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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    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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