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Help finding a replacement wheel for a BikesDirect bike

Old 06-18-19, 08:40 PM
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Help finding a replacement wheel for a BikesDirect bike

Hi,
I need a replacement front wheel for my Motobecane (Bikesdirect.com). I accidentally left the front wheel at the bike trail weeks ago and no one has turned it in. I took it to my LBS and the guy told me to contact the manufacturer for a replacement. I emailed BD and they do not have a replacement for me. Their support is terrible and I would not be making another purchase from them.

It is a Thru Axel 15x100/ 700c wheel (please refer to link below). Please provide a link to any recommendations. I would prefer to buy a used wheel from Ebay.

Here are the details for the wheel I need. Thank you.

"F/HUB JY-D951-15 Front Alloy Disc Hub ( 6 BOLTS ) , 32H, THRUAxle: 15x100mm, Anodized Black, F.HUB THRUAxle F22-15 FRONT 15mm ,ANODIZED BLACK L:M14xP1.5x129mm
R/HUB JY-D342TSE-HL-X12-11S Rear Disc hub ( 6 BOLTS ), 32H, THRUAxle:12x142mm, D:45.9mm, Anodized Black"

bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/disc-brake-roadbikes/centurypro-discbrake-roadbike-xx.htm

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Old 06-19-19, 04:10 AM
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Weird a road bike with a 15mm thru axle? Either way these wheels are plentiful and cheap anywhere. Instead of searching for "700c" try searching for "29er".

Here's one:
https://www.cambriabike.com/products...xoCbdsQAvD_BwE
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You're not going to find the same wheel with the exact components but replacements should be plentiful.
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A good LBS would help you find a wheel that works. If this was a "we don't want to work on Bikesdirect bikes" situation I'd suggest finding a new LBS.
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Originally Posted by djrx View Post
Hi,
I need a replacement front wheel for my Motobecane (Bikesdirect.com). I accidentally left the front wheel at the bike trail weeks ago and no one has turned it in. I took it to my LBS and the guy told me to contact the manufacturer for a replacement. I emailed BD and they do not have a replacement for me. Their support is terrible and I would not be making another purchase from them.

It is a Thru Axel 15x100/ 700c wheel (please refer to link below). Please provide a link to any recommendations. I would prefer to buy a used wheel from Ebay.

Here are the details for the wheel I need. Thank you.

"F/HUB JY-D951-15 Front Alloy Disc Hub ( 6 BOLTS ) , 32H, THRUAxle: 15x100mm, Anodized Black, F.HUB THRUAxle F22-15 FRONT 15mm ,ANODIZED BLACK L:M14xP1.5x129mm
R/HUB JY-D342TSE-HL-X12-11S Rear Disc hub ( 6 BOLTS ), 32H, THRUAxle:12x142mm, D:45.9mm, Anodized Black"

bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/disc-brake-roadbikes/centurypro-discbrake-roadbike-xx.htm
The shop wouldnt sell you a new wheel? Thats absurd. Why ever go there again?
BD may not have wheels sitting around- the bikes are shipped fully assembled in boxes and those boxes are then shipped out to customers. I would be surprised to hear they have no spares, but perhaps they used to and are out of stock.

Based on specs, that is about the most generic 29er front wheel ever made. There will be thousands of replacement wheels on ebay, craigslist, etc. The quality will depend on cost and if the wheel was handbuilt to proper tension or if it was just slapped together by a machine with only 1 round of relief.
secret- i would bet your lost wheel was the latter and not the former.
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Are you in Canada? I have this (I think) exact same wheel. Shipping would probably be killing the deal though.
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[QUOTE=GrainBrain;20985658]Weird a road bike with a 15mm thru axle? Either way these wheels are plentiful and cheap anywhere. Instead of searching for "700c" try searching for "29er".

Here's one: /QUOTE]

This is interesting. I'm very new to cycling so I had no idea I could easily interchange between 700c and 29er. I just watched a YouTube video comparing the two. The link to the wheel you referenced above is a SRAM compatible wheel. Will it also work with my Shimano setup? Thanks
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
A good LBS would help you find a wheel that works. If this was a "we don't want to work on Bikesdirect bikes" situation I'd suggest finding a new LBS.
So I gave the LBS the specs for the missing wheel and he researched it. I called the guy back 4 days later and he tells me to contact the manufacturer for a replacement. This same LS assembled my bike for me.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
The shop wouldnt sell you a new wheel? Thats absurd. Why ever go there again?
BD may not have wheels sitting around- the bikes are shipped fully assembled in boxes and those boxes are then shipped out to customers. I would be surprised to hear they have no spares, but perhaps they used to and are out of stock.

Based on specs, that is about the most generic 29er front wheel ever made. There will be thousands of replacement wheels on ebay, craigslist, etc. The quality will depend on cost and if the wheel was handbuilt to proper tension or if it was just slapped together by a machine with only 1 round of relief.
secret- i would bet your lost wheel was the latter and not the former.
Yep, the LBS told me to contact BD for a replacement wheel. He supposedly couldn't find the same specs. I called another bike shop an hour away from me and the total cost for a replacement wheel is $245+ tax. I will be searching for a 29er wheel instead. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by djrx View Post
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Weird a road bike with a 15mm thru axle? Either way these wheels are plentiful and cheap anywhere. Instead of searching for "700c" try searching for "29er".

Here's one:
This is interesting. I'm very new to cycling so I had no idea I could easily interchange between 700c and 29er. I just watched a YouTube video comparing the two. The link to the wheel you referenced above is a SRAM compatible wheel. Will it also work with my Shimano setup? Thanks
It's really ludicrous that your bike shop didn't have one in stock, then quoted you $240? Well, I could see the high price if they only stock higher end gear, whatever. I'm thinking around $80-$110 would be more reasonable.

"29er" is kind of marketing/slang for large tires on the ubiquitous 700c rim. I use the term all the time, as I have a 29er myself. For the front it doesn't matter who makes what, read reviews to get a good feel for the quality. I just found that wheel within a few minutes of googling and it seems hard to find something used for cheaper.

You probably could easily find something used, your front wheel is the near defacto standard for most mid-range and higher mtbs made in the last decade.

100mm x 15mm thru axle, 6 bolt disc. Probably look for a 17mm to 21mm internal rim width.
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Old 06-19-19, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by GrainBrain View Post
It's really ludicrous that your bike shop didn't have one in stock, then quoted you $240? Well, I could see the high price if they only stock higher end gear, whatever. I'm thinking around $80-$110 would be more reasonable.

"29er" is kind of marketing/slang for large tires on the ubiquitous 700c rim. I use the term all the time, as I have a 29er myself. For the front it doesn't matter who makes what, read reviews to get a good feel for the quality. I just found that wheel within a few minutes of googling and it seems hard to find something used for cheaper.

You probably could easily find something used, your front wheel is the near defacto standard for most mid-range and higher mtbs made in the last decade.

100mm x 15mm thru axle, 6 bolt disc. Probably look for a 17mm to 21mm internal rim width.
Thanks for your help. I emailed the seller for that wheel you linked to verify the fit before purchasing.
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