36 hole 650B Rim

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Bsteel
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36 hole 650B Rim

Postby Bsteel » 29 Jan 2017, 3:14pm

Hi,

Would anyone have any suggestions for a 36 hole 650B rim that is tubeless compatible (UST). I've seen the velocity A23 but at over $100 it's a little more than I was hoping to pay. The combination of 36 hole and UST seems to reduce the availability considerably.
The 36 hole is a requirement as I was hoping to use the rim with a SA X-FD hub which I believe is only made in 36 hole.

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Gattonero
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Re: 36 hole 650B Rim

Postby Gattonero » 30 Jan 2017, 2:30pm

IIRC, halo does something in that size and drilling?

Have the same problem as I've scored a set of 36h hubs and wouldn't mind building a set of 650b for a 26" Mtb to ber used with 35-40mm tyres.
32h seems the standard for modern aftermarket Mtb rims&hubs
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Re: 36 hole 650B Rim

Postby Bsteel » 30 Jan 2017, 3:05pm

Thanks for the suggestion, although I failed to find the Halo rim. Another search did turn up the Mavic rim - EX 630 Disc which as far as I can see is one of the only 27.5" Mavic rims in 36 hole. Priced at around £50 / rim.
It's certainly getting difficult to mate any of the braked Sturmey Archer hubs to modern rims.

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Re: 36 hole 650B Rim

Postby Threevok » 30 Jan 2017, 3:28pm

Mavic also do the EX830 in 36h at 27.5, but they are more expensive again at around £60-£65

32 (and 28 for straight pull) seems to be the MTB norm these days. The most 36h I see are 29ers (and the occasional 26)

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Re: 36 hole 650B Rim

Postby Gattonero » 30 Jan 2017, 10:12pm

Bsteel wrote:Thanks for the suggestion, although I failed to find the Halo rim. Another search did turn up the Mavic rim - EX 630 Disc which as far as I can see is one of the only 27.5" Mavic rims in 36 hole. Priced at around £50 / rim.
It's certainly getting difficult to mate any of the braked Sturmey Archer hubs to modern rims.


I had it saved, it was the Halo Vapour, but it seems to be discontinued in 36h.
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,
since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
Thus you remember them as they actually are...