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    I'm considering new disc compatible wheels.

    I want to do this on the cheap so I'm wondering if these wheels would be a decent choice. I pretty much ride easy trails and pavement for the most part. I want to go cheap because I need a wheelset, brakes/levers, and I plan to upgrade my fork too.

    TIA for your help.

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    Rip off. After all is said and done with the bidding you'll end up paying more than these http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/120...-Lite-Rims.htm
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    Also if you're riding the easy stuff chances are you really don't need discs in the first place.

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    Those eBay wheels would be $100 shipped. I stick to xc riding, but there are some technical spots on the main trail I'veridden on. I expect that I can deal with a "not so burly" wheelset, but I don't want crap either. Would the $20 + shipping extra for the Pricepoint wheels really benfit me that much over these eBay ones?

    As far as going disc over V-brakes. I figure that I might as well go the distance now rather than buy better Vs and make the disc upgrade later on anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad
    Those eBay wheels would be $100 shipped. I stick to xc riding, but there are some technical spots on the main trail I'veridden on. I expect that I can deal with a "not so burly" wheelset, but I don't want crap either. Would the $20 + shipping extra for the Pricepoint wheels really benfit me that much over these eBay ones?

    As far as going disc over V-brakes. I figure that I might as well go the distance now rather than buy better Vs and make the disc upgrade later on anyway.
    The wheelset that you showed me isn't worth $100 total. The wheelset that I showed you is what I currently use and they're MILES ahead on quality

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    Its true...the wheels you show on ebay are bottom of the barrel. Probably no name crap on there and the fact that they can offer it with velociraptor tires for the same price scares me even more. Sun Rhyno lites are a reputable rim, as are the XT hubs.
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    I'll be the third to tell you to get the rhyno lites with the xt hubs. I ride mainly xc but like to know I can do what I want on the trails and not be concerned that my rim can't handle it. And if you don't race what problem is there with a little extra weight for security? I figure it just makes you a stronger rider.

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    Alright, you guys have convinced me. I'll grab those Pricepoint wheels soon. Thanks for sharing your opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad
    I want to do this on the cheap so I'm wondering if these wheels would be a decent choice. I pretty much ride easy trails and pavement for the most part. I want to go cheap because I need a wheelset, brakes/levers, and I plan to upgrade my fork too.

    TIA for your help.
    I just happened to notice that you live in the Chicago suburbs. Where do you ride? And when you get that new wheelset make sure you bring them by your LBS to have them checked out before you ride on them. Doubt they would charge you much, mine was nice enough to do it for free. Hopefully they won't hassle you asking why you didn't get the wheels from them. Hope you enjoy them

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    My Rhyno Lite wheelset with LX hubs will be here tomorrow via UPS. After much research and asking oddly about those same eBay rims on these forums I was lead to PricePoint as well. Good reviews and a stellar price. Good luck, and barring any trouble I'll be back to riding when my new wheelset tomorrow night. Bending my stock rear rim has had me decommisioned for almost two weeks, I'm getting antsy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckleps
    I just happened to notice that you live in the Chicago suburbs. Where do you ride? And when you get that new wheelset make sure you bring them by your LBS to have them checked out before you ride on them. Doubt they would charge you much, mine was nice enough to do it for free. Hopefully they won't hassle you asking why you didn't get the wheels from them. Hope you enjoy them
    Actually, I'll run by the LBS and see if they'll cut me a deal on a fork, brakes, and wheels before I buy online. I'd like to give them my business before I go elsewhere, but I'm not tied to them if the savings would be significant. I'll certainly run my bike by them after I swap components for a check-up.

    As far as my riding locations go... I ride 80% of my time on paved trails in Schaumburg while hauling a Burley trailer with my son inside. I've ridden at Palos once and and will go back many times I plan to hit Deer Grove in June. I've also ridden the Prarie Path with some friends on a leisurely ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad
    Alright, you guys have convinced me. I'll grab those Pricepoint wheels soon. Thanks for sharing your opinions.
    YOur making a very good choice, you wont be unhappy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad
    Actually, I'll run by the LBS and see if they'll cut me a deal on a fork, brakes, and wheels before I buy online.
    While I find that admirable I doubt they can touch the price of the wheels I showed you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad
    I want to do this on the cheap so I'm wondering if these wheels would be a decent choice. I pretty much ride easy trails and pavement for the most part. I want to go cheap because I need a wheelset, brakes/levers, and I plan to upgrade my fork too.

