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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Naw nae carbon, hummed and hawed about them for a loong time but decided to stay with regular alloy hoops, the way it was working out I could get a dropper (which I can't seem to ride without noo :oops: ) as well for the same price. They are BOR 388 rims with Superstar hubs, I've went with a 9mm hub top try to stiffen the front up. This time I never went for the lightest but err'd on the side of caution, still a racey wheelset but not uberlight. Trying to find some nice light winterish/wet/muddy rubber to go with them.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Ach, a wee bit disappointed aboot the carbon.

Got to say, I do like the 9mm RWS front hub on the Mary. Definitely notice a difference when braking. Let me know what you settle on, tyre-wise. Still can't see past the Nevegals - heavy, but grip to spare and nary a puncture.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Don't make me regret it! Just checked the rims are £251 shipped and the wheels were £200, I could probably have built the carbon ones up for £350 maybe....the BOR's are only about 30g a hoop heavier and are known to be stiff and strong for a light rim.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:28 pm 
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zigzag wrote:

Got to say, I do like the 9mm RWS front hub on the Mary. Definitely notice a difference when braking.


Thats good to know, since the taco the front feels a wee bit??? vague, so much so I've lost a bit of confidence when riding it. I've put it down to a combination of the still bent rim, spoke tensions all over the place and coming off the Salsa's Flow and 20mm hub. Kinda wished I'd went for a maxle and tapered fork at the start, but I'm hoping the 9mm will tighten things up a bit.



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Let me know what you settle on, tyre-wise. Still can't see past the Nevegals - heavy, but grip to spare and nary a puncture


I'd been looking at Geax Gato's on wiggle, not much written about them but they look promising as a gloopy tyre. Just fancy trying soemthing different form the Schwalbe/Continental usual suspects. Bontragers are another.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:30 pm 
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That's a great deal for the BORs, you'd have been daft to go for the carbon at that price.

Don't mind me, I'm just living vicariously and aw that.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:54 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
I could get a dropper (which I can't seem to ride without noo :oops: ) as well for the same price. .



know that feeling, loving the dropper. adapts the bike to what ever trouble I'm getting into to :lol: :lol: :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:55 pm 
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What a titanic waste of money- you can have one of these for a 10th of the price- you boys are so behind the curve it's laughable :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:06 am 
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result! - finally found a rockshox MAG21 in excellent condition with a long steerer for the RTS thanks to a headsup from a lad on here. Coming from the US as well.

chuffed like!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:37 am 
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What was wrong with the Indy's that were on it?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:49 am 
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zigzag wrote:
What was wrong with the Indy's that were on it?



Nuthin! He was blaming his p#sh ridden on them ......................................... the MAG's will make no difference :mrgreen:


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