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    Junior Member Itskabibbles's Avatar
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    n00b needs a rim :(

    I bought a brand new '11 draft se lite fs/ss about two weeks ago. Hadn't ridden a bike in something like 8 years and i definitely caught the bug again. Had about 100 miles on the bike, and then saturday afternoon while on a ride with my buddy, he t-boned my rear wheel and bent it beyond repair.

    The rim in question was a 700c Alex DC25, and after doing some poking around online, i want to upgrade the set rather than just get something shoddy.

    A local shop was trying to push me into a custom built rear wheel with a velocity deep v rim, dc swiss champion 2mm spokes, and my existing fs/ss hub for around $150

    I ride SS w/ brakes and bike solely for fun/commuting, so i'm not looking to spend a fortune just to get back on the road.
    For the price, i like the origin8 track attack wheels, but i'm afraid that the added weight will make biking uphill even more difficult.
    So, i guess in summation, I'm hoping to get some input on which brands i should check out in regards to durability and reasonable cost.

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    sniping pigz streetdude's Avatar
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    Veteran Mother****er Scrodzilla's Avatar
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    rue the whirl motobeCarnage's Avatar
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    ...did it really say job there or did my brain make that up?
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    i prefer anal beads

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    Veteran Mother****er Scrodzilla's Avatar
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    It did, and now it doesn't.


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