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Opinions on this wheelset
« on: November 03, 2009, 10:44:19 AM »
I'm considering building up a new wheelset that's a little heavier than my current wheelset. My thinking is to keep 2.35 or larger tires on this set and then keep lighter 2.1's on my current wheelset. Opinions?


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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 11:12:54 AM »
Another option is to get the King ISO rear hub with the Fun Bolt axle.  This is a more heavy duty axle with threaded inserts at the ends for the fun bolts.  You could also spec the stainless steel drive shell (more weight, more $$$) but my alloy one lasted about 7 years on 2 different bikes before giving me any problems.

The 823 rims are bomb-proof.  Those are the ones I run on my Intense.  If Mavic offered an 821 rim (i.e. a rim that sat between the DH-oriented 823 and the more XC oriented 819), it would be a good choice for a rear.
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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 11:14:47 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 11:22:33 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 11:24:08 AM »
Another option is to get the King ISO rear hub with the Fun Bolt axle.  This is a more heavy duty axle with threaded inserts at the ends for the fun bolts.  You could also spec the stainless steel drive shell (more weight, more $$$) but my alloy one lasted about 7 years on 2 different bikes before giving me any problems.

The 823 rims are bomb-proof.  Those are the ones I run on my Intense.  If Mavic offered an 821 rim (i.e. a rim that sat between the DH-oriented 823 and the more XC oriented 819), it would be a good choice for a rear.



I'd have to get new/compatible dropouts to use the funbolts on the 5 spot, wouldn't I ?


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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 11:24:38 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

More cushin' for the pushin'.


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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 11:27:58 AM »
I'd have to get new/compatible dropouts to use the funbolts on the 5 spot, wouldn't I ?

I don't believe so.  You just need the correct axle in the hub so you can thread the bolts in.  The bolts should be pretty much the exact size as the end parts of a quick release skewer they would replace.

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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 11:30:44 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

I think he wants 2 sets of wheels, one for more XC riding (2.1's) for like WTA and other more XC Trails, and the bigger 2.35's for hevy hitting trails like Santos Vortex, Black diamond trails at Alafia and Boyette. Actually a good idea...

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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009, 11:34:53 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

More cushin' for the pushin'.

Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

I think he wants 2 sets of wheels, one for more XC riding (2.1's) for like WTA and other more XC Trails, and the bigger 2.35's for hevy hitting trails like Santos Vortex, Black diamond trails at Alafia and Boyette. Actually a good idea...

Too much cushin for the pushin!  I tried them, and I have to say it's like riding on pavement, but you need legs of a bull to keep them turning. 

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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 11:39:18 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

I think he wants 2 sets of wheels, one for more XC riding (2.1's) for like WTA and other more XC Trails, and the bigger 2.35's for hevy hitting trails like Santos Vortex, Black diamond trails at Alafia and Boyette. Actually a good idea...


This is exactly why I wanted to do it. Also on my lighter wheelset I use a small block 8 on the rear which doesn't really provide great climbing traction, so I wanted a wheelset I could run bigger and more aggressive tires on.
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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2009, 11:50:12 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

More cushin' for the pushin'.

Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

I think he wants 2 sets of wheels, one for more XC riding (2.1's) for like WTA and other more XC Trails, and the bigger 2.35's for hevy hitting trails like Santos Vortex, Black diamond trails at Alafia and Boyette. Actually a good idea...

Too much cushin for the pushin!  I tried them, and I have to say it's like riding on pavement, but you need legs of a bull to keep them turning. 


Yeah, but he is riding a 26er, not a 29er.. 2.35" 29er wheels are HEAVY! Not the same at all really..

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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2009, 11:57:08 AM »
Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

More cushin' for the pushin'.

Why the 2.35's?  Just curious? 

I think he wants 2 sets of wheels, one for more XC riding (2.1's) for like WTA and other more XC Trails, and the bigger 2.35's for hevy hitting trails like Santos Vortex, Black diamond trails at Alafia and Boyette. Actually a good idea...

Too much cushin for the pushin!  I tried them, and I have to say it's like riding on pavement, but you need legs of a bull to keep them turning. 


Yeah, but he is riding a 26er, not a 29er.. 2.35" 29er wheels are HEAVY! Not the same at all really..

I ran the 2.35's on my Trance.  I found they made the tech trails very smooth, but once again, they take alot of leg.  I would have them for a 2nd set, but would not run them exclusively.  Should be a nice setup.

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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009, 12:10:33 PM »
FWIW I'm running King hubs with funbolts on both my Rize and my SS, and they are both setup for quick release. Not sure if Turner does something different to the rear of their bikes, but I doubt it.
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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2009, 01:16:32 PM »
Just curious, wouldn't it be cheaper just to convert your current hub to funbolts, and buy another set of tires for when you're not riding WTA?  The 819s you have are strong enough for anything around here.  Unless you plan on doing some of the stunts at Santos.     ;)
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Re: Opinions on this wheelset
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2009, 01:22:06 PM »
Just curious, wouldn't it be cheaper just to convert your current hubs to funbolts, and buy another set of tires for when you're not riding WTA?  The 819s you have are strong enough for anything around here.  Unless you plan on doing some of the stunts at Santos.     ;)


That would certainly be cheaper, but it's a PITA to change tires every week..

I tried a stunt once at Santos, but BillT stuck one of those lances jousters use in my front wheel and made me endo. Ever since then I've been scared of Santos.


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