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Old 01-05-2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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What kind, and what model of 26in wheel sets do you use on your mountain bike?

I am just looking for a somewhat affordable option to replace the stock wheel set on my Gary Fisher because whenever I was switching the tires I noticed that they actually weighed a lot. I would like to see what y'all use on your bikes. I usually ride on tight single track (no epic jumps or extreme rock gardens) so im looking for a xc or a trail class wheel.



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Wtb speeddisc here



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Never used Mavic on the MTB. I have set in my road bike and while I like them well enough I don't think I will buy another set. I have broken spokes twice on my rear wheel and fortunately both time on the drive side of the hub.

I had to order a package of 10 and had a 3 MONTH WAIT( and given the history it was just as well ) to get them. Now I have an issue with the hub itself...Three strikes and your out
http://www.twospoke.com/forum/f30/broken-spoke-4947/#post34985

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Wow! I know alot of folks that ride the Mavic Crossride or Crossmax's on their MTB's. I almost bought a pair but they were sold before I called on them. Check your Craigslist, I picked up my WTB Speeddisc's for $45.00 in perfect condition.

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Mavic 819s DT240 hubs light and strong(I'm 235)

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Wow! I know alot of folks that ride the Mavic Crossride or Crossmax's on their MTB's. I almost bought a pair but they were sold before I called on them. Check your Craigslist, I picked up my WTB Speeddisc's for $45.00 in perfect condition.
I got my Crossride wheelset from a Backcountry.com bike mechanic for $75, and he said his wife used them very little. They are like new. I've had two sets of Mavic wheels for my Cannondale, and they never seem to get out of true. The race set was laced to XT hubs, the budget set are laced to Cannondale Coda Expert hubs.

The only other hoops I've really used are Sun-Ringle on our tandem and my BMX. Very durable.
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Hard to beat Mavics (except for the issue Rola had).

When I got my Santa Cruz Superlight back in early summer the first thing I looked at doing to drop a pound or two was to go with a nicer set of wheels. The bike came with a house brand that used a Mavic XM 119 rim and Shimano hubs. Honestly without spending more money than I was willing to fork out ($6-$700 range), I couldn't get a nicer set of wheels. By contrast my 29er came with fairly heavy wheels and all it took was $300 and I dropped almost 2 lbs.

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I like Velocity. They've taken a beating.
http://urbanvelo.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/chukker1.jpg Rims are $70 each.

If you only have 1 bike, buy 2 matching pair of wheels. Then you can have your training tires on one set, or a dry weather/wet weather set. You won't have to re-adjust your brakes, and will have a set if you bust one.

www.nashbar.com

You should be able to get a complete pair of wheels (sun ringle etc) for cassette drivetrains, for $100-150.



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