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Old 08-18-07, 02:17 PM   #1
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New stuff

Ok, ordered 2 Aitkin tires (kinetic, review?), Ti bolts for my cranks (no stripping or rounding bolts anymore), and some headset spacers.

Basically I need a new front wheel, I have for ages, what do you guys think I should get?

I'm on a budget, no expensive wheels. I can't really give an idea on price because everything is different in the US.

For example, I was thinking a Demolition Bulimia on a Rhyno Lite with DT swiss spokes. What do you think?
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That sounds good.

As for a wheel, I would go Wethepeople hub, rhinolight, dt swiss spokes.
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My Aitken tires are great. But the front is pretty aggressive unless you ride trails.

Front whee:
Odyssey Vandero hub
36 3cross DT spokes
Rhynolite or Odyssey Hazard Lt...
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The Vandero 2 is coming out soon. I don't think it would be worth getting the older one.
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sure it would, they are completely different in design, and the new one will cost double as much. The original vandero is still an amazing hub.
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Isnt Ti weaker than steel? And arent bolts made of steel? So correct me if im wrong, but would Ti bolts strip easier?
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No. Titanium is less likely to strip. To my knowledge, it happens to be stronger, just flexier as well which causes it to snap. Stripping in titanium bolts is hard to come by.
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i see. thank you gunzzzzzzzzzzz.
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Ti is less likely to flex. Therefore snaps more easily. Therefore not good for major bike parts.

I don't want the WTP hub, one of my friends has it and if he tightens the wheel fully, the bearings become 'pinched' and the wheel doesn't spin very well. It's not just his hub, it's on all of them.

Kinetic, I got 2 of the rear ones, I figure they'll work all round and even at trails if I ever get some made.

Also, not sure on the vandero, It is a possibility, I just love how smooth the bearings are in Bulimias
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Then if I were you, I'd go with a Bulimia or a Macneil. I really want a Macneil.
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i love my bulimia
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Wait...i lied.


Get a GSport hub...
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Too expensive man
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Get a Hoffman generator front wheel. ive got one and it runs super smooth. ive had it since christmas and it hasnt givin me any troubles. Trust me, its good.
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Get a Hoffman generator front wheel. ive got one and it runs super smooth. ive had it since christmas and it hasnt givin me any troubles. Trust me, its good.
I've heard good things about those rims, maybe it's worth a try.
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My Aitken tires are great. But the front is pretty aggressive unless you ride trails.

Front whee:
Odyssey Vandero hub
36 3cross DT spokes
Rhynolite or Odyssey Hazard Lt...
Agreed
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I've heard good things about those rims, maybe it's worth a try.
I'd run that rim on the back if I bought an expensive hub and didn't want to spend the extra $25 for a hazard light.
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i now ride a vandero and that thing is extremely smooth. recommended.

odyssey hazard light is what i wish i had and i dont really know too much about spokes.
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This might be late, but for some info on titanium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium
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Ok, gone completely different. Bought a Shadow hub, mainly because it was cheap, a nice colour and came with a hubguard. Gonna get a rim, I really want a Primo Rim in that titanium colour
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You are much better off getting a Rhynolight for the front. I have a brand new Primo rim in black sitting in my room.
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You are much better off getting a Rhynolight for the front. I have a brand new Primo rim in black sitting in my room.
Lace it up and stop complaing your wheels are crap.
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Eh, I'll ride whatever I have until I break... or until I get a job and have a lot of money to spend. I don't want to waste my rim with a crappy hub and crappy spokes. It will just get abused.
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I'm pretty sure your bike isn't as bad as you say it is.
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