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Old 02-09-06, 09:01 PM   #1
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New rear wheel advice for MTB

I finally broke a spoke on my Trek 930's rear end. I think I overloaded it. It has been trued many times and it is time to replace or lace up a new rim. I have a MTB 26" wheel, 32 spoke hub, and 7speed cassette currently.

I ride pavement mostly with about a mile of loose gravel on the way home. I am looking to be able to handle the 50 lbs capacity of my rear rack with the panniers and myself @ 140. Occasionally I have to ride up a curb thus strength is important. BTW: the TREK 930 is a rigid cro-mo frame with cantilever brakes. I'd like to get a thin rim as I plan on getting the thinner tires for it.

1) What recommendations for a strong commuting rim to re-lace to my existing hub do you have.
2) What complete MTB rear wheel would you recommend.
3) Is it possible to use my 7 speed cassette on a 9 speed hub? (that would open up my options)

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-09-06, 09:28 PM   #2
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if the hub is fine, any 32 hole MTB rim will work (Mavic, Sun, Velocity etc.) , just have it laced up 3-cross and it'll be strong as you need it.

7 and 9 speed do not mix, and complete MTB wheels are mostly 8 or 9 speed compatible these days, it'll be cheaper to just build up your 7 speed with a new rim.
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Old 02-09-06, 11:24 PM   #3
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Consider the heaviest gage spokes that the hub can take. Strong rims help too.
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Old 02-14-06, 08:37 AM   #4
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I bought Bontrager Maverick (32 hole 26") Works great for me.

It is a 9 Speed Wheel, I put SPACERS in it! IT WILL WORK FINE!!!
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