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    I need help deciding which rim to buy to build up a new back wheel.

    I just picked up a Project 321 rear hub and will build a 26" wheel up for a 150mm all mountain (did someone say enduro?) bike that is my 'one bike to do it all'. Read that as, I don't want it to be too heavy but I still need it to hold up to Mt Buller, Kinglake and the Youies 6 - 10 times a year.

    I'm about 75kg kitted up and while I like to hit features, I'm probably not as hardcore as I imagine I am and am reasonably easy on wheels.

    I want something around 25mm internal width and under 500gm. I have been looking on the German sites and have narrowed it down to the following:
    DT Swiss EX471
    Stands Arch Mk3
    SPank Oozy trail 295

    They are all available for about 60 - 65 Euro.

    Let me know your thoughts on those and feel free to toss in other options.

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    I am running the Spank rim, brilliant rim, good width, I felt it helped my bike to track better only downside is I have found it a bit of a pain to seal up tubeless but once sealed no issues. Similar weight to you and hit features, rock gardens, jumps drops etc and the rims have not budged since they were built.

    Hit up Al at Pushies as he did a great price for me.

    I had an old model Arch in the past and again a solid dependable rim and heard good things about the new version.

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    I've been running Spank Oozy rims on my hardtail..... piece of piss to set up tubeless.... but made of edam/chedder (insert your cheese of choice here ).
    395+ on a 140mm Hardtail being ridden with some gusto....

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    Stans Fliw mk3. Fuck all heavier than arch, heaps wider.
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    Think I'll just buy an Orange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    Stans Fliw mk3. Fuck all heavier than arch, heaps wider.
    Tempting but I'm going to keep running my current front which is just 23mm internal. I know it's a bit weird but I don't really want to run something almost 30mm internal on the back with just 23 on the front. Can't afford do the front too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTmofo View Post
    I've been running Spank Oozy rims on my hardtail..... piece of piss to set up tubeless.... but made of edam/chedder (insert your cheese of choice here ).
    395+ on a 140mm Hardtail being ridden with some gusto....
    Ouch! Was that something other rims have shrugged off or a particularly messy landing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiny View Post
    I am running the Spank rim, brilliant rim, good width, I felt it helped my bike to track better only downside is I have found it a bit of a pain to seal up tubeless but once sealed no issues. Similar weight to you and hit features, rock gardens, jumps drops etc and the rims have not budged since they were built.

    Hit up Al at Pushies as he did a great price for me.

    I had an old model Arch in the past and again a solid dependable rim and heard good things about the new version.
    Thanks Shiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuley95 View Post
    Ouch! Was that something other rims have shrugged off or a particularly messy landing?
    Yeah... can't imagine any rim would have survived the impact. I dropped off a 2.5ish ft drop at speed onto a little half buried tree stump.... little sneaky bastard stump.
    Joking aside, Spank are really nicely shot peened finished, and have stayed true until this.

    If I was looking for something narrower than my 395+, I'd be looking at Flow Mk3 or DTSWISS EX481.

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    EX721 ... nuff said
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    15mm front? I have a Pro4 Stans Flow Mk3 I will part with... To match a Flow Mk3 rear...
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