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Hi guys!

Just wondered what you think of the Sun U.F.O rim. It's really light, but how is it when it comes to durability and stiffness, compared to f.ex. the mavic 717???

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stiffness of a wheel has practically nothing to do with the rim. A pound of difference in the tire pressure is more noticeable than a different rim.
 

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DeeEight said:
stiffness of a wheel has practically nothing to do with the rim. A pound of difference in the tire pressure is more noticeable than a different rim.
I don't think he meant the the rim would ride stiffer I think he meant will the rim be more flexy.
 

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Unless....

Jersey said:
its actually not THAT light.
SUN lists the rim as 390g, but weights vary anywhere from 388-440, which isnt too impressive.
a 14% variation in weight isnt too great.
... you're thinking of the OEM UFOs at Jenson usa for $10. Those are not the real UFOs. Those are 440g. Still, it's a great deal on not terribly light rims for the beater or commuter bike.
 
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