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Black 729's actually exist

leprechaun

Turbo Monkey
Apr 17, 2004
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Never believing it till i see it,Black Mavic 729's just showed up.They've been saying it for what-like 2 years now,they're finally here.

Word
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
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leprechaun said:
KANTERS GONNA KILL ME!! we only got 32 hole so far!! His pimp gold hadleys are 36 :mumble:


WHAT? You got me all excited. NO 36s? Check your email.
 

in the trees

Turbo Monkey
May 19, 2003
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I was told by Mavic that black 721s and 729s would start shipping the end of this month/ beginning of the new year. I'm waiting on a pair of 36 hole 721s.

toby
 

Castle

Turbo Monkey
Jun 10, 2002
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VA
yeah I ordered a ex729 a week ago and got it in real fast and it is black, I dig it!

 

Castle

Turbo Monkey
Jun 10, 2002
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degoose said:
y buy those if you could buy 823's?
not everyone wants tubeless....

I also prefer the wider rim for the shape it gives the tire.. specifically maxxis 2.35/2.5 and michy 2.5 tires

I'm not sure how the newer 823's are but the older ones didn't hold up very well... I think I remember the newer ones being improved... I haven't tried them
 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Ian Collins said:
true, but the new 823s are actually really strong....i think partly because the shape mocks the 521.....the old ones were trash tho
Ya, but that perception is still there. I also know of many shops who still have the older models in stock. Up here, 823s cost ALOT more as well, not sure if that is the case in the US though.
 

konabiker

Monkey
Jun 30, 2004
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Transcend said:
Ya, but that perception is still there. I also know of many shops who still have the older models in stock. Up here, 823s cost ALOT more as well, not sure if that is the case in the US though.
Down here they are cheaper than the 729(or whatever the burlier one is). I really dig mine.
 

Wayne

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Dec 27, 2005
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Ian Collins said:
true, but the new 823s are actually really strong....i think partly because the shape mocks the 521.....the old ones were trash tho
Yes they are strong, but 721's are no where near as strong as 823's and especially 729's.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
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Montana
1soulrider said:
They don't, be patient.
Goin on 2 months now. Well, Im still waiting on the bike, too. So, I guess Ill wait. Foes ended up painting my Fly the WRONG color.
 

Polandspring88

Superman
Mar 31, 2004
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Kanter said:
How do the Sun single tracs compare to a 729?
I have found that Sun rims are softer than Mavics. If you are a big guy or just a hard rider I doubt the Single Tracks will hold up to you. As is my rear Single Track has a fairly good sized ding and a flatspot after about 5 rides. I have had a 729 on the rear of my Bullit for 2 or so years now and after many times downhilling and aggressive riding it is still true and dent free.
 

Nick

My name is Nick
Sep 21, 2001
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Kanter said:
Goin on 2 months now. Well, Im still waiting on the bike, too. So, I guess Ill wait. Foes ended up painting my Fly the WRONG color.

Ok, I'll bite ... what color did they paint it, and what color was it supposed to be painted?
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
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Nick said:
Ok, I'll bite ... what color did they paint it, and what color was it supposed to be painted?
They painted mine RED and it was suppose to be Intense orange. They ended up painting someone elses old 02 Fly orange and my 06 red.





My LBS is Go-Ride and I live about 800 miles from them.
 

lonewolfe

Monkey
Nov 14, 2002
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Those black 729's do look nice. I remember seeing pictures of them on VP Frees a couple of years ago but never actually saw a black 729 in person.

Now, about 521's/721's. I have a pair that have almost two years of hard riding by a big Clyde, that's me. They have not gotten one flat spot and have never gone out of true. I believe a lot has to do with the quality of the wheel build but I have never had rims hold up as well. My D321's(Same as current 729's) have not heald up nearly as well. They are still awesome rims but they do have dents, flatspots and my rear has a nice little hop to it. So, I'm pretty stoked on D521's/721's.
 

Cave Dweller

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May 6, 2003
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I have had the black ex721's for a few months now. IMO they look better then the grey and are cheaper as well.

I have run both 729 (321) and 721 (521) on my DH bike and the 721's are a far better rim, better strength to weight ratio, and better tire profile as well.