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Old 01-03-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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is 1.85 rim better than 2.15 ?

I am about to order a Sun Rim to replace the one that I dented real good on a high speed desert G-out, I didn't even hit a rock, just front wheel landed, the excels must be made with extra butter alloy, it must do wonders for replacement sales.
I tried to do a search but the engine doesn't take 3 letter keywords
has anyone run a 1.85 instead of the stock 2.15 ?,
is it less likely to dent ?
does it affect handling ?
I wonder what a 1.60 would be like, I happen to have one of those in stock
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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I think I just found the answer to my own question, I noticed the SE uses a 1.85 Dirtstar DID but it's $285 from KTM
Anyone have an idea where I can find another source for a DID dirt Star ?
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:10 PM   #3
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I found out I can get the dirt star from ktm for $215
or the Sun from buchanans for $195 + 35 for black so $ 230

It looks like the SE rim is winning so far as long as the hubs are the same

How are the SE rims holding up ?
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:32 PM   #4
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I don't know the answers to your questions, but I thought that the sun rims were the strongest out there. Woody has a thread over in the vendors section. I think he'd have a good answer.

Oh I forgot to mention. Check out the rim pins available for the suns. They look pretty cool.

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Old 01-04-2009, 12:04 AM   #5
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thanks, yes wasting money is an issue,
I bend front rims like a baja race team
I ride it fast off road
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:36 AM   #6
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I've bent the rest so now I have gone with the best!

If you ride a lot off-road, and ride it hard, there is only one rim to have.

The 1.6" x 21" X60 by Excel.



This is by far the strongest rim of all, the downside is, smaller contact patch if you plan on doing much road work due to it's narrow width. This rim is 20% stronger than other 1.6" rims and I reckon 50% stronger than 1.85" rims. Stronger section so you don't get the usual bending.

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #7
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Ignoring how much money you are trying to save on the rim...
There are a world of rims, hubs, spokes, etc,..
Yes, a bulletproof setup can constructed if you choose wisely.

For example, look at Woody's website for reference.
http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/wisdom.shtml
Your issue has everything to do with how much you are on the trail vs street.
Only you can answer that question.
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