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Offline BrokeSpoke

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MTB wheel building site
« on: March 28, 2009, 11:18:35 PM »
I remember a website that allowed you to chose all your components ( rim, hub,spoke,nipple ) from a pretty large list of parts from different manufacturers and they would then build the wheel and send it to you. does anybody know which site im talking about?? I had a wheel setup "saved" on their website but forgot what the website was ( this was a while ago ) and the time has come to consider getting the wheels made.

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 12:10:37 AM »
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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 07:58:56 AM »
You could also try chainreactioncycles.
 
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=752
 
They currently have free shopping on orders over $215 and they were pretty fast.  I ordered on a Friday and had everything here on Wednesday.
 
 

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 08:37:38 AM »
Chris King
  Everything else is Bling
    If you want to improve your game
      And not be stuck with something lame
         A wheelset that you will always own
             That history has decidelly shown
                Make the decision and then you can rest
                   Knowing full well  that you have the best.
 
 
 
Thats all I got to say on the matter.      8)
               
 
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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 08:45:09 AM »
in the long run, yes buying "the best" of everything benefits you. but you also have to think of the budget.


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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 09:31:25 AM »
save up for the best. Pay for a hub you'll have for a long, long time. You won't regret it.
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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 11:12:09 AM »
Kings are beautiful, but there are other options that will last as well. I am a big fan of the Hope products and their Customer service is out of this world. Chain Reaction Cycles as mentioned by Jelloseed is the best I have found as far as custom build go as far as build quality, selection and price. You can buy a complete assembled wheel cheaper than you can purchase the parts alone :)

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 02:39:47 PM »
I got my rear wheel built up at http://www.coloradocyclist.com/

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 03:09:45 PM »
I am really happy with my Chris Kings on DT Swiss 4.2.  What sold me on these was the proven longevity and durability/performance of the hubs.  BillT is still running his rear CK hub after 10 years!

Here is another website to custom build your own.  http://www.speedgoat.com/lab-wheels.asp

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 03:25:01 PM »
Other than routine maintenance, I did recently have to swap out my rear cassette shell on my King hub for a new one as it had worn down resulting in play with the smaller cogs on the cassette.
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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 11:33:33 PM »
Chris King
  Everything else is Bling
    If you want to improve your game
      And not be stuck with something lame
         A wheelset that you will always own
             That history has decidelly shown
                Make the decision and then you can rest
                   Knowing full well  that you have the best.
 
 
 
Thats all I got to say on the matter.      8)
             

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2009, 12:03:36 AM »
I been looking around and I'm kinda liking the Azonic outlaw wheelset.. keep in mind I can't spend $1,200 on a wheelset.

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2009, 06:39:14 AM »
LOL   ;D
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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2009, 08:03:19 AM »
i dont know about Kings customer service since i have not had to call them in eight years. That is a good thing... 8)

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Re: MTB wheel building site
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2009, 08:04:38 AM »
King hubs, 819 rims, DT Supercomp spokes. They won't be the lightest, but they will be bomb proof for XC riding and will last longer than your bike. Depending on how much the charge is to build the wheels, I think you could get a setup like that for $750-800. There are cheaper alternatives out there, I've heard good things about the Hope hubs and the DT Swiss as well. But for me I'd get the Kings, and not for the bling either. I've had one hub for 2 1/2 years and I serviced it 1 time, the other I've had for 2 years and I've never opened it up. Compare that to some of the other hubs I had that were breaking every few months, I'll take the Kings. 8)
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