Originally Posted by Throttlemeister
Speaking of stronger rims, are the Excel's tougher than the Sun Rims or DID Dirtstars? How do they rank? Are there a couple of versions of Excels, I remember reading about A60s and the Takasago etc.
The Excel A60 rim's are the strongest rim's available, then there Takasago line is the next in strength. They also have the Notako line that is the same strength that they put on oem wheel's.
DID oem dirtstar's are the same strength as the Notako rim's, but are a little lighter, they STX rim's are supposed to be the same strength as the A60 rim's, but we've seen them all get bent when subjected to MX jumping and hard aggressive trail riding.
The sun rim's are the softest of all, they are lighter but aren't suggested for off-road use. They use a 6000 series aluminum, and are much softer than the excel rim's, which have been the standard for year's.