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Reply To: Kinlin XR-380 Clincher Rim


Hi, 32H 28H Kinlin 38s are good offerings to the B43, H Plus Son EERO – Formation Face – SL42. The size is close enough but the weight is beneficial as Kinin 38s shave around 100-400g off rim weights of competing 42 and 43mm deep aluminum rims. The Formation Face is still the strongest competitor as its 42mm and 630g in weight. Another reason why I’ve steered clear of the Kinlin series is their machined sidewall left raw. H Plus Son has a machined face on the SL42 but is anodized just in case. It’s no ceramic coat like Mavic but it’s still as an option for potential customers not using rim brakes. – illnacord