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Old 10-24-04, 01:54 PM   #1
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Help needed on buying wheels

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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!
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Old 10-24-04, 02:11 PM   #2
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Witht hat low of a spoke count they are more fragile than an average wheel.
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Old 10-24-04, 02:20 PM   #3
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really? so what cheapo wheel do you recommend? I am in the uk so it is pound sterling
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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


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THANKS FOR LOOKING! O h and one more thing how many spokes do normal wheels have? These have what, 24?
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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.
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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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Old 10-26-04, 11:34 AM   #10
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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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Old 10-26-04, 01:19 PM   #11
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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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Old 10-26-04, 01:27 PM   #12
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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.


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