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    Help in wheel selection

    Hey all,

    I'm the owner of a new Kona Jake the Snake and absolutely love it. I want to purchase another set of rims and road tires for longer road rides and was hoping to get some advice.

    I don't want to break the bank, I want something simple yet effective. I love my Locusts that I'm riding on now, but I want to get some sort of road slicks for when I want to go on longer road rides.

    Can anyone suggest a rim and tire that won't set me back huge?

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    what's the budget?

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    no real budget set...I just don't want to spend a ton...I've heard that you can get a decent wheel set for around 200 bucks Canadian?

    Anyone care to enlighten me? Brands or models you suggest?

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    After budget, the next question is: What's your weight (generally with gear)?

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    A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.

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    Probably around 210?

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    $200 CAD? (~$190 USD). You should be able to come across a set of OP/Ultegra wheels for that price.

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    have the same bike with a set of velocity deep Vs. Had mine hand made with ultegra hubs -- ran about $380. Love them, very tough.

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