I would like to ask you guys for some advice since I’m a total newbie when it comes MTB. I’m riding on Trek 6500 hardtail – love the frame despite some minor inconveniences with stock component parts.
I ride only on paved roads and sidewalks. I don’t take my bike on any trails, or hardcore DH terrains. However time-to-time I find myself popping curbs at rather high speeds. My bike came with a set of Bontrager Ranger rims.
After some time I noticed that my back wheel missing a few spokes. I brought the bike back to the store since the bike needed some service (shifter cable change, chain lock n over all tune up ect). They replaced the missing spokes but after a week, 2 more spokes came out.
This time I want to change the rim n spokes to something more durable; something that could withstand curbs and bumps at high speed. Only problem is I have no clue what to get. The front wheel is holding on just great but I suppose the back one cannot support my fat a5s. … btw I’m 190lbs @ 6”3
Any advice… I’m willing to spend 100~250$ max
Thanks (Toronto, ON)