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Hi All
Looking for some feeback. I'm hoping to get a new wheelset for this season and want to give tubeless a try. I ride a santa cruz nomad - mostly do a lot of backcountry exploring. I do the odd shuttle run but by in large i'm more of a flowy single track person than jumper.
Will these do the trick?

I want a wheelset that i can build up that will be relatively light.
 

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The Arch is way to light for any shuttleing, I went from a Mavic Crossmax Sl to a Arch wheelset and I am not that pleased with them. I would not go with anything less then the Flow however I don't thin I will buy another Stan rim after my arch's give out.

When I had the Arch's built up i had intentions of using them on a rocky trail where the average ride is 6 hours 4 of it climbing, however after using I don't trust they would take the abuse.
 

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Wow, I trail ride with 355's, jumping and doing small drops with them and they are holding up great after a year. FYI, I weigh 215lb and ride a 5" travel 2009 Giant Trance X2.
 

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Wow, I trail ride with 355's, jumping and doing small drops with them and they are holding up great after a year. FYI, I weigh 215lb and ride a 5" travel 2009 Giant Trance X2.
ouaou jumping and small drops with 355???
i have the same weight with you and i can't decide which rim to buy to replace my old dtswiss 5.1d
i want something light but i am afraid for my weight
 

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i use the arches for my rigid ss and they have been great for over a year. i run really low tire pressure and its not uncommon for me to bottom them out on some of the rocks and roots. i do weigh less at 155 but they held up great.
 

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Fanis said:
ouaou jumping and small drops with 355???
i have the same weight with you and i can't decide which rim to buy to replace my old dtswiss 5.1d
i want something light but i am afraid for my weight
I got them because I rode for years on Mavic 217, 517 rims. These are 395g rims and I never messed them up. I rode urban doing jumps and 4' drops onto flat concrete on those rims when I weighed 195lb. I have always been a smooth rider though. All my stuff lasts forever. I know 165lb guys that destroy AM rims all the time so I think rim life is more about how good a rider you are and not as much about your weight.

I am an old bike wrench so I build my own wheels. If I screw up a rim it not a big deal for me to fix it so I took a risk and it seems to have worked out.
 

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Fanis said:
ouaou jumping and small drops with 355???
i have the same weight with you and i can't decide which rim to buy to replace my old dtswiss 5.1d
i want something light but i am afraid for my weight
Mavic EN521. I have a set of wheels built with ARCH rims........last Stans rim I will ever buy.....quality is subpar. Shouldn't have to remove burrs from the bead on a $80 rim.
 

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I have ztr arch rims and I need to change my front tyre RR Evo 2.25. I was thinking of going for a 2.3/2.4 tyre, but I'm not sure the rim can accommodate this size.

I looked on notubes website but I can't find any information regarding this. Anyone?
 

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355 = race/ lightweight cross country rim , Arch= cross country/ trail rim , Flow = all mountain/ DH rim.

IMO.
 
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