Strong wheels? Wide rims

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10/25/2019 4:16 PM

Ok so i am looking at new wheels because I’ve gone through 2 brand new after market wheelsets in a year and I’m tired of breaking them.

1. Do wide rims effect strength of wheel? I’m thinking about getting the federal xls laced to g sport/odyssey hubs or some shit like that.

2. With straight gauge spokes and wider rims will I have to true my wheel less because I’m not trying to true my wheels every time I ride. I hate working on bikes

Feel free to make suggestions but I’m pretty set on the rims I think and don’t ride coasters.

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10/25/2019 4:26 PM

Ribcages wink

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10/25/2019 4:46 PM

Cinema reynolds

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10/25/2019 5:22 PM

Friend of mine who stopped riding a while ago swore by those really wide Federal rims. Said he never had to mess with them after he had them built up and he rode full street. Four pegs, coaster, all that. I saw him adjusting his wheel pretty often but the wheel itself seemed to hold up good.

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10/25/2019 5:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/25/2019 5:36 PM

I feel like a lot of the holding true aspect has to do with the initial build. When I started building wheels it seemed like every week I was dicking with them, now that I get how they stress and wear I can lace them up first go and they are solid. ... there's a lot of finesse that goes into building a wheel

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10/25/2019 5:58 PM

ESKEW77 wrote:

Cinema reynolds

After this 777/vx2 I don’t think I’d ride cinemas lol this is probably the worst wheel I’ve owned. Also agree a good build does help a lot. Not that I can build them haha

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10/25/2019 5:59 PM

readybmxer wrote:

Friend of mine who stopped riding a while ago swore by those really wide Federal rims. Said he never had to mess with them after he had them built up and he rode full street. Four pegs, coaster, all that. I saw him adjusting his wheel pretty often but the wheel itself seemed to hold up good.

They look solid and I like the look of the wide rim a lot haha. I don’t even really grind but a few pegless grinds here and there but still go through wheels fast.

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10/25/2019 6:01 PM

p1p1092 wrote:

Ribcages wink

I hear a lot of good things about those, I used to ride 7kas forever ago

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10/25/2019 6:38 PM

I got tired of breaking wheels so I picked up some bonedeth pornhub wheels and they have been kicking ass

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10/25/2019 7:39 PM

Ribcages
My rollcages are the old ones that had red stickers. They’re still pretty true and I’ve done some pretty silly things with them. I’ve built them onto different hubs at least 5 times, and got them 4th hand and I don’t see me needing new rims any time soon. I use bsd double butted spokes. But, I’ve been building wheels a long time, so I’m pretty good at it

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10/25/2019 7:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2019 11:41 AM

My wide ass animal rim hasnt moved a bit. I have got into the bad habit of caring too much about the tricks i want to accomplish and have also been literally throwing my bike out of pure frustration. I am a coaster, 4 peg, street guy at heart. I obviously don't have as much experience or ability as many members on here or out of the pool of riders in the world...but I havent had to true my animal rim once since I built it. I used the cheapest nipples and cheapest spokes, a used hub that had problems in the past and Its been my best wheel. I had to true the other wheels Ive had in the past semi-frequently. Im not, break my fork type of hard on my bike but I do dent frames, bend frames, break spokes, break pedals, etc.

Basically what Im trying to say is Im harder on my bike than most people and the wide rim, I feel, is an improvement to my gear.

I will say, it is a BITCH to get tires on the animal rim. Ive only used a couple tires on it though but the 2 tires (bsd donnastreet 2.4 kevlar and Eclat mirage 2.45 kevlar beads) used to slide off like butter with no tire lever necessary with my eastern rims, Odyssey rims, mission rims, mongoose rims, failure rims, oldschool rims and other rims on my friends bikes that I have sold old tires to.

Also, if you plan on running them in the rear they are a brakeless design. Just something to be aware of.

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10/25/2019 8:12 PM

Four wrote:

I hear a lot of good things about those, I used to ride 7kas forever ago

Best rims I've had. I've done a hell of a lot of stupid shit and under-rotated spins/whips with no damage. With the exception of a bad crash or two, I only need to true/tension them once a year, if that and even at that, they usually need very little work. Much easier to get tyres on than 7KAs/Hazard Lights too.

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10/26/2019 2:31 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

My wide ass animal rim hasnt moved a bit. I have got into the bad habit of caring too much about the tricks i want to accomplish and have also been literally throwing my bike out of pure frustration. I am a coaster, 4 peg, street guy at heart. I obviously don't have as much experience or ability as many members on here or out of the pool of riders in the world...but I havent had to true my animal rim once since I built it. I used the cheapest nipples and cheapest spokes, a used hub that had problems in the past and Its been my best wheel. I had to true the other wheels Ive had in the past semi-frequently. Im not, break my fork type of hard on my bike but I do dent frames, bend frames, break spokes, break pedals, etc.

Basically what Im trying to say is Im harder on my bike than most people and the wide rim, I feel, is an improvement to my gear.

