Sometimes newbies ask about cheap rims to try wheelbuilding, something of a contradiction in a question. It’s thinking about the cost of failure versus the experience and rewards of success. Rim quality sets the stage so inexpensive rims may serve to frustrate more than anything. If you’re apprehensive about wheelbuilding, and there isn’t any reason to be, stay away from ultralight rims and low spoke count rims. Stay away from ultralight spokes (but don’t go nuts with heavyweight spokes either). Buy a quality rim with the attributes you want to ride and you’ll do fine.
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