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 Post subject: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:20 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Can some one tell me if theses wheels are any good / descent will do the job.

I know it's not Retro but I'm not spending lots of money on somthing I'm going to f**k up in a month or two


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:17 am 
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Well, they ain't light but I'm sure that they'd do the job just fine :)


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:21 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Front is 919 Grams
Rear is 1008 Grams


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:32 pm 
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I'm a bit dubious about the claim that they make rims for Alex, who as far as I know are a rim manufacturer, it would be a bit like someone claiming to make cranks for Shimano. It makes no mention of the hubs or spokes, so there's no way of knowing what the quality of the hubs is like and I wouldn't bank on the spokes being stainless; I would always go for stainless spokes as galvanised ones generally get scruffy quite quickly.

They may be fine, but it's a bit of a gamble and for not a great deal more money you could get a set of hand built wheels using known components: http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... -disc.html or for very similar money: http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... heels.html


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:36 pm 
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The look to me like they take a screw-on freewheel, not a freehub / cassette. Check carefully.


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:41 pm 
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Depending on how much you're looking to spend, the wheels I've linked to below look like a pretty good deal. I'd probably opt for these rather than the ones you've posted. They come complete with tyres, tubes and QRs too.

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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:00 pm 
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The look to me like they take a screw-on freewheel


Good point, it does look like the hubs are for a screw on freewheel, in which case, leave well alone, only BSOs still use screw on freewheels.


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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So do you recommend these wheels


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Yes, they look way better. The hubs on the first set look awfully cheap and nasty.


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 Post subject: Re: Help MTB Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Ok thanks for the help I'm buying these set for £46


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