Biker ALERT! Get good wheels first not good components.
Can you enlighten me with what good wheels are? And for that matter what poor wheels are. Same with components?
If I have an xt level groupset are my hope hoops ok or should I really be thinking about chris king hubs? Maybe CK hubs are more XTR? I suppose it is easy if you just stick to shimano based components as they have XT, XTR wheels. But then one of my bikes has SRAM, do SRAM make wheels? Also singlespeed, has a very limited number of comonents, which ones should I be matching to my wheels?
Is this only for mtb? I have multiple wheels for my road bike. Do deep section go up a catagory in terms of components or is it still ok to use 50mm carbon rims and ultegra. My training wheels/non race wheels are lower spec, is it ok to use them or should I think about some training cranks as well?
Any help appreciated as I’m confused an might need to sell my bikes, I suppose if I bought off the peg bikes that would be fine? Still some manufacturers scrimp on hubs, maybe you should right to Specialized, my FSR elite came with an SLX level rear hub but and XTR rear mech – INSANE!Posted 4 years agoads678Subscriber
On my five my rear wheel is a Hope bulb on Mavic EN321 and my front is a pro 2 on EN521, will this be a problem or do I need to replace one of the wheels? My other components are generally ok, mid level I suppose, should I upgrade all the bits to be at the same level of goodness? And then will my frame need a respray……….Posted 4 years agoToastyMember
Tragically when I built up my first 29er, I got some Reetard wheels, £99 + free Nevegals (which were like 1kg each), huge wide things, the bike was awesome. Upgraded to expensive narrow wheels, it’s never been quite as much fun.
I see from the OPs own threads, he neglects to line up the tyre/rim logos on his wheels. Seriously need to educate the masses on here because its a recurring problem.Posted 4 years agoatlazMember
I’d suggest that taking advice from someone who is either in finance, was in finance or wants to be in finance (looking at the username) may not be the wisest course.
In any case, I have some expensive wheels and some cheap ones. I like the expensive ones because they look awesome but I couldn’t honestly tell you that they are “better” than the 6 year old ones I got on a Commencal HT.Posted 4 years ago
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