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    Senior Member legec117's Avatar
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    bent wheel on GF Tarpon

    I bent my rear wheel this weekend pretty bad on a local trail. I doubt the LBS will be able to fix it so I will most likely need to buy a new one. I would like to eventually upgrade my bike to disc brakes, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to buy a wheel that has a v-brake rim and hub that is disc compatible? I guess my underlying question would be, is the only drawback of that type of wheel its weight, or are their other reasons not to buy this type of wheel?

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    Assuming that your frame has rear disc tabs, or you plan to use an adapter, I see nothing wrong with your plan.
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    Senior Member legec117's Avatar
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    yes it does, the bike is a 2009 model. Thanks

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    I now have two options of wheelsets to buy, what do you guys think...

    New from LBS: Sun Rhynolite wheels with Deore XT hubs for $150.... No tires, rotors, tubes

    or

    Used from a local for $100 (need cassette):
    6" avid rotors
    Mavic Skewers
    Panaracer XC FIre 2.1 folding bead, 120 tpi
    2008 Mavic Crossride wheelset
    Tubes also included

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