Mountain Biking - what wheelset do you ride?
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08-13-09, 06:08 PM
Maybe you have seen my thread about the bike i am building or maybe you have not but in anycase i am to the decision on the wheels. I am curious as to what wheels/tires everyone is riding on so i can make a decision about what to get for my own bike. And i think bicycle wheels are cool in general and want to see whats out there. So show them off and a price range with what type of riding they are for.
The bike is a single speed disc specific frame and fork so disc wheels is a must. 6 bolt hubs is best since i have brakes and rotors already. I am not trying to break the bank but would like something lightish. I have ridden mostly single track in the past with some rock garden and roots but nothing DH or anything also.
08-13-09, 08:17 PM
What are you willing to spend?
08-13-09, 08:56 PM
Just go with I9s. You'll be glad you did. I would have a set of I9s but I just paid for my daughters first semester of school..........so I ride Mavic 321D/DT Swiss hubs.
I'm diggin my Hope Pro 2 / DT EX5.1d wheelset that Universalcycles.com built me...
After the 100mile'ish re-tension...I really can't complain. I'm kind of a destroyer. I come back from some rides thinking Crap, man! I'm gonna have to rebuild my freakin wheel after that dang section of roots." I don't ever true them anymore though...I've been shocked & pleased! Always straight as an arrow. I have a tiny flat spot on the rear from a biffed freeride/urban session. Other than that incident...WOW!
Oh yeah...they're on my Komodo and I ride trails.
08-13-09, 10:26 PM
well the longer i wait the more money i can spend. and i would gladly buy used if i knew i was getting something that will hold up for good while. for discussions sake let's say 500 max which would be well over everything on the bike haha
08-14-09, 07:59 PM
anyone? por favor.
08-14-09, 08:30 PM
That wheelset Ed menton is as good as anything in that price range. Lowcel used to love his American classic race wheels that could be had for around that price. I picked up a full XT set off Ebay for 500.
08-14-09, 08:56 PM
This is a great deal.............http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/WH285A01-Dt+Swiss+370+Hub+540+Rim+Wheelset.aspx
08-14-09, 09:08 PM
^ those are probably the wheels that were on my bike before i bought the frame OE from jenson as well haha thanks for the direction.
08-14-09, 09:41 PM
is this more trouble that it's worth or could this be fixed for cheaper than brand new?
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