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i run a DX32 on the front..best investment...impossible to pinch, just like the rear, plus its super stable. and i seriously doubt you will notice any weight gain...if there is any.
 

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not overkill. drill it. lace it. enjoy.

i ran a dx-32 up front for almost all of last season with absolutely no complaints at all. the weight is nothing you wont notice after a ride or two. i am now on a tioga dh rim but the dx-32 is great. go for it.
 

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the tioga dh is one of the nicest rims you can buy. its double eyeletted and has a welded seam. its a nicer material than the alex rims too. its just better overall- hence twice the price. some people wouldnt notice.. they should save money and go for dx-32. im a huge fan of the tioga dh rim. some people dont like them because they lack the opposable thumbs it takes to get a tire off of it- god knows why...
 

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I also thought about the tioga rim.. but I think it's not worth the extra money, as it's only 3mm wider than a tryall 32mm from rim, which is less than half the price. And it's lighter. Would be interesting to know the weight of a drilled tioga rim.

I'm also thinking about a completely drilled DX32 rim. Undrilled it's about 800?

By the way, do you drill your tioga Kevin?
 

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I think the tioga is a bit more prone to dents than a DX32, but as a front rim you should be more or less in the clear. Trying to get tires on and off this rim just isn't fun.

An eyeletted 36 hole DX32 on my scales is around 760 grams. Drilling will save 100 or so grams. No eyelets was around 720 grams I believe.

You can't go wrong with the DX32. Very cheap so they are fairly disposable. Be quite the task to ruin one on the front tho.
 
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