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I’m struggling to decide between:
Velocity cliffhanger
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DT Swiss rr481
Anyone have experience with one of them?
I’m 83 kg and going to carry standard bikepacking setup.
The advantage(or maybe disadvantage) of the Swiss that they are 150 grams less.
Thank you!
 

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I used a Stans Arch EX on my first ride up on it. The second time I went with a Stans Arch MK3. I weighted 200# with a 55# bike the first time. They were rock solid for me and did quite well with my Vittoria Mezcal tires.


FWIW.
Actually, my wife and I are flying to Calgary tomorrow morning and heading South on our mountain tandem on a modified Tour Divide route Thursday morning.
 

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Thank you my friend, actually I’ve built a Stan’s crest mk3 for my new bike but now I’m afraid they are to fragile,too bad I didn’t do a good research before to take arch..
Which mezcal width did you take for the route?
 

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I'm struggling to decide between:
Velocity cliffhanger
Or
DT Swiss rr481
Anyone have experience with one of them?
I'm 83 kg and going to carry standard bikepacking setup.
The advantage(or maybe disadvantage) of the Swiss that they are 150 grams less.
Thank you!
I'd be far more concerned about hubs than rims. Almost any decent rim will get a normal-sized person through the Divide.

I used an economy hub on a Roosville-Antelope Wells ride. Shortly afterward, the rear hub virtually disintegrated. Rohloff, DT Swiss - no issue.
 

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I'm struggling to decide between:
Velocity cliffhanger
Or
DT Swiss rr481
Anyone have experience with one of them?
I'm 83 kg and going to carry standard bikepacking setup.
The advantage(or maybe disadvantage) of the Swiss that they are 150 grams less.
Thank you!
Between those two I'd pick the DT 100 times out of 100. Much more reliable tubeless interface, much more resistant to denting.
 
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