Which Heavier Duty Wheels for the Alps?
2.5inch minions, looknig around in the alps so do most people. sometimes i run a highroller on the back. when you do go, unless your minted, run a supertacky upfront 42a and a maxpro on the rear (the 60a) which is a harder compound, as i've known people to wear out a 42a in 3 days here when its on the backPosted 8 years ago
Need for trail use, some bike park and messing around on the downhill courses, nothing too extreme, to fit on my new Nomad.
At the moment I intend to ride in this country Mavic 317/Hope Pro II/Panaracer Cinder 2.25 combo from my old bike.
Am looking to go with Mavic 719 or 712/Hope pro II/2.5 tyres(?) for heavier duty use in the Alps.
What do people think?
Am tempted by the Stans Flow rims as have used Stans for ages but not sure about going tubeless for more agressive riding.
Any advice/help much appreciated 🙂Posted 8 years agoahwilesSubscriber
I've been running a pair of 729's in the alps + uk Dh racing for a couple of years now, they're still straight, i've never touched them with a spoke key, so i figure they're over-kill (for me).
this year i'm taking out a set of old 721's, they've seen even more action than the 729 wheels, and are only just out of true.
the 721's are 100g lighter (each) than the 729's, yes, i'm a geek with a set of scales…
(and my bike's got plenty of travel, so the wheels are saved from a lot of the forces)
for a goodncheap option, how about the halo freedom wheelset? – i've got a pair of those on my play/jump/learning-to-do-tricks bike, and they're plenty strong enough. Cheap too, the only downside is the 500g rear hub – a hope proII weighs 300gPosted 8 years agomudhoundMember
use old Mavic crossmax SX's (buying a few spare spokes as have broken a few and got repaired once in Morzine)- new ones get better ratings
tubeless wheels with DH 2.5ins 42a supertacky ust high rollers for last 3 years
no issues with tubeless out there. Have 180mm fork on series 1 nomad for alps and uplift/push up days
lot more DH and jumping this year for 6 days (morzine but also did two road trips to Morgins DH runs/chatel)- might go 42a minion up front and high roller 60a (both 2.5ins UST next year)
same wheels with 2.35 nobby nics or hutchinson toros hardskin in UK
I'd go for new SX's plus a few spare spokes (not cheap but weight saving and tubelessPosted 8 years ago
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