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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:13 pm 
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and out of interest how strong are rim brake mavic crossmax,s?


im not a great fan of hope hubs so might be selling the mavic d521,s on hope front suspension hub and Ti glide rear all minto 8) (36h of course)


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i have found sun rims to be quite strong :D i have a set of evil eyes on my univega and they've been fine with me 8) 8) 8)


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Another one for the 521 here....

Mine are Hope front/LX rear, plain gauge spokes, built by Merlin and are straight as a die 10 years on!


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i found mavic d521s good, but then sun mtx (36mm width!) are better. Had for 12 years and taken drops, stairs and everything - no need true. Which was on a hope xc and that is still going after 12 year!


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da bomb da rim are 36mm also 8)


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NS BIKES Trailmaster rims 550g Super tough AM rim and well wide at 33mm


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X-Lite Phatso's if you can find them. Wide, super strong - I have never buckled a set. Even after snapping three spokes with a branch the rear ran true...


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they could be very hard to find lol

i have the rims on the bike all ready (d521 mavics) im just now thinging what nice 36 hole hubs to go for?????
dont need disc fittings either :wink:


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yeah phatso's are rather rare now
just standard xt hubs? (i thought i would suggest it first :lol: )

not sure after that, most of the ultra strong ones will be aimed at disc
why not just get a disc hub as a just in case?


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discs are the work of the devil i tell you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


and have been thinking xt myself a dependable hub if not too flash :wink:


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