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Anyone riding Fir rims?(6 posts)

Anyone riding Fir rims?the bull
Aug 13, 2003 3:13 PM
I am looking at the cheaper ones "Fir net 97".
Anyone cruising these?
How do they hold up?
There are not any reviews on this site for them.
I have a pair of Fir Nettuno's........abicirider
Aug 13, 2003 3:43 PM
Built up a pair of 32 hole fir Nettuno's not bad for training they are heavy though, build up fairly easy, and little maintance required a quick tru here and there I probably have about 3000 miles on the pair no signs of stress cracks, machined sidewalls still in very good shape from braking,Have never poped a spoke on the Firs, overall happy with the firs for training the Nettuno's have about the same profile as a Mavic cxp21.
Be safe out On The Roads!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
Good product, strong and beefySpunout
Aug 13, 2003 3:44 PM
and stay true no problems.

Different brake surface than Mavics, although I do not need to move my pads or adjust anything when switching with my Open Pros. Braking is good under all conditions.

Michelin Axial Carbons will be the death of me, trying to put them onto these rims! Use good(cloth) rim strips, the spoke holes don't have eyelets on the inside, and can challenge Michelin or Vittoria rim strips.
re: Anyone riding Fir rims?geeker
Aug 13, 2003 4:21 PM
I have an old FIR EL 45 rim on the front wheel of my Frankenbike. Sturdy, no problems, my only complaint is that it's a real PITA to mount tires on (have heard this of FIR rims in general).
Have you tried using a tire like...the bull
Aug 13, 2003 4:33 PM
Aug 13, 2003 7:55 PM
Sorry. Just Hutchinson (really tough), Avocet and Panaracer.