What is the bullet-proof wheel build?
Mashed up the Alex rims that came as standard issue on my Genesis Altitude 20 today. They are only 3 or 4 months old.
From their website:
Hubs Shimano Deore Centre-lock Disc
Rims Alex XR100D Disc 32h black
Given that I weigh 17 stone / 110 kg, and like to ride hard and do lots of jumpy stuff, I need advice on the ultimate wheel set up, as I'd rather pay more and get the right gear that'll last than go through this loop every 3 months.
Most of my riding is on technical singletrack or hills (rather than granite or real mountains) but as I say it's also interspersed with steps and anything I think I can get a lift off 🙂
The frame is a Genesis Altitude 20 19".
Please tell me what the killer set up should be for me?Posted 8 years ago
Make it solid like a rock 😈GWMember
As jedi's recomendation – if weight is of no consequence, Doubletrack/Intense Mag rims (same rim)
823 on hope bulbs (if you can find em) a close second.
721s are my fav all round rim though, easily as strong dent wise and v.nearly latterally as 321s with an almost 200g weight loss making them fine even for XC use in my book.Posted 8 years agojamesMember
Given that they came on the bike as new, its more than likley that the wheels were factory built which tend not to be as well tensioned as handbuilt wheels. Have you had them retensioned since new? If not, then you could expect them to become unevenly tensioned. Being in far from perfectly even tension would explain why its buckled somewhat?Posted 8 years ago
Gently stand on it to get it to run through the frame again and get it retensioned/retrued and see how it goes from there maybe?coolhandlukeSubscriber
I've got 729 rims and found them to be bomb proof (18 stone of hard (harttail) riding has proved it)
normal spokes (as used by Merlin cycles but can't remember the name) a 300 quid Chris King rear hub and a 20 quid superstar front hub.
ghetto tubeless 2.5 High rollers too with about 20psi in there.Posted 8 years agocabeaumontMember
Mavic 729 on Pro2. I've given mine a severe DH/freeride punishing at places including innerleithen and ft. william and they are still straight and true! Cannot reccomend them enough and, if you are anywhere near Glasgow the guy @ Wheelcraft I used to build my wheels did an amazing job – it's not only is it about geting the right rim/hub combo but more important is the quality of the build.Posted 8 years agothomthumbMember
second what james said – build is arguably a lot more important than components.
A well built lightweight rim will take a lot more punishment than a poorly laced big tough rim. Find a wheel builder you trust and keep the wheels maintained (ie straight)O so that they always havew the best chance.
Learn to do it yourself to save a bit of cash – its really not that hard.
roger will sort you out http://www.wheelpro.co.ukPosted 8 years agomcinnesMember
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