I will say, it is a BITCH to get tires on the animal rim. Ive only used a couple tires on it though but the 2 tires (bsd donnastreet 2.4 kevlar and Eclat mirage 2.45 kevlar beads) used to slide off like butter with no tire lever necessary with my eastern rims, Odyssey rims, mission rims, mongoose rims, failure rims, oldschool rims and other rims on my friends bikes that I have sold old tires to.

Also, if you plan on running them in the rear they are a brakeless design. Just something to be aware of.

Thanks for the review of the wide rims dude. Yeah I feel that I’ve thrown my bike quite a bit lol. I don’t even ride pegs (I do pegless grinds here and there) and my current wheel set lasted maybe 5 months brand new. The wider rims look so sick imo. Definitely considering them

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10/26/2019 2:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2019 2:33 PM

.pegless. wrote:

Ribcages
My rollcages are the old ones that had red stickers. They’re still pretty true and I’ve done some pretty silly things with them. I’ve built them onto different hubs at least 5 times, and got them 4th hand and I don’t see me needing new rims any time soon. I use bsd double butted spokes. But, I’ve been building wheels a long time, so I’m pretty good at it

Also considering g sport wheels. Do you know if custom built wheels are any different than stock aftermarket ones in terms of how long they last? I don’t build my own wheels haha

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10/26/2019 2:35 PM

p1p1092 wrote:

Ribcages wink

Four wrote:

I hear a lot of good things about those, I used to ride 7kas forever ago

p1p1092 wrote:

Best rims I've had. I've done a hell of a lot of stupid shit and under-rotated spins/whips with no damage. With the exception of a bad crash or two, I only need to true/tension them once a year, if that and even at that, they usually need very little work. Much easier to get tyres on than 7KAs/Hazard Lights too.

I’m definitely looking for something that I don’t have to true/replace spokes every week. My back wheel needs tightened almost every two weeks. Also good to hear the 7KAs were the worst I’ve ever put tires on. I destroyed at least 5 tubes trying to get a fly Ruben 1.9 on those rims haha. I partially sold mine for that reason

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10/26/2019 3:07 PM

.pegless. wrote:

Ribcages
My rollcages are the old ones that had red stickers. They’re still pretty true and I’ve done some pretty silly things with them. I’ve built them onto different hubs at least 5 times, and got them 4th hand and I don’t see me needing new rims any time soon. I use bsd double butted spokes. But, I’ve been building wheels a long time, so I’m pretty good at it

Four wrote:

Also considering g sport wheels. Do you know if custom built wheels are any different than stock aftermarket ones in terms of how long they last? I don’t build my own wheels haha

Depends who builds them to be honest. It would be nice to assume guys working in bmx shops are good at building wheels, but you never know. Stock wheels are machine built, but bedding the spokes in properly and making sure they’re tensioned is a good skill to learn. If you buy from powers, They’ll be well built. Chad and Curtis know what they’re doing

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10/26/2019 6:41 PM

The main advantage of wide rims comes if you run low pressure. You're less likely to get flats with a wide rim. Otherwise they're just heavier imo

Gsports are the standard for a reason although I will say the 48 spoke Bone Deths I have are super solid .. trued twice in two years of heavy riding

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10/27/2019 7:56 PM

Gsport (ribcage) and odyssey (ka7) are the strongest rims period. Make sure you use brass nipples too.

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10/28/2019 10:31 AM

Four wrote:

Ok so i am looking at new wheels because I’ve gone through 2 brand new after market wheelsets in a year and I’m tired of breaking them.

1. Do wide rims effect strength of wheel? I’m thinking about getting the federal xls laced to g sport/odyssey hubs or some shit like that.

2. With straight gauge spokes and wider rims will I have to true my wheel less because I’m not trying to true my wheels every time I ride. I hate working on bikes

Feel free to make suggestions but I’m pretty set on the rims I think and don’t ride coasters.

im a little late but g sports are where its at

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10/28/2019 8:08 PM

.pegless. wrote:

Ribcages
My rollcages are the old ones that had red stickers. They’re still pretty true and I’ve done some pretty silly things with them. I’ve built them onto different hubs at least 5 times, and got them 4th hand and I don’t see me needing new rims any time soon. I use bsd double butted spokes. But, I’ve been building wheels a long time, so I’m pretty good at it

Four wrote:

Also considering g sport wheels. Do you know if custom built wheels are any different than stock aftermarket ones in terms of how long they last? I don’t build my own wheels haha

.pegless. wrote:

Depends who builds them to be honest. It would be nice to assume guys working in bmx shops are good at building wheels, but you never know. Stock wheels are machine built, but bedding the spokes in properly and making sure they’re tensioned is a good skill to learn. If you buy from powers, They’ll be well built. Chad and Curtis know what they’re doing

Yes bobby, order wheels from us and i will build them myself. Free shipping too. Get some ribcages.

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10/29/2019 9:08 PM

Had 48h ribcages to pornhubs, end of the story

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