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Smashed front Xero-Lite XR-1, time to consider another inexpensive wheel?

Old 10-26-10, 11:43 AM
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Smashed front Xero-Lite XR-1, time to consider another inexpensive wheel?

I broke my front Xero-Lite XR-1 wheel the other day hitting a rock at 20mph. Also broke my collarbone but that's another story (One buddy thinks it's a good excuse for a new bike.) The Xero-Lite XR-1 is only available as a wheelset from one seller on eBay, for a lot more than I paid several years ago, so I'm wondering maybe I need to consider another wheelset. Or I can get a front wheel that LOOKS like the Xero-Lites. Anyone happen to know one that looks like those?

My bike is an old steelie that weighs over 22lbs with the Xero-Lites so I do not want to spend too much.

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Going to be hard to find a 30mm without custom building it probably. I would look for a 27mm with similar spoke style or wait until the cheap ones come back up again on ebay. I've hit some serious rocks with my xr-1's at 20-25mph and they aren't even out of true yet, I don't want to imagine the size rock you must have hit to do that kind of damage!
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Have you checked ebay for a front wheel? I would just browse the wheel section for something that looks acceptable.
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Pricepoint is selling the XR-1 for $250/pair with free shipping right now. Just sayin...
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I didn't see what I hit and was told it was a rock, but it felt like a car battery. I'm sure not readying for the collision made it a lot worse than otherwise.

Only saw one listing on eBay and it was for a set shipped from England, for more than I'd want to spend.

The $250 deal from Pricepoint is interesting, as it's for a Shimano and I have Campy, but it's such a good deal. Hmm ...

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Have you considered Neuvations?
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do they not use Kinlin 30mm rims?
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Are 30mm Kinlin rims popular? So any of the lower price 30mm rims should work (look the same)?
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Kinlin rims are popular. I don't know of any cheap 30mm wheels except for the Forte Apollos, but I they're silver. https://www.performancebike.com/webap...511000_1511513

You could get some Kinlin rims and use your old spokes and hubs if you can to build yourself some wheels.
https://cgi.ebay.com/KinLin-XR-300-Li...c#ht_500wt_922
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Yes, I think I might go that route of finding a rim and having a local wheelsmith put it together with my current spokes and hub. However, cannot seem to find a 30mm black rim with just 16 holes ...

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Yes, I think I might go that route of finding a rim and having a local wheelsmith put it together with my current spokes and hub. However, cannot seem to find a 30mm black rim with just 16 holes ...
Probably better off doing higher spoke count anyway. Spokes and rims should be generic and easy to find. DTComp spokes and kinlin 30mm rims.
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Probably better off doing higher spoke count anyway. Spokes and rims should be generic and easy to find. DTComp spokes and kinlin 30mm rims.
How much do you think I'm looking at to build (materials + labor) just a front 30mm wheel with 20 or less spokes? Under $250? (If not, I might get that deal at Pricepoint.) Any recommended wheel builders? Thanks.

About Neuvation, I looked and their alloy wheels are 27mm deep, unfortunately.
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Went ahead and ordered a 16-spoke Kinlin 30mm rim and will have my LBS rebuild the wheel. The price they quoted was reasonable.

Thank you for everyone's help.
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