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    Looking for some single speed 29er wheels

    Looking for a set of wheels to go on a karate monkey. 29ers, single speed. edit: disc brakes.

    What are my prebuilt options?

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    Get a set built up.
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    I really want to keep it under 300 or so dollars.... prefer prebuilt I guess. Don't know why. Looking for specific recommendations.

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    Not going to have much luck finding a good prebuilt ss 29er wheel around that price. There's the Easton wheels, but those are $400 over your budget.
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    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Er+Wheels.aspx Can use this set and just space a cog on the cassette. The only other option really is to go custom build.
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    Is that three hundred for one wheel? You can get something pretty solid for that price. And of course you can always use a geared wheel with spacers. A lot of singlespeed hubs are just narrower cassette bodies anyways.

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    Use a cheap fixed gear wheelset (29er is just 700c, afterall) and spin on a BMX freewheel.

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    OP: you want BMX freewheel style or Cassette style
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    Use a cheap fixed gear wheelset (29er is just 700c, afterall) and spin on a BMX freewheel.

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    what terrible advice.


    1. The rear hub spacing is different

    2. fixed gear road hubs are not setup for disk brakes

    3. 29er rims and 700c road rims are not the same. The diameter is the same, yes. But there are a few other differences (rim strength, rim width, bead seat width)


    why do people feel compelled to offer advice when they are clueless? Thats why this subforums needs fagerlin back

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    http://lacemine29.com/

    The bestest wheelbuilder I know of.....builds only 29 wheels & does it right (spokes are still holding excellent tension after 18 months of abuse)
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    ^ He certainly is high quality, but high price as well. The price he quoted me for a wheelset was $250 over what my LBS hooked me up with.

    Again, not saying mike doesn't do quality work, but I think most people would be better served going to a wheelbuilder at their LBS.

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    Oh grow up.

    True, I did not see the disc brake thing. So, my advice is wrong from the get go.

    However, depending on how you plan on riding, it is not out of the question that a more robust rim intended for a fixed gear could work just fine. Keep in mind that many fixed gear bikes are ridden pretty hard and so the rims you find on some of those wheels are pretty stout. Finding one that is cheap and wide enough would present somewhat more of a problem, but even there one does see such things.

    So, in short: the disc brake kiboshes my advice, the rim choice does not, and you are a dillweed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    what terrible advice.


    1. The rear hub spacing is different

    2. fixed gear road hubs are not setup for disk brakes

    3. 29er rims and 700c road rims are not the same. The diameter is the same, yes. But there are a few other differences (rim strength, rim width, bead seat width)


    why do people feel compelled to offer advice when they are clueless? Thats why this subforums needs fagerlin back
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    Oh grow up.

    True, I did not see the disc brake thing. So, my advice is wrong from the get go.

    However, depending on how you plan on riding, it is not out of the question that a more robust rim intended for a fixed gear could work just fine. Keep in mind that many fixed gear bikes are ridden pretty hard and so the rims you find on some of those wheels are pretty stout. Finding one that is cheap and wide enough would present somewhat more of a problem, but even there one does see such things.


    So, in short: the disc brake kiboshes my advice, the rim choice does not, and you are a dillweed.
    jim
    1. 700c rims designed to fit 25mm tires are not the same as ones designed to fit 60mm tires. they can be used, but why would you do such a thing when buying a new wheelset for a MTB?


    2. And the hub spacing?

    Call me names if you must, but don't get all hurt because I called you out for poor advice.

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    I'd use a non SS specific hub. That gives you more options for resale later.

    You can get a hot set of wheels built up for around $500 - the wheels on my SS 29er are XT hubs with Stans Arch rims and the tubeless kit. I think I paid $540 built and shipped to my house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Er+Wheels.aspx Can use this set and just space a cog on the cassette. The only other option really is to go custom build.
    This is up my alley, considering the amount of use I'm able to put on my MTN bike, and that I can change over to a 1x9 setup later down the road easier.... at that price I could even relace the rear wheel with a single speed hub at a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    1. 700c rims designed to fit 25mm tires are not the same as ones designed to fit 60mm tires. they can be used, but why would you do such a thing when buying a new wheelset for a MTB?


    2. And the hub spacing?

    Call me names if you must, but don't get all hurt because I called you out for poor advice.
    1. My point was that there are plenty of fairly tough 700 rims that are wider to suit wider tires. I never suggested that a normal road rim made for narrow tires be used.

    2. As I recall, all of the usual cheaper fixed hubs (Dimension, Formula, I think Surly as well) have solid axles with enough extra axle that can easily be spaced out to 135mm.

    3. Mind your tone then if you don't like being called a dillweed. I did not call you a dillweed because you "called me out". I called you a dillweed because of the tone of your response; specifically calling me clueless. I stand on my first response that someone who who equate someone neglecting the disc brake requirement as "clueless" is a dillweed. Setting aside the disc brake oversight, there is plenty of room to doubt whether a fixed hub with BMX freewheel is the best solution here. It is a solution that some use. And yet it is not the ideal solution. I offered it as another route to consider. Dillweeds might well fail to appreciate that spirit.

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    I've been looking here for the same thing:

    http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/custo...at=mtb29er650b

    many choices and configurations around that price range...
    Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.

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