- What Wheelset would you buy with a budget of £250??
I’m currently using shimano hubs with Mach1 rims, cheap n cheerful but after only 4 months of trail riding on my Spesh epic comp ’03, the wheels feel and look like there gonna give way!
I’ve got £250 available, Should I go for custom build or factory built?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!Posted 6 years agolee93Member
I’ve just been to whinlatter and in there shop (cycle wise) they have the nukeproof generator wheels made for front and rear they want £225 never use thesewheelsbut for that money don’t think you can go rong!Posted 6 years ago
Depends on your style of riding also I’ve just got some hopes made up for £350 pro 2 evo hubs on mavic 321 rims dt Swiss spokes solid wheels also light at the same time have look on crc they have some good deals on factory and hand made!
Thanks for everyones input, Getting a clear idea as to whats tried and tested, Looking like the Hope Pro2 with Stans crest is the way forward, anyone have reccomendations as the cheapest but safe place to get hold of them, anyone ever purchased from eBay??!!
seems a good price but is it a safe bet?!Posted 6 years agop7richSubscriber
I bought these 3 months ago and have been good as gold so far. (NB. they’re 9mm QR)
Smack-bang on budget + you get very well regarded skewers (+ free rotors at the moment!) thrown in. Typically, the Pro2s don’t come with skewers.Posted 6 years agosingletrackmindMember
Under budget , Lightweight, Crest and Superstar hubs @ £220 .Posted 6 years ago
I bought hope hoops pro 2 evos on stans flows for £263 from winstanleycycles a few weeks back. Stunning wheels, lighter than my previous pro 2 mavic 717 build (don’t know how) running tubeless with new tyres has saved 400g over old setup and the bike feels amazing with no burping at all so far and running lower pressures makes the bike feel so much smoother. The super wide rim has also sorted the tyre profile for the better and eliminated that feeling of the tyre rolling off the rim at low pressuresPosted 6 years ago
I bought hope hoops pro 2 evos on stans flows for £263 from winstanleycycles a few weeks back.
Trying to find them at that price, but with no luck was it as a wheelset? or individual front and rear?
also please excuse my ignorance….again…. but what’s the difference between “standard lacing and straight pull? something to do with how the spokes are set?
Axel Size? I’m sure I’m on 150mm QR (at least on my front Reba forks), Theres options for 135mm??! Sounds well short! Am I barking up the wrong tree?!
Lastly but not least (I’m sure your all pissing yourselves at my “noob” naivety!)
“No Tubes” assuming this is meaning tubeless?Posted 6 years ago
I can still use tubes but obviously going tubeless has its advantages but can you use any tyres? I’m currently using Continental Rubber Queen Wire 2.2’s
Maybe I should start a new thread but so far everyones been pretty helpful on this one!winryaMember
Add front and rear to basket separately
You want standard lacing
Fronts come with 9mm and 20mm adapters so you’ll be fine. 9mm is the standard quick release skewers you most often see. 20mm and 15mm have axles that slide through if that makes sense.
135mm is standard rear which you’ll need.
You can indeed run tubes. To go tubeless you need valves, yellow rim tape and stans sealant. In theory works better with tubeless ready tyres (don’t bother with ust) but many people have great results with none tubeless tyres. Think there is a list of tyres on stans website. I’m running nobby nics and racing Ralph’s which are 500g, tubeless ready and so far, perfect at even 20psi:)Posted 6 years ago
Nice one, Appreciate your help, Done bit more research into it and have a better understanding of it all,
Winstanleys bikes want to charge £298, progressive bikes £280, I might hold on for a week or two to see if elsewhere has any offers.
I figure I’m going for crests over the flows too, flows seem overkill when crests are lighter and will put up with what I’ll be giving them…Posted 6 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Secondhand at that price, for sure.
I’m now running a DT Swiss 240s on Mavic 717
Front hub free with (already heavily discounted) forks
Rear hub £70
Rims £60 (One new, one preowned but new)
DT DB Spokes £40 – ish
Build – DIY
£170 total, and that’s a £500 wheelset there, no question, and I could make a profit on that if I sold them on all day long!Posted 6 years ago
You’ve just gotta use your noggin a bitjambalayaSubscriber
@tacopowell – the easy and cost effective serviceability of Hope will reduce the cost of ownership over time compared to cheaper wheelsets. If you’re patient you can find good deals in classified, there was a recent seller of a Hope/Mavic front wheel lightly used for £65 recently. Hope made an upgtade to their already excellent hubs recently so if you get new you’ll benefit from thatPosted 6 years agomtbtomoMember
I got some of the superstar switch hubs on crest rims and also the sun ringle charger expert wheels from cry (for £146 – think they’ve gone up a bit now?). Both excellent value. The chargers are a bit heavier but still a stan’s licensed design for going tubeless. Both sets came with the necessary valves and sealant in the box.Posted 6 years ago
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