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  • Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    was thinking of having two sets of tubeless wheels , one with quick xc type tyres and another set with a bigger volume for trail centres ! I cant be bothered to keep changing my tyres over! or an I being lazy ? just swap the wheel set for the type of riding !

    ojom
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    You’ll need cassette, rotors etc as well. Very expensive way of doing it.

    It would take 10mins max to replace tyres and save you a lot of cash.

    jonba
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    Plenty of roadies and cxers run multiple wheels for the same bike and road wheels are far more expensive.

    If you’ve got the money then I don’t see why not. You could even run a lighter set with the xc tyres and a burlier set with the bigger ones.

    16stonepig
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    As long as you swap them relatively frequently (to even out chain/block wear), it might be a sound way of doing things. However, I’d probably have a “good set” for general XC and trail centre use, and a “heavy set” with cheap but strong hubs/rims for you want to thrash it and not worry about the weight.

    muckytee
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    You’ll need cassette, rotors etc as well. Very expensive way of doing it.

    The wonders of centrelock?

    It’s a great idea, right up to when you accidentally buy a frame to go on the spare wheels.

    Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    thats what I was thinking , I was looking at some hope pro 2 on stans , my LBS is doing a deal but then you need rotors !

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    honourablegeorge – Member
    It’s a great idea, right up to when you accidentally buy a frame to go on the spare wheels.

    This

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    i’ve done the opposite; i’ve only got one set of wheels, and 2 bikes…

    Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    thats a good idea ….never thought of that

    Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    in a different sort of way

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    I have had 2 sets of wheels for the last 6 years or so. Main set is run tubeless with Stan’s and regular trail tires. The backup set is cheaper, and I run tubes with it. The tires on the backup set get switched between semi-slicks, mud tires, and studded winter tires. The only thing that I have to do is to remember to retract the brake caliper pistons a bit since the regular wheels get more use and therefore the brake rotors have worn more and are thinner. The really nice thing is that a broken spoke, dinged rim, or bad freehub body doesn’t stop you from riding while the wheel is in the shop or parts are on the way.

    munrobiker
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    Same as ahwiles- 2 bikes running 1 set of wheels here. It makes more sense.

    robsoctane
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    C’mon mate, £10 will get you some good tyre levers and can you honestly say you’d rather spend £100’s than 10 minutes changing tyres?

    That is of course if you haven’t got your mind set on tubeless, why would you? tubes will always be better…

    Waiting for backlash now 🙄

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