Gsport Ribcage Vs. Fly Rear Rim

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10/29/2015 11:23 AM

Planning on building new wheels, stuck between those two options for rims. Has anyone on here rode both and preferred one or the other?

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10/29/2015 11:33 AM

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10/29/2015 12:23 PM

Not a personnal experience but I know a guy who run that fly rim since years without problems.
Also I think the large spaces between the two "nappes" of spokes contributes a lot to the strenght of the wheel. Against a rim where all the spokes holes are inline.

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10/29/2015 3:41 PM

Those are like polar opposites.

Fly rim is stupid light.
Ribcage is stupid strong.

So if you want a light bike, get the fly rims.
If you beat up rims a lot, get the Ribcage.

If you're a normal person, get a Birdcage, or if you don't like aero rims, a rollcage.

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10/29/2015 3:59 PM

tecnic1 wrote:

Those are like polar opposites.

Fly rim is stupid light.
Ribcage is stupid strong.

So if you want a light bike, get the fly ...more

Fly rim is 19oz.
Ribcage is 17.9oz.

So if I want a lighter bike, I should get the Ribcages.
Since I beat up rims a lot, I should get either one.

Since I'm not a normal person, I already broke a set of birdcages, and have already rode Rollcages and want to try something new.

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10/29/2015 4:12 PM

tecnic1 wrote:

Those are like polar opposites.

Fly rim is stupid light.
Ribcage is stupid strong.

So if you want a light bike, get the fly ...more

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Fly rim is 19oz.
Ribcage is 17.9oz.

So if I want a lighter bike, I should get the Ribcages.
Since I beat up rims a lot, I ...more

Lolwhoops

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10/29/2015 4:27 PM

I expected my ribcage to be better than it is. It's not a bad rim but for $90 i thought i wouldn't need to true it every month. I break spokes a lot though so that's probably it, maybe i should just go for a 48 spoke rear wheel.

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10/29/2015 7:10 PM

tecnic1 wrote:

Those are like polar opposites.

Fly rim is stupid light.
Ribcage is stupid strong.

So if you want a light bike, get the fly ...more

You're probably thinking of the newer "Front" rim by Fly.

The OG "Rear" rim was heavy, strong as fuck, and I would dare say on par with the Ribcage.


Honestly, you couldn't go wrong with either. My friend's been riding one in the rear for at least 7 years and he beats the piss out of it. Although I am partial to the Ribcage cause it is G-Sport after all and I ride them front & back with no problems so far... So either way..

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10/30/2015 7:14 AM

I have Demolition Zeros clear of 3 years old, and they are still going.

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10/30/2015 8:33 AM

Sand against the grain , get some 1664 rims

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10/30/2015 8:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/30/2015 8:38 AM

eskimojay wrote:

Sand against the grain , get some 1664 rims

Not interested in anymore catalog rims. Looking for something extra wide, thick, and with added material in necessary places. Gsport Ribcage and Fly rims fit that description best. I want a super stiff, durable wheel. And preferably 7000 series alloy.

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10/30/2015 9:25 AM

I vote for fly. That thing was stiff as fuck before i even tightened the spokes. Before truing or tightening them it felt like it was done, super stiff. And I can fel the difference in stiffness. I say go for fly classics.

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10/30/2015 9:34 AM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Not interested in anymore catalog rims. Looking for something extra wide, thick, and with added material in necessary places. ...more

https://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/420221/Stranger_XXLT_Rim.html

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10/30/2015 10:21 AM

Yeah, a rim that's significantly less durable than both options in the original post and 2-4 ounces heavier. Good choice! Width, both overall and in terms of how far the spokes cross each other, is only good to a certain point.

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10/30/2015 10:57 AM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Yeah, a rim that's significantly less durable than both options in the original post and 2-4 ounces heavier. Good choice! ...more

Eeeexactly.

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10/30/2015 2:44 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Yeah, a rim that's significantly less durable than both options in the original post and 2-4 ounces heavier. Good choice! ...more

he said wide stiff and 7000. that meets all 3 of his criterias

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