Wide rim brake rim for cross/gravel bike

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  • I'm considering rebuiliding the wheels on my cyclocross bike as they have narrow DT Swiss R465 rims which are making the 34C tyres balloon somewhat. The bike has clearance for 40mm+ tyres, which I'd like to try, but I think the rims need to be sorted first.

    Any opinions on the Kinlin ADHN (heavier/stronger?) vs the XR22 (lighter, tubeless compatible) ?

    The other option is the Ambrosio P20 but I'd need to buy new spokes as the ERD is quite different.

    Anything else I'm missing?

    Cheers
    Simon

  • I’m after the same so intrigued to hear views on this.

  • Arkane sells an alloy rim with a wide internal and tall braking surface that could be good for this.

  • Had a similar requirement 6 months ago and made the following list. Ended up going for XR22T and XR22RT but haven't built them yet.

    Please check prices/dims yourself. Might be out of date.

    Kinlin XC-279 17 mm internal 22.4 mm external 490 g £35 assymetric available - tubeless possible
    Alex CX28 17 mm internal 21.8 mm external 440 g (actual approx 470 g?) £36 - tubeless ready
    Open Pro 15 mm internal 19.6 mm external 410 g £40 (just for reference)
    Kinlin XR22T 19 mm internal 24 mm external 450 g £40 (£35 from Spa) assymetric available - tubeless ready
    DT Swiss R460 18 mm internal 23 mm external 460 g £40 - tubeless ready
    Velocity A23 18 mm internal 23 mm external 450 g £47 assymetric available - tubeless ready
    Kinlin XR31T 19 mm internal 24 mm external 490 g £55 assymetric available - tubeless
    DCR 23mm 18 mm internal 23 mm external 430 g £60 assymetric available - tubeless ready
    H Plus Son Archetype 17.2 mm internal 23 mm external 485 (measured) g £60
    DT Swiss RR 411 18 mm internal 21.5 mm external 435 g £67 assymetric available - tubeless ready
    Stans Alpha 340 17 mm internal 20 mm external 385 g £80

  • yeh plus one for arkane. Great rim / service.

  • The Arcane ones are 25mm deep so the ERD will be smaller than my R465s and I'll need new spokes. They are 20mm internal which seems to be the max for rim brakes

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