- New wheels
I’m on the lookout for some new wheels and am after the guidance from the oracles! Currently running 717 discs and love them for their strength and weight. Don’t really know what alternatives to use as always used 717s or their predecessors. So… I’m after something new, don’t mind if they are 717s or something similar but don’t know what’s good outside of the Mavic bubble. IN terms of hubs I wanted them to be sealed, 6 bolt and QR.
So far the best deals I’ve come across are:
On-One Wheelset – don’t know the weight or any other details.
Alex rims & Switch hubs same as above really, just slightly different rims.
Stans rims & Switch hubs – OK, don’t know much about tubleless but I hear it’s going to be popular!!
If anyone else can suggest anything else or has any views on the above then I would be grateful.
Thankyou please.Posted 6 years ago
I think I may be swaying towards the Stans Crest and Switch combo. Bit more than my budget but I reckon selling my hope xc/717 which is in good condition should claw some money back. Got a ropey old rear XT hub and 717 which could sell for paenuts but may keep me (back in) in her good books!Posted 6 years agodjflexureSubscriber
Just ordered these for the wife. Look like they are worth a punt for 180. Include stans rim tape and valves.Posted 6 years agoHarveyStedhamMember
I take it you are after fairly light xc wheelset?
I would normally recomened the hope stans combo also, but as you cant stretch that far then out of that list i would choose the switch/stans wheels. You can also then go tubeless, which is a bit of faff to set up but well worth it once done.
Othrwise on crc there is this:
Seem to have a stans licensed rim design so should go tubeless fine too.Posted 6 years agoHarveyStedhamMember
my mate has never had any problem with his 24 spoke crossrides (at least i think they 24…) on his hardtail.
I have had no issues on my 24 s hope pro 3/355 altho i only weigh about 10stone. I chose to run a rear 32 as i have a stupidly stiff hardtail, but im sure i would have got away with the 24 also.Posted 6 years agodjflexureSubscriber
Yes you can run with tubes as per normal.
Otherwise a UST or LUST tyre may be required.
Many ‘normal’ tyres can apparently also run tubeless.
Low vol tyres (up to 2.3 or so) seem to inflate easily with a track pump.
I have had to use CO2 for bigger tyres but have now dumped tubeless on my bigger bike.
Tubeless works fine on XC bike and helps protect against thorns on the local routes I do.Posted 6 years agoneninjaMember
I’ve got a set of Black Flag Pro’s and have been very impressed with them.
Spin a fair bit longer than my Pro2’s if you set them spinning and time them.
At £180 that’s a steal for decent wheels complete with the yellow tape, valves and sealant to convert tubeless. It doesn’t say so in the description but they come with QR, 15mm and 20mm adapters too I think.Posted 6 years ago
Hi Neninja, With the good reviews on here and on the net I found it rude not to buy them. I don’t think they will quite go with my colour scheme but never mind 🙄
Just need to find some tubeless tyres now.
I will apologise in advance though as I think I will be bugging you all about fitting the tyres as I have no idea at the moment despite a 30minute conversation with my brother in law!Posted 6 years agoneninjaMember
I wouldn’t worry about the colour, gold hubs will just look a bit flashy.
I’ve set up 7 sets of Stans rims tubeless (5 for myself and 2 for mates) and all have been with regular tyres and not tubeless specific or UST tyres.
Not had any problems with any of them so if you like the tyres you have (look like Fire Pro) just use them.Posted 6 years ago
Looks like they do come with the adaptors.
Just changed canceled my order with super star and put an order in for thesePosted 6 years ago
The Chargers look a bit better, not entirely convinced by the graphics but they can always be peeled off.
Not sure theres much of a weight saving between them and the Crossride I currently have on though but do have the advantage of being tubeless ready.
Hmmm, goes off to ponder…Posted 6 years agokaminaMember
The black flags look like they’d suit me well for a light second wheelset, but I’m worried about the proprietary rims. What happens when you taco one? Will they send you a new one or do you have to send the wheel in? What about spokes? Can you order spares? Looking at Mavics I can immediately find spares (atleast for the deemax) online, but nothing on these…Posted 6 years ago
Ok here is where its at for me.
I’d like tubeless wheels as I’m sick of punctures & the faff of using a kit. I currently have 08 crossrides on my heckler & my riding is mainly local trails with a couple of trips to Wales thrown in. I’m not really into big jumps & the like but have the odd little one now & then.
The BRP’s look a great deal and would help bring the bikes weight down. Would they be upto my riding and can I live with those gold hubs?
The Chargers on the other hand don’t save a lot of weight but would be a bit more robust given the extra heft.Posted 6 years ago
replacement spokes for the Black Flag Pro
not cheap but at least they’re easy to get a hold of.
The charger expert wheelset just uses standard spokes too.Posted 6 years ago
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