"Because they will not accommodate 12 gauge nipples.
Plus, eyelets are added to support the area around the nipple, so that the walls can machined thinner to save weight. I don't care about weight and would rather have thicker walls.
Hi All,Looking for a rim recommendation, it's a doozy.I need a 26", 48 spoke hole clincher, the wider (35mm+) and beefier the better. Preferably without eyelets, single wall would be fine. Aluminum or steel. Weight is irrelevant.An un-drilled rim (no spoke holes) would work as well.Thanks!See More