- Wheel advise? whats top and whats not!
Howdy,Posted 9 years ago
I’m new to the forum and I’m looking to buy some new wheels for the forthcoming summer to put on my full bouncer. Probably something with the “all mountain” tag, or just a good set of hoops that can withstand a bit of everything from aggressive XC, light DH, drops etc. Thinking around the Â£200 to Â£300 mark for a 2008 wheelset. Any help is much appreciated, cheers.OnzadogSubscriber
Hope hubs as they’re great and Hope will back them up forever. Double butted spokes are fine (technically silver are stronger than black due to the coating process but it’s not a real world difference) and then pick a rim. My current fav is the Stan’s Flow. Wide and light with the plus point that they can go tubeless. (work just as well without).
Remember, the most important component is your wheel builder.Posted 9 years agothefallguyMember
there are some good deals online at the mo for hope hoops 5.1 or 4.2 rims that seem to fit your budget, if you go down custom build route then choose your wheel builder carefully, strength comes from the build.
I had some wheels built (hope dt 4.2 dt db spokes), some spokes had worked loose – took wheels back for a retension, and the wheel came back out of true, took it back to the builder and I was stung for a new build and rim! Since then spokes came loose again but lesson learned – and I found a new wheel builder (who was appalled at the original build).Posted 9 years agoAlexSubscriber
Pro II /729 here. Just bought from CRC for Â£225. Strong, light and wide enough to take a decent size tyre. Have DT 5.1s/Pro II on my FS and they’re great too but a bit harder to get tyres on and off.
Apparently – and I haven’t had any myself – a guy I ride with – who is 15st ish and hard on bikes – reckons the 4.2 dent easily.
Both Merlin and CRC seem to build excellent wheels.Posted 9 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
I’m not too heavy, and was very disappointed with the 4.2 rims on a set of Hope Hoops SP3 builds. I’ve had the hubs (which are ace) rebuilt onto some Syncros 23 rims, that so far seem to be holding up well. The DT rims dented very easily – as in I’ve never, ever dented a rims before, and when I swapped the DT rims out, they had two dents on them.Posted 9 years agomickasakiMember
Hi, i’ve got a set of hope hoops with the DT4.2 rims, no problems with them at all, good price and can withstand the general xc/trail centre type trails that i’ve ridden. Must admit, just about to sell them to change for crossmax wheels, as i have had enough of the noise that the rear hub makes when free-wheeling. (oh – and they’re more shiney!)Posted 9 years ago
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