Mountain Biking - new rims
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10-20-02, 03:34 PM
I just got my bike and it has the tubeless rims and tires. I don't like the mushy feel of them. I want to get new rims and tires, but am a little unsure which ones would be good for me. I was looking at the Sun Mamouth, but they seem a little heavy to me. So, this leaves me back at square one. I was hoping that some of you with a little more experience would be willing to give me some advice. Thank all of you for your input a head of time.
10-20-02, 06:20 PM
What type of riding are you planning on doing?
10-20-02, 07:10 PM
What size are you too. This makes a big diff in decision making for rims. :)
10-21-02, 12:14 AM
I would like to be doing some pretty serious riding within the next year. I say this because I am fairly new to the sport and don't now how long it will take me to get comfortable with hard riding. I am also 5'8" and 198#'s. I hope this helps you help me!:D
10-21-02, 09:32 AM
I feel I have been a little miss leading. I need a whole wheel set, and I have discs. I really appreciate any advice you guys will give me.
10-21-02, 09:51 AM
Hey LOVE IT, where in FL are you?
I'm over in Sarasota, want to hook up for a ride?
What kind of tubeless wheels did you get? What is it you don't like? Just the squishy ride. Why not just put in some regular tubes? Am I missing something?
As far as wheelsets or rims only, I tend to lean towards some Mavic rims handbuilt to some nice hubs. If you want mac daddy sweet wheels and have $550-$600, I'd suggest some Chris King ISO hubs laced to a Mavic X317 rim. If you want a burlier rim, but not DH heavy, go with the F219 rim.
If you want more affordable wheels, you can get a set of Shimano XT hubs laced to some rims for about $250-300.
10-21-02, 09:53 AM
Your are close to a Clydesdale size rider.
Depending on what you can afford will depend on what you get.
For rims I like SUN SingleTrack or Doublewide. Also Mavic 321d or their D-Max (for 2003 you can get just the rims).
For hubs my first choice is Hadley 20mm front and 12mm rear. Second would be Chris King ISO 20mmfr/ standard rr.
Have them laced up 3x with either stright 14g or double butted 14/15g spokes.
If you just want pre-built wheels I have heard good things about
Atomic "Trail Pimps" and "Aircorps". Also SUN/Ringle "Tomac dh/s" wheels.
Hope this helps. Keep in mind all my selections are disc specific so you can not run rim brakes.
10-21-02, 09:57 AM
I have the mavic UST tubeless. I am not sure but I thought I read somewhere that you can't just put a tube in the wheel. It just gets pinched and then the ride is real squishy. But to answer your questions, yes it is the squishy ride. I don't feel as stable in tight turns and what not. I am in Navarre Fl, just outside of Pensacola. I would love to hook up for a ride. It is pretty hard to get away from work and school but shoot me a email and I will see what I can do. Add my address to your address book. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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