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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Damn... are drain holes really That important? Don't think I could risk the integrity of the wheel over a little water.
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    I wouldn’t risk weakening anything for a little water drain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    No way you can take the exact same amount of material out of each slot. I wonder if it will do anything to the ability to balance the wheels.
    I was going to say no, not that important but I guess the truth is, yes. When I get my mind set on something, I pursue relentlessly.

    The amount of material in those slots is less than 1/4” thick. The backside of that lip is beveled and is very substantial. Also, the XD229 has no material where those slots are (see below). So, the integrity of the wheel is no less than the XD229 and I’d argue there is still more matierial. As far as balancing, we are talking about differences in 1/10’s of a gram per hole over 24 holes. Not going to effect balancing. The valve stems and Monster Valve will have more of an impact than a few shavings of 1/4” thick aluminum.

    Understood it doesn’t seem worth it but I’ll be happy to have the drain holes and wheels with custom rings. 2E7F4DD1-CCC5-4A70-9527-F92A796C2588.jpg

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    Holy Fuck man! I get what you are saying but just because it sounds like a good idea doesn't mean it actually is! I'd highly recommend stopping at one wheel and using it for a spare. There's no way you can consistently remove the same amount of material evenly around the entire circumference of the wheel. If you want the drain holes buy the Machetes & be done with it. The wheels Eddie is running on Jet Li have drains holes too I believe. Think they may be KMC Robbie Gordon editions or some such....

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    Dear god...RIP to whoever has to balance those.


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    Don't be so hard on the guy. with how KMC balance in the first place, this may help.
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    Drain Holes on KMC XD Wheels

    What’s the difference in design between the 228 and the 229 besides the back spacing?

    They look identical.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trailraider View Post
    Don't be so hard on the guy. with how KMC balance in the first place, this may help.
    Quite a few guys don't even balance theirs.

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