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Old 03-16-19, 06:38 PM
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New wheels for adventure bike

So this if my first new new bike in 10 years and Im a little behind the times in terms of tech. I am looking around for a new wheel set for my new bike.... I have a problem. I have a 2019 Jamis Renegade Expat and it has 700c wheels with a QR wheel in back and a 12mm through axle in the front, as well as 6 bolt pattern. I dont wanna purchase 29ers because I would like to run thinner 28mm road tires. (unless 28mm's would fit fine on 29ers) I would also like to stick with the 6 bolt pattern for the disc brakes and again unless im wrong they are a bit easier to work with than center locks. I was interested in purchasing a faster wheel set for my regular riding and keeping the set it came with for when I light tour or ride dirt roads. Anyone else in the same boat or have some good ideas. Im thinking my best bet maybe to just lace my own.
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Check out November Bicycles RCG 36 wheels. My wifeís bike has 6-bolt, mine has CL. The CL is simple, donít think this should be a constraint for you.
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What kind of adventure are you planning?

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What kind of adventure are you planning?
don't be obtuse. The OP didnt say an adventure is being planned.
it's a term for a segment of bikes. You know that.
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I was interested in purchasing a faster wheel set for my regular riding and keeping the set it came with for when I light tour or ride dirt roads. Anyone else in the same boat or have some good ideas. Im thinking my best bet maybe to just lace my own.
what's your budget? Listing that help a narrow suggestions and removes ones that are too low or too high.
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Budget

I'm in for maybe 500$. I am on a bike budget of sorts especially since I just bought the bike, new saddle and stem. If i spend too much more my wife will have me sleeping in the garage with my bike.
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Mavic wheels

In favor of using my REI 20% off I was looking at the Mavic Askium wheels. Seem to pretty good reviews online and would bring me under budget.
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For my adventures in self supported loaded touring in Europe right after 'the Wall' came down.
I Built super reliable wheels ..
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I found a pair of brand new HED Plus GP disc wheels for around 450.00. I believe they were takeoffs from a new Cervelo from a year or two back. I found them online from a bike shop down in LA.

The HED GPs would be great for an adventure/gravel bike. Wide rim, will take 28mm road tires or 32 -38 (probably bigger) off road gravel tires ae well. They make them in both QR and 12mm TA. You can buy an adapter for 15mm if you need for your front wheel.

They retail for about 799 for the pair but you can find them cheaper. The total weight on mine were about 1600 grams. Not bad for a wide aluminum rim wheel.

The GPs were sold as standard wheels on Cervelo bikes and the Flanders were the wheels on Diamondback bikes. I mention that because you might be able to find a pair of pull offs on ebay for cheaper. Both solid mid range wheels with aluminum rims. Perfect for adventures

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