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    Folks,

    I need a rim recommendation. Here's what I'd like:

    1. tubeless ready
    2. machined side wall - cuz they're going on a bike with rim brakes
    3. to fit 32 - 38mm tires
    4. also designed with an offset to help with disc hub geometry - cuz the hubs I have are disc compatible
    5. silver


    All I can come up with right now is the A23 offset. Not a bad option but is there anything else?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Rim recommendation

    There is the Pacenti Brevet that's 23mm wide. No offset version though, so really for the front.
     

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    Ritchey has Zeta Classic Wheels with rims that sound like what you want (but low spoke count). H Plus Son has some TB-14 23mm rims in polished, and 32mm wide rims, but their website sucks so badly I have no idea what their specs really are -- the photo shows polished silver but that contradicts the description.
     

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    Kinlin xr22t oc is all I can come up with. Weird set of requirements you have but Iím sure you know it!
     

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    Default Re: Rim recommendation

    DT Swiss RR 411 come in symmetric and asymmetric, drillings from 20-32h, similar measurements to the A23 and tubeless compatible.
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    DT and Pacenti are 18/19mm inner width, no issue mounting a 38mm tire on one? Looks like the Zetas are only available as a wheelset.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by claritycycler View Post
    DT and Pacenti are 18/19mm inner width, no issue mounting a 38mm tire on one? Looks like the Zetas are only available as a wheelset.
    No issues with TLC Gravel Kings 38mm and Stans tape, using tubes.
     

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    I had the A23 offset (28h). The first went out of true within a couple of months, brought it back to my wheelbuilder, and I was told it can't be trued because the rim is fecked. I contacted the seller (Cycle Clinic in the UK who subsequently went tits up) who refused to do anything and got rude with me. Velocity stepped in, did the right thing by admitting that they had a batch of bad extrusion and promptly arranged to the have a replacement sent to me through their UK distributors.

    The replacement rim stayed true without issues, but I found that the sidewalls are made of cheese. Weather is a bit crap around here, but I'm quite anal about keeping the brake pads clean. Also, we don't have any mountains that require heavy duty braking. The sidewalls were noticeably concave after just two or three thousand km. I'm not really inclined to buy Velocity rims again.
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    Even though they have a bit of inconsistency issue with their anodized color, I still strongly recommend the H. Plus Son Archetype. Not offset, but just a super rim. Builds easily, great brakeing, rides like butter.

    Archetype | H PLUS SON
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    Archetype isn't tubeless compatible though . . . right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Archetype isn't tubeless compatible though . . . right?
    True I seem to have missed that requirement (hiding it in the first position, sneaky!), but that goes for several of the other suggestions too...
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    Default Re: Rim recommendation

    Here are more possibilities from the uncommon brands, but you need to dig into the descriptions to see which come closest, as there often aren't enough details stated explicitly:

    Sun XCD rims from the remnants of SunTour -- not tubeless, though
    Astral rims that seem to have everything but all-silver -- made in Eugene OR if that matters
    A-Force rims that may be really cool, but the website sucks

    I don't know of any single rim that offers everything you want, but I hope this helps.
     

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    Thanks ya'll.

    I really appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Rim recommendation

    Check out the kinlin I mentioned, Iíve used these before and theyre actually really nice for the $ or hit up astral, they sometimes do silver/polished rims.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    DT Swiss RR 411 come in symmetric and asymmetric, drillings from 20-32h, similar measurements to the A23 and tubeless compatible.
    I have one pair of 411s built now and another pair of rims waiting to go. So far so good. Built up really easily with the included nipples and washers.

    Not silver tho.

    AFA machined and rim brake ready? Got nothin

    M
     

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