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gtxizang
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by gtxizang

Hi guys I would like to build a set of wheels for v-brakes. Thus far I sourced second hang Hugi 240 Hubs- 95g and 257g. Now I am aware of some rims that come in at about 350 grams each but I would like to go 50 or so grams lower than do you have any suggestions? Also I want to use aerolite spokes with the aluminium nipples- 278g plus 20g. This set up would mean a total weight of approx. 1350g but I think I can go lower. Do you guys have any suggestions? Much appreciated.

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by Juanmoretime

If you look at all the rims that go sub 350 they are disc only. If doubt you can find a rim that goes low unless someone makes one in carbon?

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by Tokyo Drifter

The best (and pretty much only) rim brake rim still made is the DT swiss xr440. It is excellent. You may (but I doubt it) find a NOS stans v-brake rim out there somewhere, but it is highly unlikely in 26in format.

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by HillRPete

Don't think your weight target is very realistic, if you contrast that the not many road clincher rims are below 400g. Now 28" > 26" of course, but you want a bit more beef off the road.

I'm going to try a set of 36h A23s this season (in 650b). Do people think that's outrageous? Moderate XC type riding mostly, but you all know how it is when you discover a trail that's calling your name ...

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by krzysiekmz

The only V-break rim I could think of that comes under 350g is Sun Ringle Lime Light. They varied between 310-330g, but I doubt you will ever find a pair anywhere. Easier to find are Sun Ringle UFO but they vary from 360g-390g. Newest Sun Ringle Equalizer are smilar in weight.

I never actually have seen ZTR 355 rim at 350g or less. All in 360's-370's. Mine are 366g and 377g.

Fot your GT why not try to find older Mavic ceramic rims? Mine x-517 ceramic are right at 400g. Not the lightest, but perform much better.

You could always get lighter set of hubs, unless you want to keep the <2000 theme.

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gtxizang
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by gtxizang

Thanks a lot for the advice guys I'll see what I can find... :wink:

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by bm0p700f

The Mavic 717 is a similar weight the XR440. The Dt rim is better. Remeber for XC riding the brake track is subject to more wear than a road rim will be so thicker braking surface is needed for durability. That is why those Sun rims are impossible to find. They wore out ages ago.

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by Steve Curtis

I have a set of American classic mtb 26 v brake wheels.
They are 1390 grams on my scales.

See if you can find a pair of these on eBay

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by bm0p700f

I think your 240 hubs with DT Swiss XR440 rims with Laser/rev spokes and alloy nipples will be a low 1500's grams. That is light enough.

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