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Are there any Bontrager rims that are TLR but not OSB? And 32 hole? The only ones I've seen people building with are the Dusters. I can't tell from the bontrager site or the trek site if non-OSB rims are available to buy.
Thanks for any info.
 

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steevo said:
Are there any Bontrager rims that are TLR but not OSB? And 32 hole? The only ones I've seen people building with are the Dusters. I can't tell from the bontrager site or the trek site if non-OSB rims are available to buy.
Thanks for any info.
AFAIK the 29" TLR rims are all OSB and only the Duster is 32 hole.
 

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steevo said:
Are there any Bontrager rims that are TLR but not OSB? And 32 hole? The only ones I've seen people building with are the Dusters. I can't tell from the bontrager site or the trek site if non-OSB rims are available to buy.
Thanks for any info.
I don't think so--I've only ever seen TLR and OSB together.

Both Dusters and Mustang Disc are available in 32h, TLR, and yes, OSB.

Why would you NOT want OSB?

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I don't think so--I've only ever seen TLR and OSB together.

Both Dusters and Mustang Disc are available in 32h, TLR, and yes, OSB.

Why would you NOT want OSB?

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When using a single speed hub that has equal flange spacing. Most are still slightly off center though.
 

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Why would you NOT want OSB?
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Cuz I have a 240s SS centerlock hub, and I believe that makes an undished wheel ? At least it seems like it does looking at the one I have here (that you built a few years ago for me) And so it would seem like a bad idea to lace it to a rim designed to compensate for different length spokes. Lemme know if I got that wrong.

EDIT: yeah, what Shiggy said (i didn't see his post)
 

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Cuz I have a 240s SS centerlock hub, and I believe that makes an undished wheel ? At least it seems like it does looking at the one I have here (that you built a few years ago for me) And so it would seem like a bad idea to lace it to a rim designed to compensate for different length spokes. Lemme know if I got that wrong.

EDIT: yeah, what Shiggy said (i didn't see his post)
I assumed the same thing until I actually measured tension on *both* sides of a finished wheel. Using your hub and any on-center drilled rim the disc side ends up with marginally higher tension. Build it with the OSB rim and you'll have a minor tension imbalance but still much better than a 9spd hub laced to an on-center rim.

In short, OSB + 240s SS = :thumbsup:

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