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Which 16" 36h aluminum/lightweight rim should I buy (USA)?

Old 10-21-19, 09:47 PM
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Which 16" 36h aluminum/lightweight rim should I buy (USA)?

I need a lightweight 16 inch 36 hole rim with available tubes (USA).
Sun Ringle M-14A Rim Sun 16 349x12.4
Sun Ringle M-14A Rim Sun 16 349x18.9
The second one "18.9" is wider and probably easier to buy tubes for?
Like this tube... Sunlite Tube 16X1 Pv 32Mm (349X19) ?
Any rim is plenty strong enough for my purpose.
Thanks.

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Old 10-21-19, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Badzilla View Post
I need a lightweight 16 inch 36 hole rim with available tubes (USA).
Sun Ringle M-14A Rim Sun 16 349x12.4
Sun Ringle M-14A Rim Sun 16 349x18.9
The second one "18.9" is wider and probably easier to buy tubes for?
Like this tube... Sunlite Tube 16X1 Pv 32Mm (349X19) ?
Any rim is plenty strong enough for my purpose.
Thanks.

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Just what is your purpose? What are you working on?
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The tube size goes with the tire width, not the rim. The rim makes only a little difference.
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That's usually a child's wheel, so tubes will typically be quite girthy, and tyre choices can be frustrating.

Not to be confused with 16 3/8 rims, as used by Brompton etc, which have a bead seat radius just 3mm smaller than an 18ins wheel - those tyres and tubes are available in thinner sizes, including popular choices like the Schwalbe Marathon.

Edit - had to correct a figure..

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