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Old 01-03-08, 07:24 AM   #1
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Deore Disc Hubs w/ Rhyno Lite rims

Any opinions on these?

I read the one review at MTBR. Not much help. I check in about 215, and I plan on using these for commuting, winter riding, letting the MUCH lighter girlfriend ride the bike. I have another wheelset on a different bike, so these are just going to be backups, but I still don't want a wet noodle. I'm not familiar with wheelstes/rims/hubs and such, but for $90, what will I be getting?

Also, I want to buy two sets, so that's why I'm looking at some cheaper ones.

Thanks for the help.

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Thats a great budget wheelset. The Rhynolites is a VERY strong rim. Have your LBS do a "finishing true" and you'll probably have no problems. The only weakness there is the Deore level freehub which is a bit slow to engage. But, you can buy an XT level freehub and swap it out.
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If you are looking for a decent cheap wheelset, these are a better choice:
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Classic bargain disc wheelset. Hard to go wrong with it.
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It's a great wheelset, but having the LBS go over it when you receive it is a wise choice for any wheelset imo

I was considering getting one for my bike before it got stolen. I decided against it.
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I was definately planning on taking them into a shop and having them looked over. Thanks for the help guys.

Probable, why are the Forte ones better? I've had a few Forte things, and I have not been impressed.
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I was definately planning on taking them into a shop and having them looked over. Thanks for the help guys.

Probable, why are the Forte ones better? I've had a few Forte things, and I have not been impressed.
I have some wheels with Deore hubs also... The Terramax from Performance just really impress me for the price range that they are in. I weigh 215 lbs and those wheels have not given me any issues. A lot of other Forte stuff is substandard crap.
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they are heavier then more $$$ wheels
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They are exactly what you think they are, and that is a cheap wheelset. I have had Rhinolites on several of my bikes (albeit laced to better hubs) without any real complaint. They are a good medium weight rim. Deore hubs are so-so. They are easily servicable as a cup and cone design and with regular maintenance will serve you for years. I agree the freehub body is cheap, but what can you expect from a $90 wheelset??? A newer better freehub body alone will set you back $25 to $30. So, use it until it gets worn out or so dirty that the pawls no longer engage and then get a new one!

Heck, for $90, I'm thinking of buying a set!
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Go for it, my Rhynolites/Deores have held up very well.
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I have this wheelset and it has given me very little trouble.
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I agree with the others. Excluding the freehub, which I pretty much wreck constantly, the wheel itself is a good grab.
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Thats a great budget wheelset. The Rhynolites is a VERY strong rim. Have your LBS do a "finishing true" and you'll probably have no problems. The only weakness there is the Deore level freehub which is a bit slow to engage. But, you can buy an XT level freehub and swap it out.

Unless things have changed recently, the engagement points are exactly the same between xt and deore. The quality of parts is better, but it is still a slow engagement.

Like I said, that might have changed, I don't buy shimano hubs anymore, (well I haven't bought hubs in ages) but the engagement points used to be identical.
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I also have that same wheel set. They are great for my. I go ~245lbs. When I got them, I tossed on the tensiometer, and i turned one spoke, 1/4 turn. They have been great.

The engagement on the freehub isn't bad. Definitely not bad enough to change it out.

Ive been riding them for a couple months now, with no issues.
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I have a custom wheelset.
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Unless things have changed recently, the engagement points are exactly the same between xt and deore. The quality of parts is better, but it is still a slow engagement.

Like I said, that might have changed, I don't buy shimano hubs anymore, (well I haven't bought hubs in ages) but the engagement points used to be identical.
I have both and the XT hubs respond better. I noticed this before I knew that some hubs engage quicker than others. The difference is quite noticeable.

I just bought a batch of the "roller clutch" LX freehubs. They are perfectly silent and engage instantly. They're heavier but I'll take em as they are supposed to work better in cold temperatures.

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hadely for rear hub.
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