Large Marge or other common beefy rims...

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    Question: What do you think you'd prefer for muni? (assuming 24"
    versions are available)

    - 42(ish)mm wide Alex DX32, and other similar rims.
    - 65mm wide Large Marge rim
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    Just wondering what people think of this Large Marge rim from what
    they've heard so far. Assuming a 24" versoin will eventually be
    available and the prices are reasonably similar, would you prefer the
    beefy Alex DX-32 rim (or any other common beefy rim) or the ultra-beefy
    Large Marge rim for muni? What about trials - do you think we need
    anything wider than the Monty 19" rim? What about wider tyres?

    I'm just curious. My 24x3" Gazz had never really significantly folded
    on my Alex DX-32 rim, but I do like the sound of the Large Marge.

    Thanks for the review Sofa.

    Andrew


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  2. john_childs

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  3. Thanks. Do you know the outside width of the DX-32? Surely 65mm for
    the Large Marge is the outside width.....isn't it?! :)

    Andrew


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  4. john_childs

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    The Alex DX32 has an inside width of 32 mm and an outside width of 39
    mm.

    My Avro Zum rim that I have on my muni has an inside width of 38 mm and
    an outside width of 44 mm. The extra width is noticeable compared to
    the DX32 especially when doing side hops or pecking up a hill.

    The Large Marge would be an interesting rim to use in the snow or sand.
    Put on a 3" Gazz on it and go play in the snow or sand.

    It will be interesting to see how the Large Marge and 3" Gazz or 3" Duro
    Wildlife tire combo works in the dirt and on the pavement.


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  5. Sofa

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    Doesn't seem like a very usefull poll.

    One (or maybe a handful of others) have tried this rim?

    How can anyone who has never even seen it vote against it? Or for it?

    It could be sport altering.

    It could be overkill.


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  6. I guess I'm wondering what people think they think of it rather than
    what they think of it. :) The poll wasn't the only purpose of this
    thread though. I'm also wondering if you people feel the need for wider
    trials rims and wider tyres in general...and why.

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  7. Sofa

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  8. Im actually suprised how rounded the Kenda tire I'v put on my Large
    marge is. I thought it would just be up, flat, and down. But it really
    isnt, It actually looks alot like a gazz to me. as it, wide as heck and
    rounded. I'll try to get a picture this weekend maybe...


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  12. I think that a super wide trials rim would be good for trials, if you
    could make it light, and strong. But what i'd prefer over an uber wide
    rim like that, would be a version of the DX-32 that didn't get flat
    spots so easily.

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  13. Sofa

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  14. Im pretty sure the ID on the doublewide is 34mm. yeah, lots of (mostly)
    unnecisary sidewall. Although, it does give some confidence when rimming
    the tire.


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  15. Im pretty sure the ID on the doublewide is 34mm. yeah, lots of (mostly)
    unnecisary sidewall. Although, it does give some confidence when rimming
    the tire.


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  16. TonyMelton

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    I ride a 24" Alex DM24 with a 3" Gazz and have never found tyre folding
    to be a problem. I reckon anything wider than a DX32 is overkill and
    just adding more weight!


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    I ride a 24" Alex DM24 with a 3" Gazz and have never found tyre folding
    to be a problem. I reckon anything wider than a DX32 is overkill and
    just adding more weight!


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