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Offline threplogle

Hello all, new member here looking for some 29” rim guidance for my 2019 Surly Ogre build.  Looking to build some 32h or 36h bombproof wheels.  Here is what I’m planning so far:

Front Hub:  SON 28 Dynamo
Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
Tires: 29x2.5 max
Rims: No idea!

I weigh about 206lbs and will likely load the bike with no more than 50lbs of gear. 

Thanks!
-Tom



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Offline driftlessregion

Re: Need rim recommendation for Surly Ogre build for touring/bikepacking
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 11:16:53 pm »
My LBS  recommended the Velocity Dyad for my Gunnar Grand Touring http://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/dyad-27. I've run them 2000 miles loaded touring without needing any truing yet. If you want to run larger than a 38 mm tire then the Velocity Cliffhanger.

Offline threplogle

Re: Need rim recommendation for Surly Ogre build for touring/bikepacking
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 11:28:21 pm »
Thanks for the recommendation.  I'll check out the Cliffhangers.

Offline dpaulc

Re: Need rim recommendation for Surly Ogre build for touring/bikepacking
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 05:31:23 pm »
I went with Velocity Chukker's based on Peter White's recommendation.  If you haven't been to his website it is: www.peterwhitecycles.com.  On the website, he states that the Chukkar's are his strongest wheels.

The website has a wealth of information on touring equipment. 

He is also a top wheel builder. I bought my wheels from him and also went with the SON 28 dyno hub. IF you're planning on using the dyno hub to charge USB battries, check out "The Hub" chargers. I have a Hub 5 on my Surly Disc Trucker and use it to trickle charge a 26000 mAH battery which then charges my phone.

Good luck!!!
Paul

Offline brianmcgloin

Re: Need rim recommendation for Surly Ogre build for touring/bikepacking
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 12:48:14 am »
I'm a fan of DT Swiss rims. They're strong, finished nicely and easy to build solid wheels.
Semper victor!

Jía yóu!

Offline pyates

There was a recent article about touring tubeless and the best rims to be able to change on the fly and the most durable.

Two recommendations from the article
WTB Scraper
Easton Arc

Both new releases

Offline dkoloko

I recommend getting tubeless rims; then if you decide to go tubeless, you are set for rims, even if you have no plans to go tubeless now.