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Old 10-16-05, 07:11 PM   #1
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I need a Strong, light freeride wheelset!

I'm looking for a strong, light rear wheelset that can withstand All mountain, a bit of Trials riding, and Street. Any Ideas? I've looked at the Rhyno lites and they look fairly decent, but I'm not sure how strong they are. I have a Trek Bruiser 2 (if that helps any).
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Old 10-16-05, 07:58 PM   #2
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try the DT siwss FR 2350. their products are incredibaly good.. but not so popular..
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rhyno lites are pretty decent. i used them for trials for a while and never had to true them. if you're set on them, get them built up with XT hubs, or something similar in quality.

DT swiss make superior wheel-related products. you probably can't go wrong if it was designed by them for any kind of heavy use. the one thing i don't like about them is their hubs, because i'm really bad at taking them apart and not losing pieces. mostly because the axle hardware is all pressed together, and you have to use quite a bit of force to get it all to come apart. it's pretty hard to do that without a sudden jerk just as it finally gives up, and then springs, spacers, and the stupid little star ratchets go flying everywhere. i can pull forks, shocks, wheels, other hubs, even STI shifters (i have a bag of springs and ratchets to prove it) apart without losing pieces, but every time i have to work on one of those god forsaken hubs....disaster.
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Old 10-16-05, 09:18 PM   #4
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sun mammoth rims are pretty good and if you have discs then hit up some sun singletracks and for hubs Shimano Hones
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what kind of budget are you working with?
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Rhyno Lites are the perfect general purpose hoops. Strong enough for our tandem, light enough for our tandem. And so cheap, you don't feel bad about abusing them.
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make sure make sure make sure
that you get the rhynolite XL's.
they are wider and stronger with a welded seam.
and a fantastic all around rim.
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I've got about 150 to spend on a rear rim.
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make sure make sure make sure
that you get the rhynolite XL's.
they are wider and stronger with a welded seam.
and a fantastic all around rim.

I agree. Definitely a good bang for the buck.
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I like the sun doubletrack's or the mavic EX729's, for a rim. Hubs are hubs, get something decent, xt would probably do you just fine. I didn't know those FR2350's were out yet. I like the red, orange and black color scheme.
Just make sure you get a rear hub that will work with your frame, quick releases are pretty standardized, but they also make 12mm thu axles and regular bolt-ons and and there is different drop-out spacing. If you go to the dt swiss website and look at all the versions of the rear fr2350 you can get an idea for the different combinations.
I'm runing the 729's right now and I love them, but I'm thinking about trying the fr2350's.
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Rhynolite LX and Deore...what difference?

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make sure make sure make sure
that you get the rhynolite XL's.
they are wider and stronger with a welded seam.
and a fantastic all around rim.
I just bought a set of Rhynolite Deore wheels...is the difference in the hub and not the wheel? Thanks!
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Old 04-03-06, 10:40 PM   #12
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go with dt swiss hugi fr hubs w/ sun single tracks. you will not be dissapointed. if you dont have the money to buy it, then save up.
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