Tuesday, September 24, 2013

when component snobbery is a little silly

Bicycle geek-out time:
Bicycle Quarterly's latest issue complains about the lack of a good 650b rim, citing failure of some pretty fancy Piacenti rims.
I built up a paid of wheels on some Sun CR-18 rims FOUR years ago and they're still going strong. I don't ride Randos on them like Jan does, but I commute on them daily and carry lots of stuff. No cracks, no warping, and the wheels continue to roll true.
Piacenti rims: $95 each
Sun rims: $28 each (at time of purchase, now 30 to 35 each)
Just sayin'.

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