WR rims really soft???
Posted September 24, 2010 - 08:21 AM
I had heard that not all Excel rims are the same ... that true? (Meaning they have different "models" of rims with different degrees of strength)
I really don't want to spend the bucks to put the same butter soft rim on there again! Any suggestions for a different rim?
Posted September 24, 2010 - 09:12 AM
Maybe your new bike rides so nice that you are faster and the suspension so plush you did not notice the impact....
Stronger rims are heavier. It is a balance between unspring weight and strength.
Posted September 24, 2010 - 09:29 AM
Posted September 24, 2010 - 03:42 PM
On how bad the dents are, not hideous, bead is good, tire holds air, rim is true (except for the dent of course).
As for "why replace it?" ... I guess I just want my bike "right", and a bit worried that if the rim can dent twice without me noticing it, what's going to happen when I really smack into something?
Posted September 24, 2010 - 03:56 PM
No, I've found a lot of damage occurs without the actual incident ever being noticed. I do yard work and will come in the house with terrible cuts on my legs. I am totally unaware of when it happened.
I too, would much prefer to oval a rim doing a back flip insted of putting along a trail with friends, riding real slow behind them......