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  • mase
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    A simple question. What is the best 29er wheelset below £350 for hard trail riding, tyre size up to 2.4 max.??

    Suggestions welcome.

    Thanks

    toons
    Member

    Hope when the bring out their new hub next month with 40t ratchet.

    mase
    Member

    Hope Hoops, which rim? Been considering the Arch Ex which I hear is strong and light (would like
    a set under 1800g. Some recent average reviews put me off though.

    Candodavid
    Member

    I got a set of halo vapour wheels, more than impressed

    mase
    Member

    Another on my list. What widths are the vapours? I’m pretty heavy too, 90kg. Are they up for that?

    I got vapours also. No complaints here,good wheel set, fairly light and strong. I’m 87kg and no probs.

    I got vapours also. No complaints here,good wheel set, fairly light and strong. I’m 87kg and no probs.

    mase
    Member

    The vapours look good, bet you get a nice buzzing hub sound too. Does anyone know the Spank Oozy wheelset or the Easton Havens CRC are selling massively reduced?

    Candodavid
    Member

    Easton hubs, might wanna look into the bearing life

    mase
    Member

    Heard that but apparently they come with the Easton hub modification

    damascus
    Member

    Hope hoops on stans. Quality. Stay away from Easton on a mtb, you go through freehubs quicker than tyres.

    euanc
    Member

    I was in the same boat a month or so ago and went for the Havens from CRC, no complaints at all, light, stiff, piece of piss to set up tubeless!

    Time will tell if the bearings/freehub hold up but apparently Easton are good at sorting you out if there are any issues.

    mase
    Member

    Did your Havens come with the hub upgrade?

    Candodavid
    Member

    don’t forget, all the time they’re broken, your not riding because your waiting for the same shonky parts to be returned just in a non worn state

    matthew_h
    Member

    Hope Hoop prices are going up next week. Just a PSA

    andyl46
    Member

    I have a set of Sun Ringle Charger pros that have only been ridden a handful of times, as I got a set of Chinese wide carbon wheels that have taken their place. They are yours for substantially less than £350 if you’d be interested.

    mase
    Member

    Hi Andy, I don’t know anything about the charger pros, do you have any details/specs? What about the Chinese carbon wheels, any details?
    Thanks

    Got a set of Arch EX on Pro 2s on the rigid singlespeed 29er. Love em. Picked them up nearly new out of the classifieds for £200.

    lee bee
    Member

    I got some xt rims about a year back. They have been great and stayed straight, and don’t make a racket like my hopes. But I suppose some people quite like the clicking sound. I think it would spoil the silence of a singlespeed.

    mase
    Member

    Daniel,
    That’s a bargain for the Arch EXs, do you know the weights? I hear the new Pro 2s will be a little quieter.

    Hope hoops +1

    Or, less common, wide 29ers from farsport?

    andyl46
    Member

    Hi Mase, the Charger Pros are pretty much Stan’s Flow rims (23mm internal width, great for making 2.25 tyres look huge!) Sun Ringle make stan’s rims and have licenced the design for the Charger Pro’s so they are pretty much Stans Flows on Sun ringle red ano straight pull hubs. They are presently 15mm front and the optional 142x12mm adapters fitted on the rear (a £20 optional extra I’ll include). All the other end caps are there, so every known combination (apart from 150mm DH spacing) is catered for. They are presently taped up to run tubeless, and I did, schwalbes went up no problems. Not sure if I have the valves, but any tubeless valves will work. They are the new ones with uprated bearings as some people had issues with the 1st gen ones. I’m looking £200 posted.

    I’ll put some pics up and provide a link shortly, but they have hardly been used (5 times maybe?) so they look like the ones in this link!!! The carbon wheels are from light bicycle, but a good bit outside your budget.

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/tires-and-wheels/wheelset/sun-ringle/charger-pro-29er/prd_485994_157crx.aspx

    mase
    Member

    Hi Andy,
    Really tempting…….except for the red. Call me a fashionista but it really will not go with the bike. Shame because in all other aspects they’re what I’m looking for. Red and orange…… Naaahhh!
    The Farsport carbon look interesting, does anyone know anything about them ?

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