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Old 06-14-05, 08:25 PM   #1
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Wheel & Tire Help!

I plan on getting a Trek Bruiser 1, and because I plan to ride a LOT on the road, and quite a bit on trails as well, I am wondering if it is worth it to get another wheelset with Maxxis Hookworms, and what comes with it. Do i have to get a whole new casette, and convienience-wise, is it easy to change a rear wheel quickly?
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It is pretty easy to change a wheel quickly, although it wouldn't be very convenient to keep changing back and forth. Just get some tires with a low rolling resistance on pavement, (preferably Maxxis, Kenda has a high rolling resistance on pavement).
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Old 06-15-05, 12:23 AM   #3
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I plan on getting a Trek Bruiser 1, and because I plan to ride a LOT on the road, and quite a bit on trails as well, I am wondering if it is worth it to get another wheelset with Maxxis Hookworms, and what comes with it. Do i have to get a whole new casette, and convienience-wise, is it easy to change a rear wheel quickly?
I'd run the stock rims on road and get a set of beefier rims for the fun stuff. You'd want a second cassette as swapping them out would get old REAL fast
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Or you could invest in a set of continental ' town and countries' semi-slick centre with lugs on the edges. Cheap option while you consider your choices.
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I'd run the stock rims on road and get a set of beefier rims for the fun stuff. You'd want a second cassette as swapping them out would get old REAL fast
I agree with this. Trying to put a "compromise" type tire on there is just a compromise. You'll be much happier with two sets of wheels (assuming you can afford them, of course). I regret to this day having sold an extra set of wheels I had for my Attitude about 5 years ago. I'm trying to "replace" them with almost no budget now...
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I actually went and got another bike for the fun stuff and converted my old hardtail into a commuter. Although I plan to swap a MTB cassette back on and hit the trails on it again with it's new rigid fork. I just need to run a fatter tire up front
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i dont have enough cash to get another bike :S
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i dont have enough cash to get another bike :S
Wheels are cheaper. I was only saying what I did. I had my ol' hardtail for 2.5 years before I got my current trail rig.
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well im running a 5 year old x-mart. thats been thrashed. but it still works great! weird O.o
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Don't use those wheels
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right... okay.

i think they have been upgraded though, just about the only things left stock on my x-mart is the frame, rear shock, and fork. everything else has been upgraded, i think. (i gotta ask my bro.)
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