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    20mm wheels

    hey, im building a bike, lookin at putting RockShox Argyle 302's on it but i need a wheelset to fit. budget around $200 max, and something on jenson would be nice. disc brakes
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    Sounds good...have fun shopping for the wheels on Jenson.

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    i mean, can anyone help me, cant find anything good
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    How about just a front wheel? If you don't need a rear wheel you could put more $ in a front.

    It's not the best by any means but it'll get you in the game. It may last you a good while depending on how hard you are on things.
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    i need 20mm front, 9mm rear, thanks mtnbiker66, good point. do bike shops usually sell a wheelset with 20mm front hub and 9mm rear hub but the same rim? thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    i need 20mm front, 9mm rear, thanks mtnbiker66, good point. do bike shops usually sell a wheelset with 20mm front hub and 9mm rear hub but the same rim? thanks!
    Yes and no. Some shops will have that combo, but generally if you;re running a 20mm up front, you'll either run a bolt on, or a thru axle in the rear, as opposed to a quick release.

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    i do want quick releases all around, what do you guys think off the Marzocchi DJ 3's in a 9mm dropout? that way i can put singletracks on it. thanks
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    You should definitely figure out what fork you're going to be running before you jump around looking at wheels.

    And why can't you use Singletracks if you have a 20mm fork?

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    im buying on jenson, and as a wheelset they only come in 9mm. i have picked 2 forks, but i need to find out about the 20mm axle stuff first. im going to find out how much it costs at my LBS to build wheels, because if the price is close, i might as well, but i dunno. thanks for the help guys!
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    I don't know about your LBS but I can get a Singletrack laced to a 20mm Formula hub for just over $100CAD. The pre-built stuff with Singletracks usually go pretty cheap.

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    ya, i know, the singletrack wheelset on jenson is $145 laced to shimano XT. i just hope they dont charge too much for building them, or something works out. singletracks are sweet, but cheap rims so ya.

    my friend once thought they were the best rims u could buy, then i asked him, "why dont the pros use them then and why do they sell for only $145 on jenson with Shimano XT hubs?" that shut him up pretty fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    You should definitely figure out what fork you're going to be running before you jump around looking at wheels.
    +1 I just made that mistake myself. I have a new wheelset on the way with QR front for a build I am starting, but most of the forks I'm looking at are 20mm, so now I either sell a wheel(s) or try to find a long travel QR fork.

    Definitely choose the fork first

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    Pro don't use them because they are on the lightest/strongest (walkiing that fine line between 'enough' lightness and 'enough' strength) combination available - - which is not the most economical. AND they have a trailer full of spares that their mechanic will put on for them when they blow them up.

    We don't.

    They are economical because they are the 'new Rhynolite' in a sense.
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    ya, he realized they arent so good after that, but he has them on his new bike, and i really just want to put a $200 max wheelset on my bike, that is disc specific (i hate the thought of v-brakes on my bike ), and is quick release with 9mm axles. ive decided to either get Marzocchi DJ 3's (what do bike shops sell them for?), or Marzocchi Dirt Jam's (not sure which ones, but are they worth $400 and do they have 9mm drop outs?)

    thanks again guys for all the help. i know it sounds like i have no clue what im doing with this build, but i do
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    Best deal in the whole world right here: http://jensonusa.com/store/product/W...s+Wrr+Der.aspx

    Saint hubs Rhyno Lites and a Saint rear Der. for 134 bones.

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    ive seen those, i just dont like the v-brake compatible part...
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    V-brake compatible doesn't mean specific. It's a decent wheel...and prob. the best you're gonna get for the amount of money you wanna invest.

    Wheels are more important than people tend to realize. You'll spend like $400 on a fork, but only $200 or less on wheels.

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    good point, i just find V-brake compatible kinda ugly, espacially with the boxier shape, they look like zellers style. i have V-brake compatible on my current bike, but theyre rounded so they look cooler. just a little thing about me, i like the best (i can afford), and i dont like to settle for less, v-brakes are associated with lower quality in my opinion, so ya...
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    Oh dear...

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    u dont get it... (atleast thats not what im hearing)
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    I don't think you have a big enough budget to be that picky. And when you're riding your bike, you can't see the rims (or shouldn't be looking at them anyway) so it's not a big deal.

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    ya, if i get 9mm drop outs, which i think i will, i guess ill get singletracks laced to Shimano XT
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Best deal in the whole world right here: http://jensonusa.com/store/product/W...s+Wrr+Der.aspx

    Saint hubs Rhyno Lites and a Saint rear Der. for 134 bones.
    Damn, wish I would have seen that before buying a new wheelset and sram group for my cove build

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    Something like these?

    20mm or QR. AFAIK, they are similar to Azonic/Transition/other "generic" burly wheels. Not stupid heavy, but they ain't lightweight queens either. Looking at them in a Performance shop a while back, they seemed decent for the money.
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