- Which stans rim?
I was in a similar dilemma a while ago. 90kgs riding weight and riding a 6″ full sus. Decided on the Flow as I’d rather have a bit of extra strength than slightly lighter weight. They have served me well so far and are easy to set up tubeless if that’s on your list.Posted 4 years ago
I did think of Arch EX but, as you say, no real deals on them..orangeboyMember
I’m a little lighter 60 kg , and use stans mmx on my hardtail
And arch ex on my enduro
Always been impressed how much stans stuff can take , I’d say stick with crest for xc and normal riding
The only wheel of there’s that I’ve buggered is my race gold but did use themPosted 4 years ago
On a cx bike where I should have used mtbBaldysquirtSubscriber
I’m 12 stone (don’t do metric weight) and have been running crests for a couple of years – first on a FS and since on a HT. Both ridden on quite rocky trails. They’ve needed a bit of truing and have the odd ding. I’d probably choose flow ex for new wheels in the future, but I’ve been more than happy with the crests.Posted 4 years agotomdSubscriber
Arch on the back and crest on the front. Best of both worlds, although it may offend the matching tyres / matching wheels brigade.
I have a set of arches (2 year old) on a hardtail that gets ridden lots all over the place and they have been great. Although I’m not sure the Crest at 40g lighter would have been different!Posted 4 years ago
Crest here on my trail hardtail. About the same weight as you but they still get a hammering and they’ve been fine for a couple of years now. Keep the Flows for the bigger bike and Alps trips.
If it’s 29er though I’d probably be considering some of the new carbon AM rims (probably direct from China jobbies.)
Edit: Think the superstar ones are fine but I went Hope. They’re decent hubs, I’ve got all the bits to service them, and getting parts is easy.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
Hope Hoop Crests. Great wheels.Posted 4 years ago
Get some stronger ones if you break them, which you won’t, you’re light.
I find they flex, especially the back which you can sometimes feel, and they judder under hard breaking on steep grippy stuff – but that’s bad riding rather than bad wheels…
So I’m stuck in this dilemma….Posted 4 years ago
Crests flows or arch
So I’m just over 70kg and ride fs on single track and xc.
Im no pro, however still learning the ropes and want rims that will stand the test of time.
So dilemma continues. I’ve kinda figured would be safe to choose arch as its in the middle. However there’s just no super deals out the for the arch wheelsets.
And plenty for the other 2..
So as I’m light will the crests be strong enough for trail?
And will the flows be too heavy for climbing and xc?twonksSubscriber
I’m 100KG+ and have ridden 355 rims on Pro 2 hubs for around 4 years.
On my FS and whilst I don’t jump silly, I like to rattle along trail centres and the peaks etc.
Mine never put a foot wrong and have not been touched since buying from Wheelpro, until recently when the 2nd trip down the extreme DH course that is Sherwood ( lol ) resulted in the front wheel snapping.
Can’t remember if it was cause or effect, but I have now replaced the wheels with a set of Arch Ex from 18bikes. 🙂
If built properly the Crest will be fine for you I suspect.Posted 4 years agoFuriousSubscriber
Crests (Hope hoops) on my Heckler. I ride in the Peaks, I’ve ridden in the Alps, I ride trail centres (including Stiniog) and I’ve just been on a jumps course. I keep worrying I’ve got the wrong wheels but 18 months later they’re still going strong (and true). Obviously, your experience may differ but as an 85 kilo, ham fisted rider with little finesse I’ve been happy with mine.Posted 4 years agonukeSubscriber
I’ve got Flow, 355 and Crest (29ers). They have all stood up well but on the real rough stuff I do possibly ride a bit more cautiously when I’m on the 355s or Crests where as with the Flows I just barrel down anything. I probably have nothing to worry about and a lot will depend on a lot of other factors such as rider weight (I’m the same as you) and things like tyre choice and pressure (Lot more confident on the rough stuff on the Crests with meatier Smorgabord fitted as opposed Racing Ralphs). Do notice a bit of flex in the 355 as well. If you doing jumps (or intend to be), want to push yourself and thinking more DH orientated tyres like Minions then I’d get Arch EX…Pay a little extra but you’ll get a great wheelset.Posted 4 years ago
I really appreciate everyone’s input! So far seems like crests are a good choice. However I think id rather not have a snapped front wheel in the future. So I think I’ll just either sit it out and wait for some arch ex’s to come on eBay or bite the bullit! And play it safe…Posted 4 years ago
Never knew choosing wheels would be soo difficult! Lol
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/hope-hoops-pro2-evo-mtb-wheelset/Posted 4 years ago
Available in arch ex to order for 290
Good deal? Can also get £5 off voucher by signing up to newsletter.
Anyone got any better codes??SuperficialMember
Different question slightly. Will my maxxis folding std tyres go tubeless and if so do I need to add sealant inside?
Yes, and yes. You’ll either need a rimstrip or tubeless-specific rim tape (the hope/stan’s kit is an easy way to do it).
Some people ride DH on Flows, to give you an idea of their strength. They’re a but heavy ish for general XC thrashing but they’re solid, dependable and wide enough that they give a nice tyre shape. I’d probably choose Arches if I was buying again, but more than happy with my Flows.Posted 4 years ago
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