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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:02 am 
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Pulling the parts together to build a ti 29er (on one). Not sure which way to go.wheel wise.

I have a set of wheels already, but I'd need to adapt them to work, and the kit needed isn't available so do I wait and hope I can find one?

Or

Build a set around some hope pro 2 evo hubs I already have, using some new wtb i23 rims I have. Buy spokes and build? I would also need a rear conversion kit for the hubs, but at least they are available.

Or

Buy a new set of wheels that will work with the frame and forks I have?

If buying new, I'm not up to speed with what's good, bad or ugly. Not even sure if the rims I have are any good and worthy of the build (which will be either 10x1 xtr or x0, simply as that's what I have, and is good enough.

Thoughts and recommendations on my options, and decent but keenly priced new wheels welcomed. Budget is not huge, but aiming for a decent enough set as hoping to downsize once this is built and dont want the wheels to be a point of regret.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 am 
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have a look at https://www.huntbikewheels.com/

They are easily converted for whatever axle standard you need now and in the future


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:31 am 
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Thanks. I'll bear those in mind, though probably over my intended budget.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:38 am 
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check out Superstar too - usually have some sort of silly discount available too. start on this page for cheapness: https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/ ... wheelsets/

they were doing 25% off those prices too, with a code - not sure if it's still running...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 am 
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What size tyres you planning to run? If it’s modern 2.3ish tyres, then the 23mm rims are a bit narrow. If it’s old school 1.9-2.1 then they’ll be fine. DT Swiss do some nice wheels around £300-£350 and come with all the axle adaptors and tubeless kit.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:48 am 
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I'd buy what you need and sell the rest as wheels can be had for a decent price. I bought some boost Hope Pro4's on Hope Enduro rims for less than £250 from this site the other week.

Check out the Orange sale page on Pinkbike too as they often sell old stock at cost.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:54 pm 
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What are peoples opinions on fulcrum red zone 500s? Seen a cheap set with the right configuration for the frame.


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