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If you’re looking for SONDORS replacement “rims”, i doubt you’ll find exact replacements and any other  acceptable  rims, probably require different length spokes.
A quick cursory search found these.
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FYI, I had 2 of that same, actually 3rd Gen Kickstarter Campaign from 2016. Mine are Chameleons or Combinations of yours. I have an Alabaster, Aluminum, Suspension, Custom Narrow. Now Branded the “Electric White Lightning”.
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My Gray, Steel, Custom, Narrow, I sold to a friend. 
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In my opinion, the Narrows are the best version of the Originals offered but unfortunately, not anymore. They have superior handling, when compared to the Fats and I have built new wheels for my 1st Gen Fat with a 26 X 80mm front Origin8 double wall rim with Sapim 12G spokes and use Vee Tire 26 X 4.00 Mission Command II Front tire, to make my “Electric Black Lightning”, handle like a Moto GP motorcycle instead of a Truck. On the rear I built the same except on a 100mm rim and 26 X 4.7 Vee Tire MC II tire. 
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@Reddy Kilowatt Nice, I especially like your solid black bike on the last pic, especially the rims. I wish the one's you pointed out to me where the same, those actually have a weird hole cutout that I guess I'll have to work with. The grey 2nd gen is the bike my gf likes the most after recovering from knee surgery, its the lightest and maybe the peppiest with the 750 watt motor, 35 amp controller, 48 volt triangle combo, it looks great with the narrow 3.0's.  I had a chance to buy another one but didn't realize at the time what a great bike it was, that's why I ended up having to search for those rims which I plan to put on the black bike in the front keeping the Surly 3.0's or go with something narrower. That bike has a 60 volt triangle with 35amp/60 volt controller and 750 in the back. Last, here is the grey again which at the time was my snow bike and even with the narrower rims took the 4.9 studded tires from Bolton. 

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Robert, looks like we’re on a pretty similar track with our Sondors. 
 I used the 26 X 55mm in my Google Search String for your rim and that was the first result. I didn’t mean to suggest that particular rim but as a starting point with that vendors in your search, which seemed to have lots of rim choices in their inventory ( if it hasn’t shipped, can you cancel and reorder from their inventory ?). I chose Double Wall, because I wanted robust & extreme durability for the Electric Black Lightning because I sold my car (for 2-1/2 yrs) to prove my commitment to eBike’s utility and my health. It’s my heavy hauler (the 100mm rear wheel I built has a really wide tire contact patch, to help with all the weight I carry and although I have rejoined auto ownership, I did carry 50# bags of Collie Chow on the rear rack and everything else I needed from the Grocery and my P O Box, a 25mi RT from my home. I quit compiling milage around 17,000 on the EBL.  It’s 750watt Bafang (second 750), 35Amp controller and 52V Luna Triangle.
My EWL is still 350Watt Bafang with 25Amp Controller and 52V Electrobikeworld Triangle. It’s light and only a mph lower top speed, 32, than the Black but doesn’t accelerate near as quickly.
My new Sondors X, now the "Electric Stealth Lightning"  still in transition, will be 750watt Bafang, 35Amp 60-80V controller and this BMW 68V Auto Module I have along with a Smart Charger. I originally bought them for the White but that BMW Module is crazy heavy and decided not to ruin the lightweight handling and use it on a new X with a steel frame and fat tires.
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Be sure and post pictures of your bikes and adventures to our gallery.
Feels like Canada here in Texas today and 18°F wind chill by morning. But it won’t bother my other, Boy Border Collie, Fly, his daddy is from Canada and had a short relationship )) with Fly’s Mom, that were both competitors in herding trials at the  Calgary Stampede!  
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Ever See Bob & Doug  McKenzie up there? 
‘Okay, Take Off! 

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@Reddy Kilowatt Nothing ordered yet, the site kept rejecting my card for some reason. As it is, as much as I have looked your suggestion is the closest I have found. Everything else is either too narrow or too wide.  I'll keep looking until I can find something a bit better bang for my buck, spring isn't here yet. 

Here's me biking in Ontario today on my Sondors X on mostly ice,  temp averaging -2 Celsius.  Helped to deflate the tires, but besides the tree problem,  this bike developed axle problems an hour into the ride. I'll post a new topic once I organize the pics. Maybe you can suggest something. 

Thanks Again!

 

 

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@Reddy Kilowatt Just messaged Sondors now. I have looked high and low Aliexpress as well, nothing. Maybe these were custom made for that line? I think it would be easier buying a whole bike if I could just find one someone who would ship to me in the US or Canada. In the meantime, waiting to find one up here in Ontario. Thanks for looking. 

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That description looks like it’s 2 complete wheels, including tires & motor, not just rims. No?
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One, I mean three,  more possibilities, is contact all three of the online Sondors support retailers and explain your exact size rims to see if they can recommend a source. Doubt they’ll stock any. I wouldn’t expect too much from Luna but they are pretty much the industry experts on eBikes. Electrobikeworld has a limited product line, but are very Sondors loyal. Boltonebikes has very extensive and varied eBike lines in many sizes and might have an source. 

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