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Sun ME14A for general usage/opinions?(6 posts)

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...

Thanks!
they're light and strongcyclopathic
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.