- What 29er wheels?
I have a Salsa spearfish and the stiffness in the frame is showing up the flex in my current wheel build, Hope Pro2 on Stans 355. So I’m looking for a new, stiffer, wheelset or some stiffer rims in can build onto my existing hubs (my preferred option). Was thinking Stans arch or flow might be a bit stiffer without adding too much weight, and the added rim width would be a bonus.
Oh, and I am limited on budget so Crankbros wheels and any builds by Justridingalong (justoverchargingalong!) are out of the question.
Ta,Posted 8 years ago
There are only 3 problems with the Spearfish, everything else about it superb, the ride, the handling, the finish etc.
Problems arePosted 8 years ago
1. PFBB30, only made by SRAM, they are crap, buy 2 and keep returning them for warranty.
2. I used Problem Solvers adaptors to run my XTR cranks on above BB, however there is very little clearance between the chainstay and the chainrings, so any chainsuck immediately jams up the cranks. Annoying.
3. The Horsethief, salsa’s new 120mm 29er looks like a better option unless your an outandout race head.
I had a Yeti ASR before this (26″ wheels) and it was great, loved it, but you just wouldn’t believe how well this thing goes uphill and its way better downhill. The 29″ wheels with suspension just amazes everytime! (my previous 29 experience was poor btw). The yeti was also like a noodle compared to the Salsa, that’s why I’m now noticing wheel stiffness where before even my Stans Olympics couldn’t be felt flexing because of the frame.Posted 8 years ago
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