All Mountain wheel build!
I’ve tried shimano, Hadley, 240, hope xc and pro2, AC/WTB and decided pro2 on flow is about as good as it needs to be for AM. There is a reason they are so popular! Tho people insist on buying good hubs and using cheaper cassettes that cut into them.Posted 4 years ago
CK are superb but unnecessary, and WTF is with all these Kings with cheapo 317 rims on them is beyond me.
Rorschach – Member
Would’nt bother with kings tbh.Bit heavy,bit draggy,need looking after and waaaay over priced.
Obviously never had any yourself, CK hubs are anything but draggy, and the fact you can completely strip them for service is genius as they just last and last remaining like new for always. Worth every penny IMO.
My build and what I would recommend 100% is Ck hubs, 20mm front, 142 rear with Sapim cx-ray spokes and the new light bicycle all mountain rims. This will build into a tough, light set of wheels which will ride superb.Posted 4 years ago
Or worked as a bike mechanic for the last decade or so
Not impressed, my lbs told me not to get CK hubs as too much faffing etc, glad I ignored them, also I ended up rebuilding the wheels myself to a much better standard. You get good mechanics and bad mechanics alike. I still walk into bike shops and walk out bemused as I know more about the products than they do…Posted 4 years ago
Nope had both Hope and DT 240’s. Hopes are ok but bearing life is rubbish, DT’s are better but bearings do give up and the tools are stupid money, even more expensive than the CK hub tool. I still have the DT wheels but always wanted CK wheels and from my experience are better, plus the size of the hubs help with stiffness I believe. I like to tinker with my bikes and to be able to strip and fully service everything myself. Also they look mint..Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
In defence of Hope I’m averaging a couple of years on a set of bearings, which was UK based and easily acceptable to me given the fact it takes minutes to change them with the right tools.
I’d pair them with some light & tough rims – can’t see if Enve do rim onlyPosted 4 years agoHob NobMember
DT Swiss 240S on your rim choice. CK are far too heavy. They make Hope look light!
If you want carbon rims & arn’t too hard on kit, look at the Light Bicycle options. I’m not really a fan of carbon in that application.
If you want something a bit more blingy than the Stans options, maybe some of the E13 TRS+ Scandium rims 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been using the light bicycle rims for over a year and I don’t mince through rock gardens etc and they have held up perfect and never gone out of true. Also had a rock strike on the rear which pinch flatted a UST tyre but their. Was unmarked when I expected the worst!Posted 4 years ago
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