty of volume for riding fully rigid. I love the tire. The Exi in the front and the Nano in the rear is now my setup of choice.

Don't worry all you weight weenie wining riders. I am sure they will make them in a folding bead eventually.
 

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Don't worry all you weight weenie wining riders. I am sure they will make them in a folding bead eventually.[/QUOTE]

By stating that I'm a weight weenie, I would assume that you know me. Since I have no idea who you are and vise versa, I would like to inform you that I have never placed light weight ahead of performance, durability or functionality. I doubt that a weight weenie would choose 36 hole tied and soldered wheels to shave precious grams. I've been riding 29" bikes only since the first Nano prototypes came out years ago and have yet to buy a folding version of any tire. I was simply stating the fact that the Exi is heavy... a statement made by several other members of this forum. With that being said, I will try your current setup with the Exi up front and Nano in the rear. I've never had a problem with the rear traction of the Nano, but the 2.3 up front is definitely an improvement.
 
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