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Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« on: January 25, 2011, 05:31:01 PM »
I am in the market for some new wheels for my Trance.

I want to go tubeless and would also like a decent hub for quicker engagements. Is that possible for around $500? I know I can go tubeless for around that pricepoint, but not sure about the hub quality.

I'm cross-eyed with the amount of options out there and am more confused now than when I started looking. Any good suggestions? I love getting suggestions based off people's experience.

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PS - my front wheel has to be the 15mm QR thru-axle.

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 05:50:37 PM »
Thatisabout the price I am paying for my new wheels - pm me and I will hook you up with a really great wheel builder

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 05:56:54 PM »
I ordered a custom wheel set from Chain Reaction Cycles in England for about $350 total for my Trance X3. They have Great prices on Hope Pro 2 Hubs because they are made there in England. You can choose the rim you like and spoke types.. I upgraded to proloc nipples also as that makes it harder for them to loosen up.. I have been very happy with my wheels and they arrived after only 1 week from the UK with Free Shipping.. Oh yeah, the hubs come in lots of blingy colors...


Front Wheel - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=746



Rear Wheel - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=750


I just built a set online with Mavic XM819 tubeless rims and Silver Competition Spokes for $460 delivered.. Using the Stans NoTubes Flow rims it was only $470 out the door
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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 06:33:46 PM »
I ordered a custom wheel set from Chain Reaction Cycles in England for about $350 total for my Trance X3. They have Great prices on Hope Pro 2 Hubs because they are made there in England. You can choose the rim you like and spoke types.. I upgraded to proloc nipples also as that makes it harder for them to loosen up.. I have been very happy with my wheels and they arrived after only 1 week from the UK with Free Shipping.. Oh yeah, the hubs come in lots of blingy colors...


Front Wheel - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=746



Rear Wheel - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=750


I just built a set online with Mavic XM819 tubeless rims and Silver Competition Spokes for $460 delivered.. Using the Stans NoTubes Flow rims it was only $470 out the door


Are STANS Wheels true UST? or do you have to use sealant & Tape?

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 06:39:35 PM »
Tape covers the spoke holes making them UST. Sealant is not mandatory, but why would'nt use it? One nail, thorn, tooth(yes ask my buddy how well stans juice works when you pick up a tooth at the bottom of big drop) You would have been throwing a tube in those SLR's had it been you ;)

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 06:50:49 PM »
Tape covers the spoke holes making them UST. Sealant is not mandatory, but why would'nt use it? One nail, thorn, tooth(yes ask my buddy how well stans juice works when you pick up a tooth at the bottom of big drop) You would have been throwing a tube in those SLR's had it been you ;)

Ok, So you do have to put tape on the rims.

BTW, As stated for a few years now, I prefer not to use goo, that's it. Luckly I havent had a chance to run into any toofs on the trail lately.  :P

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 07:13:32 PM »
dont buy off the shelf wheels if you are paying that much - get something hand built - Scott has a good wheel guy and I do as well - he built me carbon tubulars that NEVER needed trued the whole race season even racing them at webster roubaux - he is the best wheel builder that has done a set for me to date and I have tried many.

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 08:02:50 PM »
dont buy off the shelf wheels if you are paying that much - get something hand built - Scott has a good wheel guy and I do as well - he built me carbon tubulars that NEVER needed trued the whole race season even racing them at webster roubaux - he is the best wheel builder that has done a set for me to date and I have tried many.

the ones are CRC  ARE Hand Built Fe.. Custom built for you with the products you pick...

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011, 08:31:52 PM »
Call Chris Slack for wheels

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 08:56:18 AM »
As far as rear hubs go, what's the thought on Hadley vs Chris King vs Hope?

Thanks for the input!

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 09:06:05 AM »
As far as rear hubs go, what's the thought on Hadley vs Chris King vs Hope?

Thanks for the input!
You can't go wrong with either of the 3, Kings ring drive gives it a leg up on engagement but the Hopes are hard to beat at their price point. If $$$ were no object I would go CK, you can get a complete wheelset built on Hopes for the price of the King or Hadley hubs alone. One nice feature of the Hope is the interchangeability of the front hub to different axle types (QR, 15mm, 20mm)with a 2 minute swap of end caps. Just converted a King, it cost $100 as it required a complete new axle :)

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2011, 09:10:27 AM »
As DW posted, if you go Hope it is hard to beat CRC's pricing ;)

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2011, 09:13:16 AM »
As DW posted, if you go Hope it is hard to beat CRC's pricing ;)

Agreed. I would love a set of CK hubs, but with the Hope pricepoint, it's hard to pay that extra $$$ (especially for my uses).

Are the Stan's Flow wheels a solid choice? I've not heard much about them in regards to their wheels.

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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2011, 09:15:48 AM »
As far as rear hubs go, what's the thought on Hadley vs Chris King vs Hope?

Thanks for the input!
One nice feature of the Hope is the interchangeability of the front hub to different axle types (QR, 15mm, 20mm)with a 2 minute swap of end caps. Just converted a King, it cost $100 as it required a complete new axle :)

Rear hubs do it too from what I can tell.
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Re: Wheel Upgrade Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2011, 09:23:38 AM »
As DW posted, if you go Hope it is hard to beat CRC's pricing ;)

Agreed. I would love a set of CK hubs, but with the Hope pricepoint, it's hard to pay that extra $$$ (especially for my uses).

Are the Stan's Flow wheels a solid choice? I've not heard much about them in regards to their wheels.

I have heard very good things about all of the Stan's rims.. the Flows are more All mountain and the Arch's and Crest's are more XC race from what I understand

 

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