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Brennus

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Based on the plethora of fantastic info on this forum, I do several things wrong with my wheel/tire setup.  Not sure I'm financially prepared to resolve all of these but anyone who has an opinion, please comment:  which of these things (if they afflicted your bike) would be so egregious that you just couldn't stand for it?

1.)  I'm running 38mm rims that are aluminum.  So they are heavy.
2.)  Straight pull spokes on the front rim
3.)  17mm inside rim width...37mm tire width
4.)  Not tubeless.  Just running with an ounce of sealant in each tube.
5.)  V rim cross section (vs something more toroidal)
6.)  No nano-knobbies on my tires.  No knobs along the outside of the tire.  Just basically running a commuter tire.
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jonz

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38 mm rims with a 17mm inner rim width.  Is that a typo?
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Brennus

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No typo.  37mm tire on clincher rims that have 17mm inside width.  I've done the DK200, tx gravel champs (103 miles), red river riot (145 miles), tx chainring massacre (130 miles) & a stage of the dirty fury (110 miles) on this combo.
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Sounds like the system has been working for you, why change it now?
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Something I have seen a lot of in cycling has been the "new standards, old stuff is junk" but a lot of stuff that isn't "hot" works great. I have an older set of WTB I19 rims built up and in use on my SS XC MTB. They are 19 internal with a 2.3'' or 58mm wide tire. Is it optimal? No. Is it what I have and perfectly functioning, resulting in a smile on my face when I ride it? Yep. I say run whatcha brung. 

Would I BUY more I19 rims? No. But again, I have them and they work. 

Would I replace them before one of them rims finally goes kaput? Again, no.


I think to answer the OP question would be to say "You probably shouldn't buy more of that in the future, and make sure the next wheelset has a tubeless ready rating. But for now enjoy riding your bike and thanks for the compliment to the forum about it being a plethora of info".

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I don't see anything "wrong" with your wheels/tires.  None of that stuff would personally work for me and the type of riding I do, but I'm not sure why that should matter to you, you are the one who rides your bike.  If it works for your riding style and terrain then great.  
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What make & model rims are on these wheels?
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Run what ya brung 
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Brennus

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Babylou:  vuelta 37mm wheels.  The set available from Nashbar, which have bladed spokes.  The 37mm wheelset on the Vuelta wheelset have round spokes.
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I recently bought a CX bike for gravel and it came with Bontrager TLR 17mm internal width wheels (on the heavy side too). I mounted 40c Kenda Flintridges and they work fine. Actually went on the rim Tubeless very easy. As others have said above, that would not have been my choice if I had been able to spec the bike, but it works just fine. I'd eventually like to get a wider wheelset and run my 40c tires on them for gravel and then use the current stock wheels with some 25c or 28c road tires for when I ride on the road.
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3 DK200s on Stan's Alpha 340 rims with 35mm Schwalbe Marathons, non tubeless set up tubeless (Durano and Race). Last year - new bike, wider rims, Clement MSO Tubeless - 1st flat (anomaly, I know). Just sayin'.

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chas

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Looks fine to me.

37mm tires on 18c intermal rims is fine.  officially they are rated to work for 17 - 23 mm internal width.

I would change out to lighter rims, but that's just because I go on some hammer fest rides.  If you don't accelerate hard or climb hard, it doesn't make too much difference.
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