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350g Rims(2 posts)

350g Rimsgoldsbar
May 3, 2002 12:08 PM
Hi,

Has anyone ridden the American Classic 350 gram rims? I'm wondering if they're ultra-light or ultra-fright(!). Thanks.
re: 350g RimsLeGrimper
May 3, 2002 4:38 PM
I have a pair of the built wheels, 1300g the set. Very nice, smooth and fast. For hills at this price they are great, a noticeable advantage.

No doubt they are delicate though when compared to heavier rims and more spokes. I do not train on them and use them on surfaces that I know. I have 24F 28R 3x which gives some strength. You can go lower or higher but this is OK for my weight, 65kg.

As with any wheels use them as is appropriate. I would not train with a Spinergy Rev-x either, too expensive to wreck. I have a set of 475g rims with 32 heavy spokes which I bash around and a set of Open Pros for uncertain occasions.

The AM 350g's are great rims and make excellent wheels. A definite advantage on hilly courses.

Le Grimp.

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