- What 27/650b rims / wheelset?
- jonny rocky mountainSubscriber
I have some pro 2 hubs (the new 40t ratchet) in blue with 650b stans arch ex rims (not straight pull, built with dt revolution spokes and blue nipples, literally 2 months old so mint condition, which I will be selling due to a change of mind on my bike situation, if interested email me at email@example.comPosted 3 years agokimbersSubscriber
I got some of the light bicycle 35mm hookless carbon rims I had built onto my pro2s, love em so far, nice and wide very stiff and savedsome weight, 1 strip of wtb tape and tubeless no probs, survived EWS and are generally ace
Took about a month from ordering till finally getting them from customs
Cost under 300 including postage and taxes
(And seen a lot of people with rim,spoke and hub issues on crossmaxes at ukge,ews and mega this year, 700 quid and a bit pants is a joke)Posted 3 years agochakapingSubscriber
I bought some Superstar Tactic / Tesla Evo wheels in 29er flavour recently.
Not built the bike they’re going on yet, but quite impressed with the build quality, width of rims and the weight.
Worth a look as well under your budget and come in many colours to satisfy your tartiness.Posted 3 years ago
Freehub on my rear wheel packed up last night, so I’m on prowl for some new wheels (and being an utter peacock, the front and rear need to match).
I have a set of hubs that I can convert to said dimensions and enjoy building wheels, so rim recommendations also appreciated.
Bike is a 150mm susser, riding is a mix of short, sharp southern hills and longer, rockier northern hills.
Spec is 15mm axle on the front, 142×12 rear.
Prefer tubeless, but not a deal killer.
Straight pull spokes are a deal killer though – I wouldn’t touch them with yours.
While the budget is flexible, £700 wheelsets in ‘goes-with-nothing’ yellow are taking the pish. Realistically don’t want to pay much more than £300, and less is better.
Any recommendations?Posted 3 years ago
Jonny RM – YGM. Only had one set of Stans (Crests) which were positively underwhelming, but I’ve read the Arches are more substantial. I’ll let you convince me. 🙂
Chapaking – unfortunately I’ve met Neil. Otherwise I’d be interested – the reviews are certainly good. 😉
Thanks Kimbers. Not sure I can wait several weeks, but definitely interesting for a second set of wheels, especially with bigger tyres.
On a Mavic note, has anyone used the CrossRoc?Posted 3 years agoGolfChickMember
Currently running some derby 40mm external with rims that replaced some arch’s and laced onto Chris King hubs, took two weeks approx from the states. Love em so far, they have a steamroller effect with a LOT less sidewall flex, so much so Im running 20psi in my HR front and they still feel fairly hard and still go exactly where I point them.Posted 3 years agoolly2097Member
Got these but 2014 ones I think.
Tubeless etc. Rock solidPosted 3 years ago
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