Mountain Biking - Front wheel with 20mm hub
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12-12-10, 02:18 PM
I may have the opportunity to pick up a Domain for a good price, but it would require me getting a new front wheel that's compatible with a 20mm Maxle (current is a QR). I'd need to do it fairly economically, so cheap is the main factor. It doesn't need to be super strong since I'm a lightweight, just good enough to handle a 115lb girl's sloppy landings on at most 2 feet to flat. I don't care about weight since this is my boat anchor bike. I guess I could pick up just a hub and use my current rim, but I feel like by the time I buy the spokes and get someone to build it, I'd be paying just as much (if I built it myself, it would most likely be oblong and way out of true :lol: ). Also needs to be disc compatible, but I figure that's a given. Thanks guys.
When I need a cheap front wheel, I just check my LBS. Sometime they let single fronts go pretty cheap.
I just looked on Jenson and they have a complete wheelset for $110 with decent parts. You're light so it'd likely be fine.
BTW, what Domain are you getting and how much? I'm just watching what they're going for because the bike I have on order comes with a 180mm Domain RC. I'm replacing it with another fork so I'll need to sell the Domain next year.
12-12-10, 03:42 PM
It's a 160mm 302 that the guy is getting rid of for $75. He said it's in good condition, but I need to look at it to try to figure out if there's a reason he's getting rid of it for so little. If it's a mess, then the whole thing is moot anyway, but I'm really hoping it's someone who needs Christmas money or just wants the fork gone or something. Maybe because the steerer tube is cut? It's not that short though, it should still fit just fine on my bike. I just wanted to see how much a front wheel would cost me before I jumped on it.
Thanks for the tips. I'll check with the LBS, but $110 is pretty sweet.
Damn that's really cheap! Even if you need to pay someone to give it an overhaul, it'd still be a good deal.
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