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Digger Goreman
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
RhinoLites arenít particularly lightweight...not that rim weight nor rim strength makes much difference. I off-road tour on mountain passes on a bike that is equipped with Mavic XC717 which are 130 g lighter than the Rhino Lites. Thatís not gravel touring. Itís rock touring with a 30 to 40 lb load and a heavy, aggressive rider. I donít break spokes because I use strong spokes. I donít worry about the rim weight.

On the other hand, you should carry the greatest weight over the front wheel because the bike is more stable and the wheel is stronger. 60% front/ 40% rear is about ideal.
We were writing at same time....

Encouraging thoughts, as I hope to stay 30lbs/less on equipment. More room for more veggies, if necessary

How about tires and air? Since I commute mostly, I dropped from 26 x 1.95 to 1.75. I can fit up to 2.1's without problems. I do keep my tires at 65 lbs (max). How should width and pressure adjust with load?

(Really wish I did know about the spokes.... Just have to hope good wires went on a good hub & rim).

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