Matching wheels. Does it really matter?
Do you want an excuse for a new wheelset, or are you just after getting it sorted? Performance wise, no issue at all. I have 2 bikes, both set up tubeless, with different sets of tyres. Instead of changing tyres, I often just swap wheels as its easier, so ride mismatched all the time.Posted 5 years agocoatesyMember
Lining up logos just makes it potentially easier to locate puncture sites, as for matching wheels, it matters not a jot to me, I use what suits my needs, and as an added bonus it pee’s off people who think I should spec MY bike for THEIR riding 😛Posted 5 years ago
Edit-I also have a colleague who’s bothered about headset logos alignment,so my commuting bike has two different Hope logo’d cups deliberately out of line, and both are bottom cups so one’s upside down.OnzadogSubscriber
I have matching wheels. I line up tyre logos. I don’t ever consider mismatched tyre brands.
People who don’t match up their wheels will die (although it’s very unlikely the wheels will be the cause).
The weird thing is, I’ve always been tempted to fit my king headset upside just because I can.Posted 5 years ago
My rear wheel has died a death and is beyond further use. Would it be sick and wrong to just buy any wheel and run the bike like that or should I buy a pair of new wheels in the name of superior aesthetics? Do bikes with unmatched wheels suffer more punctures? Will folk point and laugh at a mixed wheel pairing?Posted 5 years agomamadirtMember
Odd hubs are acceptable as long as they are the same colour…
Nooooo, you’re doing it wrong. Red Hope front with orange dust cap, orange Superstar rear with red dust cap = matching mismatched set-up 😛Posted 5 years ago
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