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Clincher road rims: Off-center(4 posts)

Clincher road rims: Off-centerJeff_S
Oct 19, 2003 5:05 PM
I'm aware of the IRD Cadence, Velocity Aerohead and two (2) Ritchey models; is one model clearly superior? I'll be needing both a 28° and 32° rear wheels.

Also, I'm told that DT is coming out with a new clincher road rim; any thing shown at the trade shows? Anything from Campy or Mavic? Thanks for your responses.
Campy Neutron has Asym rear rimmhinman
Oct 20, 2003 7:51 AM
It is 22 hole front and 24 rear. I have 2500 miles on them and weight 185 lbs, so they are definately strong.
Campy Neutron has Asym rear rimYe Olde Balde One
Oct 21, 2003 7:30 AM
Neutron rims is available as a replacement, but why build one up?

I think the best of the Asym rims is the Velocity Aerohead OC. But in a 32h is it really necessary? Personally I think just go with the rim that you like the most, modern rims are all made for the dishing of 8/9/10s, just avoid the really light ones like American Classic and Interloc if you want a long life low maintenance wheel.
Point is being missed....satanas
Oct 22, 2003 11:08 AM
My experience is that less dish => more reliable wheel, all else being equal. More reliable (at same weight) means weight can be shaved for same reliability. The IRD rims are lighter and have eyelets, which makes building with alloy nipples easier. I think the IRDs appear the best solution for light wheels. If you're just after strength, then the AHOC is a bit heavier and will possibly be tougher.

As for "all modern rims are made for dishing of 8/9/10s", I think this is mainly visible in the fact that rims have got heavier over the last decade, with a few exceptions. The offset rims attack the problem at the source, as do hubs which move the left flange inboard; you can have a stronger and/or lighter wheel depending on your priorities.