Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by big50_1
Might want to go with tandem wheels. I don't have specifics.
I ride a Tandem- A full offroad Tandem that is ridden aggressively and has been modified to suit. There is a standard that is about of XT hubs onto Rhyno lite rims. They work but are not very exciting. I used these for a while but went disc brake as the V's were wearing out the rims. Many makes of hub that can be used but I went for Hope "Bigun" hubs with 36 spokes and onto a Full downhill Mavic rim. They are indestructable and we tried on many occasions to wreck them by having Front flats at 40mph on lumpy descents and the odd tree/rock/car that got in the way.
There used to be a spec called Freerider on wheels and style of rider over here. Street Trials riding where lots of jumps- running into walls and generally abusing the bike is the style. If a rim is classed as Freerider standard- it will be strong. XT hubs are stronger than XTR (Where lighness comes in and a loss of some strength) and are good And in case you wonder about it- The Tandem weighs 400lbs in ride trim with the pilot and stoker so those wheels do take a lot of strain. Especially on the fast offroad downhills that this bike (Or the riders) love.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.