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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 11-07-12, 09:19 AM   #1
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Inexpensive wheelset q

I received my Uncle John frameset yesterday and I need a set of wheels. Are WTB Laserdisc 29er wheels acceptable? Seem to be 27mm.
Thoughts or other suggestions? Used wheels are at a premium where I live. FWIW I am a small cylde (227lbs - 103.7kg). Thanks.
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Old 11-07-12, 10:22 AM   #2
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27mm wide rim and 32mm wide Cross Tire Should be OK..

if the frame wont fit anything wider..

ie not a 29er frame.. [no clue as to who uncle John is]
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Old 11-08-12, 01:09 PM   #3
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did you buy the WTB laser TCS wheels from chainlove by chance? I picked up a set for $209 and want to messaround with tubeless CX tires. looking for recommendations on tires. I'm also a clyde but closer to 250 so I'm wondering if that is a no no for tubeless or not. I don't race cx, but i commute all year round and I want a 2nd set of wheels on my disc trucker that have some knobbiness for snow and for the occassional times I want to take it out on some dirt trails. I also don't want to have to remove the fenders so thats why i'm thinking cx tires vs mtb
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any wheel designed for 29er use should be plenty strong for cx purposes. only issue is that you need to have a cx frame/fork combo with disc tabs since those laser disc wheels wont have a brake track for using canti's
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Shouldnt be an issue. I have a mavic a719 rear wheel, i think its 25mm and can fit a 42 conti xcross tire no problem on my uncle john. As long as you got the kaffenback fork should be good to go with that wheelset.
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Cross Racing?
Given Sew-up tired wheels are still the way to go,
ought to be lots of old Rims, on 60s road racing wheels
to rebuild around new type Cassette hubs.
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Got some steep, curvy roads here too, and don't want to roll a tubie at 45+mph...
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Got some steep, curvy roads here too, and don't want to roll a tubie at 45+mph...
If that is what worries you, your chances of rolling a tubbie going downhill are smaller than flatting your front clincher and having that go flying off.

Jus' sayin'.
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Got some steep, curvy roads here too, and don't want to roll a tubie at 45+mph...
Show me a Cyclocross race course with 45 MPH descents.


You must be Lost.. try this over on the Road Racing Forum.

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...1-Road-Cycling

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Show me a Cyclocross race course with 45 MPH descents.


You must be Lost.. try this over on the Road Racing Forum.

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...1-Road-Cycling
I think Joey hit the barrier at about 45 mph. FWIW, it looked like his tubie was fine.
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