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    According to STRAVA it turns out I sprint fast on flat roads.. Should I get Bora 50's or Bora 35's? I want to go faster!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinomaster View Post
    According to STRAVA it turns out I sprint fast on flat roads.. Should I get Bora 50's or Bora 35's? I want to go faster!
    50's, and some elk steaks.
     

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    please supply an Elk steak. Intervals are making me hungry.
     

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    You are always welcome at casa ryce. The freezer is populated with wild elk, venison and at the moment springer salmon, to say nothing of the wine cellar.
     

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    Anyone see the new open pro's? I guess they are $200 each but pretty tricked out.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gltapley View Post
    This thread is mostly aimed at the folks who are still riding custom wheels, but others feel free to chime in.

    These days with the old school rim makers having died out. I am thinking Super Champion, Fiamme, Martano (that one takes us back...don't it?), Araya, Nisi and Rigida. Just seems that there are fewer and fewer nice alloy rim choices out there.

    Mavic and Ambrosio still make some great rims but I mostly would like to hear some input form people who are on Alex, Velocity and Kinlin. A couple of riding buddies are on Kinlin rims and have great things to say about them. Just curious to what the rest of you all are doing..

    As for myself. I am still riding on some old Mavic Open 4's. When it comes to prebuilt wheels over the years I have liked Mavic but now am leaning a bit towards Easton.

    Mountiain bikers please feel free to chime in too. I know Stan's makes some great porducts...

    Gtapley
    I have some polished Kinlin TB25s, 20/24 laced to silver polished WI T11 hubs and Sapim silver spokes, silver QRs and Veloflex carbon tubies :)
    These I haven't even ridden yet, still waiting for my steel frame to be painted and shipped_ can't wait!
     

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    Got a new set of 28H Easton R90SL rims built up recently. Laced with CX-Rays to DA 7900 hubs, 2x front, 3x rear. Have to say, these are really nice. Smooth, comfy, roll like crazy, look good, tires mount easy. Stickers came off with no issues for the stealth look. Quite happy with them. Pricey, yes, but wheels for me seem to last decades.
     

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    Nearly every Weds of 2016 I took my Zukas gravel bike mountain biking. I only wanted to take one bike with me to Augusta each week, and it was versatile enough to ride gravel on Monday, group road ride on Tues, and the weekly MTB ride on Weds. The trail wasn't super demanding, and with the right tires I could hang with most of the MTBers. Not the fast ones, and I was certainly working harder than the folks I could hang with, but it was pretty fun.

    The trail that takes you to the loop from the road goes under a bridge and across a short little rock garden. I always walked it with the gravel bike...there's a few sharp edges, small tires, not a great combo. One day I decided, nah I can ride this. So I did. Bottomed out both of my Nox A36D rims, hard. Made a terrible noise. Stopped, looked everything over, didn't see any damage, wheels were still perfectly true. No worries I guess.

    A few weeks later when putting the bike onto the rack on my car I noticed a few of the rear wheel spoke holes had some very faint cracks showing. Pretty sure that's where that terrible noise came from while riding the rocks. I kept an eye on the wheels for a while, making sure they didn't go out of true, cracks didn't grow, but I kept riding them. That was about 7 or 8 months ago. The cracks never grew, wheel was still true.

    It's a 24 spoke wheel, I'm about 175lbs. I've sold and built a lot of Nox rims over the years, these are only the 2nd pair I've built that cracked. The other was a MTB rim that was cracked at Megavlanch or whatever that crazy French enduro is called - the guy found the crack when he got home and was unpacking the bike. So, the cracks on these, I'm taking the blame for that. They're road rims, I was MTBing with them, riding a rock garden where I've bottomed out honest-to-God MTB wheels/tires before. I shoulda known better.

    So even though the cracks weren't growing, I decided to rebuild the wheels with the new Citico rims. They're wider, lighter, and more gravel-oriented whereas the A36D was really a road oriented rim. Since I've got a 'real' road bike now I didn't need deep(ish) wheels for the gravel bike.

    So, here it is with the new Citico rims. Lasers front and rear NDS, Race on the DS. Turquoise/aqua-blue alloy nips. White Industries CLD hubs. 1445g. Gonna break them in tomorrow at a charity road ride, and race on 'em next weekend at the Red Clay Ramble. After Red Clay I'll put the tougher Gravel King tires on these - the roads at the Red Clay Ramble are doable with the lighter faster rolling Compass tires, and I'm hoping to average 20mph or better at Red Clay, so I need all the help I can get haha.

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    Anybody have building experience with the Kinlin XR-26?

    Kinlin XR-26T Tubeless Road Rim - Fair Wheel Bikes
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