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Old 09-22-2020, 08:59 PM
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Tubeless Carbon rim recommendation

Greetings Paceline,

So, I’m seriously considering a carbon disc wheel set that will meet the following requirements.

Easy tubeless install
Optimized for 28-30mm tires
Crosswind friendly
Reasonably Affordable

What tried and true rims would you recommend I look into? Also, is 21mm ID a necessity?

Thanks in advance,


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Old 09-22-2020, 09:00 PM
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:05 PM
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go for the new shamals!

Moderately affordable? Can I even buy them as rims?


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Old 09-22-2020, 09:06 PM
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Bontrager Aeulos Pro3, meets all stated criteria. Bombproof.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:10 PM
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Thanks, but I need to clarify: I just want the rims—will build the wheel set.


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Old 09-22-2020, 09:14 PM
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Wheels, but not rims.

I’m intrigued by the Flo carbon wheels, and likely will be getting a set for the gravel bike I’m building. https://flocycling.com/. They are reasonably priced, and the reviews have been really good. If you are going tubeless, a wider internal rim width is a benefit. There is a lot of material on the internet you can read. For instance, https://cyclingtips.com/2016/11/the-...e-road-wheels/.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:27 PM
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Boyd has a great rim.

https://boydcycling.com/collections/...disc-brake-rim
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:43 PM
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Hard to beat Light-Bicycle Recon or Recon Pro rims.
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:59 AM
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Hard to beat Light-Bicycle Recon or Recon Pro rims.
Yeah, with the Pro you get either a 5 year or lifetime warranty. And it is pretty much "you break it, you get it".
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:14 AM
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Greetings Paceline,

So, I’m seriously considering a carbon disc wheel set that will meet the following requirements.

Easy tubeless install
Optimized for 28-30mm tires
Crosswind friendly
Reasonably Affordable

What tried and true rims would you recommend I look into? Also, is 21mm ID a necessity?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 09-23-2020, 09:28 AM
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Farsports.. have had for a couple years and they're great.
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:50 AM
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HED Vanquish / Vanquish GP (they might have changed the names). Not crazy expensive, available as rims and made in U.S.A. I've been on Vanquish GPs this year and really like them, whole time on 28s. Optimized (that is, aero) for 28s but will easily take wider. If you want "optimized for 30" from an aero point of view, I'm not sure.

I'm on the GPs because they come in a 28-hole drilling, at the expense of some weight.

Caveat: disc only. You won't find rim brake hoops optimized for 28 or 30c though, I don't think.
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:07 PM
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HED Vanquish / Vanquish GP (they might have changed the names). Not crazy expensive, available as rims and made in U.S.A. I've been on Vanquish GPs this year and really like them, whole time on 28s. Optimized (that is, aero) for 28s but will easily take wider. If you want "optimized for 30" from an aero point of view, I'm not sure.

I'm on the GPs because they come in a 28-hole drilling, at the expense of some weight.

Caveat: disc only. You won't find rim brake hoops optimized for 28 or 30c though, I don't think.
You know, I this won't be formally optimized for 28-30mm tires, but Light Bicycles do have one rim brake rim that's 56mm deep, 23mm internal width, and - get this - 30mm wide at the brake track. 28mm tires should be only a bit wider than the brake track.

The question is how well your brakes will work with a rim that's 30mm wide. I think the current generation of Shimano calipers should be able to handle that, but I'm not positive. It's definitely a lot wider than any other rim that I'm aware of.
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:15 PM
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