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    Wheel buying for the clueless

    Just so as to stop monopolizing this place, I'm gonna try to bring it into one thread.

    I know pretty much nothing about this. All I know is mine are 26" silver ones, one of them is bent, and I want black ones. After that, I'm pretty much done.

    What do I need to look for? How do I know whether they're V-brake or disk compatible, or is there a difference? I assume the width of the wheel is the width of tire that I need?

    These are my two candidates right now.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MOUNTAIN-BIK...QQcmdZViewItem

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vuelta-XRP-Disc-...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...BFARSIG3-1.jpg
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    the first one looks ok....I've only ever seen 'vuelta' on canadian tire bikes (raleigh tora), where alot of the 'components' are made by this vuelta , i'm not dissing them or anything cause it looks like they got it going on right there.
    Last edited by MulletArgyleman; 10-11-07 at 04:54 PM.
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    aww sweet! I need some new rims for for my KHS (I'll still ride it), and the XT/singletrack combo looks pretty solid, also the price ain't bad. Actually..I only need a front rim...the bearings in the hub are going all over the place and rattling (not in a good way), and all the spokes are loose - even after a 'professional tightening' from the lbs. and i'm buying the 2.2" holy rollers for the KHS - 2.4"'s for the Giant.

    now it seems like 2 projects
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    I could buy this: http://www.amazon.com/Rhyno-Front-Wh.../dp/B000E4LNB2

    but not online, i'd rather see the item 'in person' .

    edit: this is sweeter: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-26-26-FRONT-...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Nice but, correct me if I'm wrong here, those are $145 each for a wheel with no tire while mine are $135 for a pair with tires?

    I did forget to mention this is a very low budget deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MulletArgyleman View Post
    I could buy this: http://www.amazon.com/Rhyno-Front-Wh.../dp/B000E4LNB2

    but not online, i'd rather see the item 'in person' .

    edit: this is sweeter: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-26-26-FRONT-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Sweet indeed, but I bent the rear

    Still though, thats less than bad..
    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...BFARSIG3-1.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona_stig View Post
    Sweet indeed, but I bent the rear

    Still though, thats less than bad..
    yeah.....happens to everyone...."me? no, why do u ask? geeze, leave me alone!"
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    I have had a set of the Vuelta XRP mountain wheels for a year and haven't had any problems with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona_stig View Post
    Nice but, correct me if I'm wrong here, those are $145 each for a wheel with no tire while mine are $135 for a pair with tires?

    I did forget to mention this is a very low budget deal.
    nope. Its 145 for a pair

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    nope. Its 145 for a pair
    Doh! Well then, options with which to exercise my indecision!

    Are those, as well as my original options, going to work with my V-brakes?
    http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...BFARSIG3-1.jpg
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    Very low budget -> http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx

    yet still not bad.

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