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What in the world?
« on: July 30, 2010, 12:11:13 AM »
Ok so I seen some pretty weird rims in my time, but anyone even heard of these from T.H.E. http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=87331&page=T.H.E.+Eliminator+Disc+Mountain+Bike+Wheelset.  Apparently they are marked down to $200 from $899 on CBO.  Anyone have a clue if they are worth a damn?
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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 05:19:53 AM »
They look to be more of a Downhill wheel set http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=548481 and they are cheaper on eDiscount bike - only $160 w/ free shipping  http://www.ediscountbike.com/Tires-Wheelsets/Wheelsets/26/THE-Eliminator-26-Downhill-p8283910.html

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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 07:53:00 AM »
Huh?  No deep ridge to get the tires in?  Instead it has a raised middle section with some kind of rubber/plastic bulge.  WTH?  I bet these are super uber heavy.  Definately downhill or some other NOT weight wennie MTB function.  I bet those are at least 2500g together.  A bit on the heavy side.
 
 

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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 07:56:00 AM »
Just found these on MTBr (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=548481)
 
Wow.. 8 lbs wheels?   Most people on here have bikes that weight about 25-28 lbs i bet.  maybe closer to 30.  Adding another 8 lbs to that woulbe riding something heavier than a huffy from Walmart.  Hmmm...  but if it never flats so probably real good for DownHill..  I woudln't want to be pushing a bike with those wheels on the little hills here in our trails.

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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 12:49:45 PM »
Yeah apparently they are 7.5lbs for the set, which doesn't sound too horrible to me since I already am weighed down by a 2008 P1 Chromoly Framed beast.  I was planning on building a beefy set of wheels to take some punishment anyway.  The guy in that forum page said he ran them with out the plastic bit and they still rocked out on downhills and big drops.  Oh SandPine I believe there is a ridge for the rim but that one guy removed the plastic bit to make it easier to seat a tire since I guess it is kinda tight.  Oh Darrinw2001 thanks for the link for ediscountbike.com, $160 is kinda compelling...I might just get them to see how they roll.  What you guys think worth a try?
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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 01:09:06 PM »
It is your money...but if it were me I'd skip them and spend/save the money elsewhere.  Too heavy for a wheelset that really isn't optimal for anything we have around here. 

Steel frames are great.  Imagine how great it will be once you throw some lighter wheels on it. 

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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 01:10:13 PM »
What he said...

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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 02:01:07 PM »
Yeah apparently they are 7.5lbs for the set


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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 04:16:37 PM »
Yeah I found some more reviews and apparently normal valve stems aren't long enough to fit through and the bastards still weigh a ton even without the plastic bit.  Plus every single review said it took forever to get a tire on.  So yeah scratch those.  Next question then what would be a cost effective setup for dirt jumping?
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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 07:59:32 PM »
i use to dirt jump a p2 for years and i really liked the ryno lite wheels. 8)  they were relativley light, strong and affordable.

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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 10:12:07 PM »
I agree, Rhyno Lites are a good choice for affordable rims but Azonic Outlaws might be one of the best low cost jump wheels.  Then put some Kenda K-Rad tires on there and you have a good low cost jump wheel setup.
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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 10:45:51 PM »
A set of these - http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/WH707A22-Shimano+Xt+Discsingletrack+Wheelset.aspx - have held up well on my hardtail and survived many session at the local skate park.
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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 11:01:07 PM »
Those aren't bad but the Azonic's are quite a bit better and if you hunt around you can find them pretty cheap.

Here is a little info on them--
http://wheelworld.com/product/azonic-09-outlaw-wheelset-6318.htm
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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2010, 11:26:59 AM »
K so the outlaws look pretty slick but now I gotta choose a color.  Suggestions?  There's a pic of my bike below.

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Re: What in the world?
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 04:22:31 PM »
Gold could be sweet. Or you could get a set then remove the anodize and polish them!! But that is a lot of work....

Whatever you get you need to bring it out to Croom and ride with me. Great place to hone your jump skills.
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