Wider 700c bombproof wheels / rim options ?

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  • Just bought a pompino for daily commute and weekend woodland fun . Looking for a 700c bombproof wheel / rim that I can run with 35c ish tyres and will take all the abuse I can throw at it also not stupid money to buy


  • Kinlin rims are good / cheap if you wanna build your own. Halo seem cheap and pretty decent.

  • Those have a 14mm inner width. The minimum you want for 35c tyres is 17mm really.

  • Didn’t check that. Agreed

  • Ryde rims are a good option.

    I love mine. Some models have sidewalls with CSS coating. A sort of ceramic coating which seems to get stronger and stronger the more it is used. Much better and durable than the Mavic version.
    Check out the Edge and most of all the Andra rims.


  • If DT Swiss still do their 'trekking' rims they're good

  • Rigida sputnik if you want rims that you will never be able to kill, also tester approved I think

  • Had Sputniks on my tourer/do-everything bike for 4 years now, used 38-43mm tyres and never had to show them a spoke key. Bought from Spa cycles.

    I will be looking for a lighter wheelset soon though.

  • Ryde = formerly known as Rigida

  • In the +-500g range i can vouch for DT R500s, very impressed with mine so far.
    They dont have any inserts in the eyelets though unlike the true trekking and cargo options.
    But theyve survived some heavy loads and forest bashing. Built them with a Shimano Hub Dyno front (huge 70mm flange diameter + deep rim = very stable) and a rear XT Hub with butted spokes (2.0 / 1,6). As a result i've got a respectable 1,95kg wheelset, which i think is allright for a 150€-wheelset with a dynamo. (could be as low as 1600 without the hub dynamo with e.g. a novatec front hub instead).

  • Kinlin XR22t are absolutely fine for 35mm-40mm tires, have done many miles on mine.
    Don't buy Sputniks or similar, they are so heavy that you will want to give up cycling

  • mavic a719 these did come in 40h

    also a519 / a319

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Wider 700c bombproof wheels / rim options ?

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