Any deals on 29er wheels cheap and good?
The Pacenti rims on those Superstar builds are excellent. The Superstar hubs less so, bearings seem to go gritty remarkably quickly and freehubs known to be quite weak! Can’t have it all for the money though I suppose.
Define cheap though… If you or a mate can build wheels, then Superstar’s own Sentinel rims are £40 apiece, and you can buy Shimano SLX hubs for under £50 the pair.
There’s always the option of just buying a non tubeless wheelset, and converting using Stans rim strips or the ghetto method with 24″ inner tubes.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Whilst you’re right, I’d also argue that tubeless success is 90% down to the tyre you’re using, and only about 10% down to the rim. I’ve been running tubeless for more than 11 years now, have tried every method going, and have had nothing but good experiences with both Ghetto tubeless (using the inner tube, not the gaffer tape) and Stans rim strips. I prefer a proper UST rim purely for simplicity, but they’re expensive and relatively heavy for what they are.
Buy proper UST or TLR tyres and you’ll have success with pretty much any method. Only time I’ve ever had a tubeless setup fail on me whilst riding was running a non tubeless Maxxis Crossmark (beads were a bit loose compared to a tubeless version) on my old Roval traverse wheels (not the tightest rim to fit a tyre to out there). Burped it too easily sadly, and learnt my lesson… Stick to proper tubeless tyres!Posted 4 years ago
See I’d go the other way round, I’ve only ever had a couple of tyres fail to go tubeless on a proper rim but when I was fannying about with my assorted Mavics and 5.1s I never got a result I was happy with with BMX tubes etc, regardless of tyre. (the 5.1s worked well with the proper rim strip but not with bmxeying it)Posted 4 years agoedhornbySubscriber
dunno if they are tubeless ready but these look like a good dealPosted 4 years ago
these are what i ordered from superstar (and will now be returning)
for reference, the rear hub appears to be the newer switch evo version (by virtue that the freewheel has evolution written on it).
pretty good vfm… i just want to go lighter.Posted 4 years ago
Mine went straight on the scales…. Was a bit disappointed tbh… If they came in at around 1,750 I might have kept them.
rims – 848g
Hubs – 500g
Spokes – 450g
Nipples – 60g
Rim tape – 60g
This comes in at 1,918g. The wheels were pretty much bang on 2kgs, so whether this was down to the qr adapters or just slightly overweight hubs, I’m not sure.Posted 4 years ago
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