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Old 11-29-22, 02:59 PM
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Silver rims with rim brake tracks

Hi,

is it just me, or is it virtually impossible to find rims (not wheelsets) in silver for use with rim brakes? Esp deep or semi-deep section rims seem to be impossible to come by.
Anyone has the same problem? If not, kindly reccomend a retailer (preferably in Europe) who sells these.

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Old 11-29-22, 03:22 PM
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https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
The 36h silver option is in stock.
I have multiple sets of wheels with this rim in black with 28, 32, and 36h- its quite good. 25mm deep.

Velocity Dyad comes in silver too.
Velocity Deep V is 30mm and thats probably close to the deepest you will find for an aluminum rim with brake track.
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Velocity sells many models of rims in silver for rim brakes.
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Kinlin rims:
https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/collect...in-silver-700c
Available in various drillings, both symmetrical and assymetrical, and tubeless ready.
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H + son archetype
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Old 11-29-22, 04:52 PM
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Unsure what the definition of "deep" is.

reference Campagnolo Shamal and comment on that as deep enough or not
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Pacenti makes some nice silver rims. Velocity A23's and Quill rims are available in both polished and silver anodized.
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Mavic A319 and Rigida Sputnik are great for touring, and can be gotten cheaply through SJS Cycles in the UK.
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thanks you lovely lot - all that helps tons! For reference, I consider <30 mm to be semi deep and everything beyond that deep
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Originally Posted by Positron400 View Post
thanks you lovely lot - all that helps tons! For reference, I consider <30 mm to be semi deep and everything beyond that deep
It is very hard to find an aluminum rim a whole lot deeper than 30 mm and if found they would be very heavy. Bending an aluminum extrusion into a circular shape becomes more and more difficult the deeper the extrusion. I have an old set of Campagnolo Vento wheels with rims about 40 mm deep and they are very heavy

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Not deep, & not 'high end', but I think the polished Sun M13-II rims build up nicely and look great (especially if you peel off the ugly sticker...) on a classic/vintage ride for a hard-to-beat price*.

*best I've found was from Cason City Bike Shop. They were $25 or so for a while, but now showing at $35.
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H+Son rims. Many varieties available, I believe most can be had in silver. Quality is superb.
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Old 11-30-22, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Positron400 View Post
... is it just me, or is it virtually impossible to find rims (not wheelsets) in silver for use with rim brakes?
It's just you. :-)

All the best!
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There's a set of 24H Sun Venus (25mm height) on Ebay right now. Tremendous rim.



Polished version of the Kinlin XR19W is available at Interloc Racing Designs
under the name "Cadence". Otherwise, unpolished at Bicycle Wheel Warehouse.

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Old 11-30-22, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
It's just you. :-)

All the best!
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These Kinlin XR26T & XR26RT rims came in the mail today. Silver and 26mm deep.
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What are the benefits of a deep rim?
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Strength and aerodynamics are the main benefits. There are drawbacks too. At some point deep rims become heavy, especially when made of aluminum. Crosswinds can be nasty with deep wheels, especially a deep front wheel.

If I've got a frame with 25.4/28.6 tubing and a threaded 1" steerer I'll stick with box section rims or rims less than 30mm deep if possible.
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What are the benefits of a deep rim?
When I went from a rim-brake 13mm box rim to 25mm (welded and machined), I experienced far fewer loose spoke (truing) and risk of "tacoing" the rim on abrupt application on down-hills. Also, higher rims tend to be newer (although still velo) than traditional box rims, so not only the height makes them stronger and stiffer, but the overall design and material (better aluminum).
I consider anything 25mm rim height and up to be semi-deep. In my opinion, they are definitely in a different classification than the 13-19mm. I use DTSwiss 14g competition, single-butted, for a bullet-proof wheel.
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Positron400 FWIW the whole brake track thing started because the hard anodized darker rims becoming ever more popular in the late ‘80s didn’t break quite as well as their silver counterparts until the anodizing wore off. The uneven wear of the anodizing was very unpopular and eventually the manufacturers started the machining to resolve these issues. There was no real reason, other than aesthetics, to machine the silver ones.
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Old 12-03-22, 12:13 PM
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Cool, the more you know! thanks!
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