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Old 05-02-13, 10:13 PM
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Time for new wheels

The rear hub (shimano deore) on the rear wheel of my commuter has seen better days. Outside of the wheel constantly needing correction to stay true, I pulled apart the hub and it doesn't look good. The bearing race on one side has a burr in it. I'm surprised the bearings aren't torn up.

I tried to order a set of Sun Rhyno lites on XT hubs, but they're on back-order. I can easily get the same rims on deore hubs, but I'd rather not use those hubs again.

So, I'm looking for a wheelset with a tough rim with a braking surface and a decent hub with disc compatibility. (I run a v-brake on the back and disc on the front)

I could certainly just replace the rear wheel, but I'm not thrilled with the alex rims I'm running in general, so would like to take care of both front and back now.

I've had a hard time finding anything out there other than the rhyno lite/xt hub combo that fits the bill, hence my post. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to get a wheelset ordered asap before my rear wheel grinds to a halt.

note- this is for a 26" wheel


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Old 05-03-13, 02:19 AM
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Just went with Velocity Dyad 36H rims and Deore LX hubs for a new wheelset for my cyclocross commuting bike.
Seems like a very sturdy, reasonably light/fast wheelset for the money.

That being said, I think the Rhyno Lites are great rims, super sturdy, dependable build. Ran many of these 48H on pedicabs. Bit wider, heavier, boxier than the dyads.
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