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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:05 am 
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I've got a spare wheel set built around mavic d521 36h rims. Rims are pretty mint, zero brake surface wear really, front hasn't even fully worn through the anodised layer. Hubs are black LX parallax on the rear, silver stx RC parallax front (I think I have a spare black LX hub somewhere if you wanted to rebuild the front to match the rear).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:22 am 
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foz wrote:
Anyone got any suggestions for a 26", 36h, welded and double eyeletted rim? Weight not important, strength is (it's for a heavily loaded touring bike)

Either new, or maybe something like a set of older mavic D521 or similar?


The d521 was renamed ex721, so keep an eye open for those. They also did a disc version though, so check carefully


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:01 am 
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The d521 was renamed ex721, so keep an eye open for those. They also did a disc version though, so check carefully[/quote]

good to know, thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:36 pm 
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foz wrote:
Anyone got any suggestions for a 26", 36h, welded and double eyeletted rim? Weight not important, strength is (it's for a heavily loaded touring bike)

Either new, or maybe something like a set of older mavic D521 or similar?


Rigida Sputnik. I wouldn't get overly hung up on the welds - on Mavics the weld always seems to be the bit that cracks first!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:01 am 
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hamster wrote:
foz wrote:
Anyone got any suggestions for a 26", 36h, welded and double eyeletted rim? Weight not important, strength is (it's for a heavily loaded touring bike)

Either new, or maybe something like a set of older mavic D521 or similar?


Rigida Sputnik. I wouldn't get overly hung up on the welds - on Mavics the weld always seems to be the bit that cracks first!


Never used them personally, but had very good reviews from people that have them, so for sure they will be my next ones to try. Note that Rigida is now called Ryde, if you search for them.

Don't get why Mavic would drastically reduce 26" rim production. On my daily commute (near Frankfurt, Germany) about 60% of the bikes I see are 26". There's 30 years of 26" bikes that need spares from time to time. Oh well, more market for Ryde, Alex, and the competitors.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:17 am 
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Titiritero wrote:
Don't get why Mavic would drastically reduce 26" rim production. On my daily commute (near Frankfurt, Germany) about 60% of the bikes I see are 26". There's 30 years of 26" bikes that need spares from time to time. Oh well, more market for Ryde, Alex, and the competitors.


Mavic have always been primarily a "performance" brand and there's absolutely no call at all for new 26inch rim brake performance wheels


sputniks are a popular choice with ultra-tourists. That's usually a good sign


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:20 pm 
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I just bought 3 XC717 disc rims on eBay for £4.80! :shock:

26” is seriously in decline.... the prices suit me just fine :twisted:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Sun 0º XC available fairly cheap from Germany.
436g, machined braking surface, silver, 32 or 28 holes. £20.65 + shipping.
https://www.speedwareshop.de/SUN-Felge- ... ber-26zoll

All the best,


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