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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  9. Pluto

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    The Halo SAS and Combat rims are both 36mm and I dont really
    think much mroe than that is necisary but I do like the look
    of Large Marge. Aaron

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    The Halo SAS and Combat rims are both 36mm and I dont really
    think much mroe than that is necisary but I do like the look
    of Large Marge. Aaron

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    yeah, I've never seen ppl other than europeans use them,
    which is strange because are they not an american company? I
    thought so but the lack of them overthere I now think
    otherwise... aaron

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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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    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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