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  • Mixed use 700c wheel advice please.
  • Premier Icon hairyscary
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    After totally wrecking the rear rim on my four year old Croix de Fer, by riding it for 10 miles without a tyre 😳 , I need a replacement.
    The bike is used for a mixed bag of road, off-road and will be used for some touring in a few weeks. I rotate between 35mm cx tyres and 25mm ‘tough’ road tyres.
    As the wheel is pretty old I reckon I may as we’ll replace the whole wheel.

    So far, this is the best I can come up with http://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-deore-mavic-a119-touring-wheel-68397.html

    Any other suggestions? Cheap would be good as I also need to buy panniers, a rack and other tourey stuff.

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon jonba
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    Planet X A57

    Something with a shimano hub, 32 J bend spokes and a half decent rim?

    Look at Merlin, Ribble, Planet X and the various sites that have sales on at the minute.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Cheers, but it needs to be a disc hub on the Croix de fer. I should have said in the original post.

    Premier Icon tomkerton
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    How about a 32h Open Pro rim on a XT hub?

    Premier Icon tang
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    Ive got h plus son archetype on novatec hubs, nice set of wheels.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    I’d go with the option you’ve mentioned, to be honest – I have those rims on my pompetamine, with XT hub up front and WTB single speed on the back. They’ve been flawless so far, and they get a lot of use with heavy loads more often that not. Can’t go wrong, really.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Just bought this wheelset
    http://www.freeborn.co.uk/kinesis-crosslight-cxdisc-wheels

    Great value and weigh in at 1500g ish

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Cheers for the advice everyone. As much as I would like some of the the more expensive ones mentioned I’m gonna have to go cheap for the moment.

    Premier Icon mattsccm
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    But surely it must match the front one!

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Your listed one is a safe buy Matt

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Oh, and my admiration of Aaron Gwin has gone up, riding on just a rim is scary.

    Premier Icon bigrich
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    these are good, I use them for what you do wheelz

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    I’ve advertised my kinesis cx wheel set on the for sale forum.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Cheers all.
    I bought the one in my original post in the end.

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