|Sun ME14A for general usage/opinions?||reklar|
Mar 19, 2003 4:08 AM
|I've got a set of wheels with Sun ME14A's with a hub
that I can't identify (it has a bunch of N's or Z's on
it--I'll post a pic when I get a chance--any idea who
makes the hub?)
Anyway, what is this rim generally used for?
I'm about 190lbs and these rims came on my cyclocross bike used...
|they're light and strong||cyclopathic|
Mar 19, 2003 4:25 AM
|claimed weight is 420g same as Open pro.
Only problem it's f@#$%^ impossible to mount/dismount tires. Get strong thin PVC strip (Schwalbe?), strong levers (Pedro) and carry spare ones you'll break 'em.
|Value leader.||Spoke Wrench|
Mar 19, 2003 5:46 AM
|They're a medium priced rim that I think wins the value for the money race. I haven't had the issues mounting tires that the other poster mentioned.|
|Same as Open Pro, only less $$$...||Quack|
Mar 19, 2003 6:13 AM
|I have a set of wheels built with them on my road bike and they have worked great for over a year now. I haven't had trouble mounting tires on them yet and have used Conti, Michelin, Vredestein, and Vittoria, some wire, some kevlar.|
|They're Grrrrrrrrrrreat!||Andy M-S|
Mar 19, 2003 7:33 AM
|These are great rims. Not expensive, strong as all get out. I had some wheels built with these, 32x on 105 hubs 3 years (about 10,000 miles) ago and they are bombproof. I've had them on my road bike and they're currently mounted on a cross/touring bike I'm playing with.
I'm in your weight class, but often carry extra weight in the form of a large saddlebag.
ME14A rims can be a little tough for tire mounting, but I use a Quik Stik (single yellow plastic lever) to mount Michelins, and that's been no problem.
Not everyone builds with these, so I have some other rims as well, but these have been incredibly reliable.
|They're Grrrrrrrrrrreat!||paper warrior|
Mar 19, 2003 1:16 PM
|On my 420mm Sun's Specialized tires are easier to take off than %*& Panaracers.|| |