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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:08 pm 
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I'm looking at these and considering them for my full sus XC build.....

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=18789

anyone rate these? seem like a nice price (i.e. within my budget of £150)
don't know much about wheel sets, but i like Hope.....


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That's just for the 15mm front only - how much left over for your rear?
Or is your budget £150 per wheel?


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£150 wouldn't be for a set - most likely only a front. But if they are £150 a set I'm on it!


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It's just for one wheel. Def.


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Yup that price is for the front only

If you want a decent pair of wheels for that money have a look at these

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=348

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=483

or at £185 these

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=227

All very good wheelsets and well worth the money, almost as good as Hope hubs too


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I've used a set of these all year and they are still true, despite many Lake District rocky descents!

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... ir_856.htm


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I've had a couple of pairs of Hope Pro 2 based wheel sets and think they're ace. Wouldn't have anything else now. I've heard DT rims are sweet but a bit 'soft'.


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Oops! Yep didn't realise the price was for one set only :oops:
My budget is 150,may be able to stretch a little further. But it'd be for a set.
I'm not a particularly heavy rider or very aggressive.hope hubs preferred.it'll be one of few components on this bike that will be brand new! But as long as they are low maintenance and can withstand the accidental dinks from the occasional lapse in directional coordination,I'll be happy!
Would it work out more affordable to get the rims,hubs and spokes separately? I'd have to get them built professionally though....


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Oops! Yep didn't realise the price was for one set only :oops:
My budget is 150,may be able to stretch a little further. But it'd be for a set.
I'm not a particularly heavy rider or very aggressive.hope hubs preferred.it'll be one of few components on this bike that will be brand new! But as long as they are low maintenance and can withstand the accidental dinks from the occasional lapse in directional coordination,I'll be happy!
Would it work out more affordable to get the rims,hubs and spokes separately? I'd have to get them built professionally though....
Almost always cheaper to buy fully built

I would seriously consider the Superstar wheelsets in my previous post, just bought some for a mate, they are really good value and well built too

You wouldn't be able to get a pair of Hope Hubs, let alone wheels brand new for £150, the rear hub alone is the best part of £140! The front hub is about £50

I think I saw someone asking the same thing on STW forum, was that you?

I'd take a lot of things said on there with a large pinch of salt ;)


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Andy B wrote:
Almost always cheaper to buy fully built

I would seriously consider the Superstar wheelsets in my previous post, just bought some for a mate, they are really good value and well built too

You wouldn't be able to get a pair of Hope Hubs, let alone wheels brand new for £150, the rear hub alone is the best part of £140! The front hub is about £50

I think I saw someone asking the same thing on STW forum, was that you?

I'd take a lot of things said on there with a large pinch of salt ;)


t'was not me on STW, i had a feeling it wouldn't be cheaper. makes sense really. i know little when it comes to wheels/hubs and prices. i'll check out those wheels you posted about :)


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