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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Painted/satin kind of silver. Strong yet lighweight. What is about?

Reasonably priced too. For disc, 32h.
Want cross rides or similar etc.

Not a wanted, just looking to find out whats around.

Been looking at alex sx44's but cant find any anywhere.

May want to go tubeless so a bonus if so but not massively necesary.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Mavic XM 317?

Not a lot of silver rims out there, black and anodized are where it's at these days

Shame as a lot of bikes suit silver wheelsets


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Cheers for that. Added to the shortlist.
But i think theyre a tad heavy? I think id be aiming for 350-400g per rim? I dont have much idea of this though as i have never had a lightweight bug before!

Has to be silver though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:26 pm 
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To go lighter I would think XC717, most this years including the XM's seem to be black
but a search will find you silver XC717 DISC's. But then they're not aimed at All Mountain as they are narrow and the tyre recommendation from Mavic is only really up to 2.1" I think (saying that I run 2.25" on my rim brake versions of them.)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:30 pm 
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I like the mavics but would ideally want a different brand not necessary just a thought i suppose.
All this years mavics i have been looking at are black yes.

I think the 717's will be a bit too narrow and lacking just that little extra strength for the dh runs and whatnot (on occasion, i dont want dh heavy weights either as i will be aware that i am riding am rims on dh track).

Running a 2.4 nevegal at the moment which will probably go on there and they come up big, i generally prefer bigger tyres also.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:06 pm 
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To get lighter/as light, yet wider you'll either need less strong rims, no eyelets or carbon I would have thought.

and they're the only modern rim I know of :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Well theyre a claimed 395g so i guess im probably looking at around 4-500g then!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:17 pm 
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I've got xc719's on my hardtail and think they are a great rim.

Claimed 460g and so far not flinched on anything I've ridden them on.

Been looking for some more but can only seem to find xm719 :roll:

Not sure about silver though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:18 pm 
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When it comes to mavics, theyre ranges really really confuse me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:19 pm 
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How practical (and expensive) would it be to have some black rims stripped and silver anodised do you think?

I'd love some silver Crests.


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