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  • pickle
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    I’ve got about £250 to spend on some new wheels. I can either go for….

    A custom set of superstar wheels with blue switch lite hubs and Mavic rims

    Or just go for a new Hope rear wheel and just keep my current front which is very light Hugi/Mavic wheel

    what would you do?

    poah
    Member

    what bike and trails do you ride.

    pickle
    Member

    HT and XC

    poah
    Member

    what size of wheel?

    Blue hubs – ugh
    Superstar hubs – broken freeweels
    Mavic rims – narrow/heavy

    Hope all the way

    pickle
    Member

    26″ wheel size

    muzza80
    Member

    Keep an eye on eBay, I just picked up a brand new set of Hope Enduro / Pro 2 Evo wheels for £255!

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Have a look at the Alex Voltar/Chosen that Merlin are selling. For build quality, weight and price its hard to look past them.

    Premier Icon wheelie
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    Tracey, i guess the Alex Voltar/Chosen wheels must have pretty solid hubs as the rims don’t seem particularly heavy?. I was thinking of getting a set for xc/trail duties. They look to be good value for money.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Some one who rides with us had a set on his old bike, whished he had saved them. He rode Enduro last year and spent quite a bit of time in Wharncliffe on the downhills. They were as true when he sold the bike as when he bought them. Chosen make hubs for alot of other brands and they looked alot like the Stans ones I have seen. Think they were about 1900g for the pair.

    chrishc777
    Member

    Those do look good! Same price as secondhand flow ex on pro ii evos. Anywhere got the rear in stock for Merlin’s price?

    pickle
    Member

    Just ordered a rear wheels from Merlin at £99.

    Thanks for the advice 🙂

    dogthomson
    Member

    I have some On-One branded Chosen hubs on my Singlespeed and they’re great.

    pickle
    Member

    My word! my rear wheel arrived today and I thought the box was empty it’s so light! looks real nice as well, I’ll see how it performs at the weekend but on initial impressions I don’t know how they do it for the money.

    huge thanks for the heads up guys 🙂

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