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  1. FreeRide-Junkie

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    I flat-spotted my rear 517 on a nasty little g-out log gap during a race last year and need to replace it. I don't know if I want to track down another 517 (or very similar Mavic rim) or go with something completely new.

    It MUST have a brake track as I am running rim brakes.
    It MUST be 32 hole because I am not selling my King hubs.
    I would like the option of running tubeless.

    I have looked at the Stans rims bu other than that don't really know where to look. (DT, Mavic, Sun, etc.) I have always hunted rims for DH or DJ bikes so I don't know much about the XC race market.

    I would like ANY suggestions. Don't limit them by price at all because the bike does have a very nice build on it. If an expensive rim will be hands down better than a cheaper one I can spend the cash.

    Let me know what you guys are riding, have ridden, and would recommend.

    Thanks!

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  2. FreeRide-Junkie

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    Anyone??

    Mavic 717?
    Mavic 717 Ceramic?
    DT 4.1?
    DT 4.1 Ceramic?
    Stans?

    Others?
     
  3. Dragoneyes

    Dragoneyes Chimp

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    Mavic has an 819 UST tubeless rim brake version.......
     
  4. FreeRide-Junkie

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    Isn't that a heavier rim though? I am concerned about weight since it is my race bike.
     
  5. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    A local wheelbuilder holds the DT rims in high regard. Those whould be what I would rock if I were in the market for a wheelset.
     
  6. auntesther

    auntesther Monkey

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    I am a big fan of Mavic rims. I have used a number of other makers over the years but Mavics IMO are the best made. I have 517 Ceramics on my XC HT and wouldnt change em for any other rim I can think of