Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-20-02, 02:34 PM   #1
LOVE IT
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
new rims

I just got my bike and it has the tubeless rims and tires. I don't like the mushy feel of them. I want to get new rims and tires, but am a little unsure which ones would be good for me. I was looking at the Sun Mamouth, but they seem a little heavy to me. So, this leaves me back at square one. I was hoping that some of you with a little more experience would be willing to give me some advice. Thank all of you for your input a head of time.

LOVE IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-02, 05:20 PM   #2
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What type of riding are you planning on doing?

Slainte
dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-02, 06:10 PM   #3
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What size are you too. This makes a big diff in decision making for rims.
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-02, 11:14 PM   #4
LOVE IT
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would like to be doing some pretty serious riding within the next year. I say this because I am fairly new to the sport and don't now how long it will take me to get comfortable with hard riding. I am also 5'8" and 198#'s. I hope this helps you help me!

LOVE IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-02, 08:32 AM   #5
LOVE IT
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I feel I have been a little miss leading. I need a whole wheel set, and I have discs. I really appreciate any advice you guys will give me.

Last edited by LOVE IT; 10-21-02 at 08:40 AM.
LOVE IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-02, 08:51 AM   #6
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey LOVE IT, where in FL are you?

I'm over in Sarasota, want to hook up for a ride?

What kind of tubeless wheels did you get? What is it you don't like? Just the squishy ride. Why not just put in some regular tubes? Am I missing something?

As far as wheelsets or rims only, I tend to lean towards some Mavic rims handbuilt to some nice hubs. If you want mac daddy sweet wheels and have $550-$600, I'd suggest some Chris King ISO hubs laced to a Mavic X317 rim. If you want a burlier rim, but not DH heavy, go with the F219 rim.

If you want more affordable wheels, you can get a set of Shimano XT hubs laced to some rims for about $250-300.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-02, 08:53 AM   #7
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your are close to a Clydesdale size rider.
Depending on what you can afford will depend on what you get.
For rims I like SUN SingleTrack or Doublewide. Also Mavic 321d or their D-Max (for 2003 you can get just the rims).
For hubs my first choice is Hadley 20mm front and 12mm rear. Second would be Chris King ISO 20mmfr/ standard rr.
Have them laced up 3x with either stright 14g or double butted 14/15g spokes.

If you just want pre-built wheels I have heard good things about
Atomic "Trail Pimps" and "Aircorps". Also SUN/Ringle "Tomac dh/s" wheels.
Hope this helps. Keep in mind all my selections are disc specific so you can not run rim brakes.

Slainte
dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-02, 08:57 AM   #8
LOVE IT
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the mavic UST tubeless. I am not sure but I thought I read somewhere that you can't just put a tube in the wheel. It just gets pinched and then the ride is real squishy. But to answer your questions, yes it is the squishy ride. I don't feel as stable in tight turns and what not. I am in Navarre Fl, just outside of Pensacola. I would love to hook up for a ride. It is pretty hard to get away from work and school but shoot me a email and I will see what I can do. Add my address to your address book. nmsylvester@hotmail.com.
LOVE IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25 PM.