    TIA for your help.
    Those aren't disc hubs. The flanges are too small.
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    THESE are the ones you want Be sure it says DISC
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/120...-Lite-Rims.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    While I find that admirable I doubt they can touch the price of the wheels I showed you.
    Well, I'm hoping that I can work with them. They're cool guys so I can hope. Anyway, I figure tha tI might want installation assistance so they might be the people to work with. I'd at least be in there buying tools at the minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad
    Well, I'm hoping that I can work with them. They're cool guys so I can hope. Anyway, I figure tha tI might want installation assistance so they might be the people to work with. I'd at least be in there buying tools at the minimum.
    True enough.

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    A question about disk compatable wheels, cant you just change the inner of the wheel to support disks, like replace some shaft or something? It seems a bit stupid that they desgiend it so the WHOLE wheel had to be replaced....theres probalby a reason though?

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    My understanding is that you'd have to replace the hub. That'd mean taking out the spokes and swapping hubs. Then relace the spokes to your rims. In my case, on the stock wheels that came with my Hardrock, it's not worth it. It might be worth it for others though, if they have really nice rims already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon
    A question about disk compatable wheels, cant you just change the inner of the wheel to support disks, like replace some shaft or something? It seems a bit stupid that they desgiend it so the WHOLE wheel had to be replaced....theres probalby a reason though?
    You have to replace the entire hub. Also some rims aren't designed to handle the forces that a disc brake will produce.

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    I getcha. I was talking about the hub of the wheel, not shaft. How much would a new hub cost? Is it worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon
    I getcha. I was talking about the hub of the wheel, not shaft. How much would a new hub cost? Is it worth it?
    Well It depends on where you shop.and what you're working with. Disc Hubs can cost as little as $30 and as much as a few hundred. Then you have to get new spokes and possibly a new rim PLUS wheelbuilding charges. If you can get something like a Rhynolite XT disc setup prebuilt for $120 why spend twice that piece it together? Hand built wheels are a nice thing, but machine built wheels can be nearly as good with proper maintenance. (ie truing and tension check)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Well It depends on where you shop.and what you're working with. Disc Hubs can cost as little as $30 and as much as a few hundred. Then you have to get new spokes and possibly a new rim PLUS wheelbuilding charges. If you can get something like a Rhynolite XT disc setup prebuilt for $120 why spend twice that piece it together? Hand built wheels are a nice thing, but machine built wheels can be nearly as good with proper maintenance. (ie truing and tension check)

    Well no updrading for me, should be getting a Hard Rock comp soon

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    I to am hoping to get some discs. So i have to get new wheels. I have a GT Idrive full suspension.
    I want to get a rim that is strong enough for roughish singletrack, and maybe some drops, i doubt i'd do more than 5 feet, but i'd like 5ft to be an option.
    I also don't want them to weigh anymore than my stockers. Which are Syncros Big Box with shimano RM40... hubs. I couldn't find any weight ratings on my wheels.
    Do you think thats doable?
    I was looking at Sun 0degree lites, mavic 717 (or the older 317), Sun singletrack, and rhyno lites.
    Can any of those handle that riding? Oh i'm 140 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nirvanaschains
    I to am hoping to get some discs. So i have to get new wheels. I have a GT Idrive full suspension.
    I want to get a rim that is strong enough for roughish singletrack, and maybe some drops, i doubt i'd do more than 5 feet, but i'd like 5ft to be an option.
    I also don't want them to weigh anymore than my stockers. Which are Syncros Big Box with shimano RM40... hubs. I couldn't find any weight ratings on my wheels.
    Do you think thats doable?
    I was looking at Sun 0degree lites, mavic 717 (or the older 317), Sun singletrack, and rhyno lites.
    Can any of those handle that riding? Oh i'm 140 lbs.
    I have Sun 0 deg lites, im not sure i would trust them for a 5 foot drop. Out of those i would go singletrack.
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    Would you or anyone know where the hell i can find the wieght of the Syncro Big Box rims i have?
    Both the single track and the rhyno lites with a shimano hub are pretty heavy, around 2300-2450g.
    Any other suggestions i didn't mention on rims?

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