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    Help needed on buying wheels

    Hi,
    Can any person please tell me if these are ok wheels to buy, meaning will they be harder to buckle than normal silver spoked wheels? I need a tougher wheel as i pound on mine and buckle them, I am on a low budget so please excuse me if you think they are rubbish.
    Thanks guys for helping me the newby!
    Steve

    http://images.auctionworks.com/hi/55...redxrp24n1.jpg
    Morby!

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    Witht hat low of a spoke count they are more fragile than an average wheel.

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    really? so what cheapo wheel do you recommend? I am in the uk so it is pound sterling
    Morby!

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    umm, if your looking for a non disc rim you can find many on ebay. Ive seen plenty of wheelsets for under 75 there of reasonable quality, i mean you get what you pay for but they do the job.

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    Hi,
    Here is the full spec of these wheels. I am a dumby when it comes to bikes. What does all this mean?

    Hubs :XRP Forged Aluminium, alloy XRP quick release front and rear
    Freehub :XRP (Shimano 8/9 cassette compatible)
    Spokes :Vuelta XRP Plus Extra Lite, flat blade profile
    Rims :26" Vuelta XRP Airline 1 alloy deep section 24 spoke front and rear
    Inner Tubes :Shraeder (Car Type) valve 26X1.95/2.10
    Tyres :Tioga Factory DH 2.10 front and rear
    Compatible Brakes :Rims suitable for V type brakes, cantilever brakes, hubs do not have disc mounts
    Condition :Brand New. Supplied with tyres and tubes fitted
    Vuelta XRP 24 Spoke Wheels


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ayphotohosting

    THANKS FOR LOOKING! O h and one more thing how many spokes do normal wheels have? These have what, 24?
    Morby!

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    Normal non racing wheels normally have 32 or 36 spokes.

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    Yeah, those look xc oriented.

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    xc orientated? so basically they are weak wheels? YES OR NO, SHALL I BUY?
    Thanks for your help.
    Morby!

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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    If your riding habits exhert much stress on your wheels i would not go for them. They have too low of a spoke count to be reliable if you ask me

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    Quote Originally Posted by morby14
    really? so what cheapo wheel do you recommend? I am in the uk so it is pound sterling
    In the Uk? The website for Merlin cycles is http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/

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    How much are you looking to spend? Youre not going to find a very strong wheelset for under $150.

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    i'd suggest getting this wheelset from that merlin site stapfam gave the link for:

    custom built wheels - pairs
    rims: ex721
    hubs: deore
    spokes: dt stainless plain guage

    price: £78.00


    these should be better suited to taking some abuse than those wheels you posted from ebay.


    current ride: 2003 norco vps fluid 3.0 (custom build).



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