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  1. Hello fellow Hubbers, This thread serves as the official DT Swiss forum/tech Q&A for the African cycling community. As the official importer and distributor of DT Swiss in Africa, we at Get Stoked Distribution do our best to try keep track of any queries related to DT products on Bike Hub and answer them as swiftly and comprehensively as possible. This being said, we feel it's much easier for many of you that there is a dedicated space where you can directly ask your questions or offer your thoughts. You can find all our DT Swiss aftermarket products and many service products available to end consumers on our online portal: Get Stoked Online We kindly ask you to respect the views of other hubbers and to try to keep your questions on topic - we are a community sharing the love of cycling after all... Thanks, and looking forward to being of service to the DT Swiss community! The Get Stoked team
  2. I purchased a brand new Scott 17 Addict 20 Dec 2020, after riding the bike for around three weeks a spoke broke in the rear wheel Scotts response a spoke braking so soon is possible a "material fault on the spoke" New spoke fitted . Three rides later the rim in the same rear wheel started to split around the spokes. Scott fitted a new rim. Two rids later with the new rim fitted another broken spoke. I am now waiting for Scott to fit new wheels. By the time I get the new wheels fitted the bike has spent 5 weeks in my garage collect dust. I am very frustrated spending a lot of money on a new bike and it is problem after problem I am looking for help please Has anybody else experienced these type of problems on a new bike? What can I do do to overcome these problems ?
  3. There isn't one, as far as I could see, so let's start a wheel building thread. (Maybe admins want to pin this?) This is the thread for anyone wanting info on wheel building, for anyone who builds wheels and for all guys who may want to learn this art.
  4. It's time to top up my tyre sealant and I'm wondering what the best sealant is for South African conditions? I've read online that Orange Sealant is great (although I've never seen it in SA stores) and apparently Stan's is crap. I've had some success previously with Enduro Seal. What's your experience and what do you use?
  5. Hi hubbers! I’m currently running 27.5 3.0 inch tyres on my Stumpy. Instead of swapping out to 29er wheels I’m looking at slapping some 2.8 Maxxis DHF tyres on it. But my only concern is that the BB height will drop by putting smaller tyres on. Can someone please advice me on if the smaller tyre size will drop the BB significantly? Would it be possible to put some 2.6 inch tyres on? Thanks everyone!
  6. So I have a set of each and I want to keep one and sell the other. I wanted to get a few opinions on what to keep and what to sell. I appreciate your opinions. Mavics have the alloy brake track.
  7. Hi guys, just putting a feeler out there. I have a set of Royal Traverse SL 38 rims (6fattie rims) that I’m thinking of selling. They are in fantastic condition and barely ridden. Only less than 10 rides on them so far. They currently retail new for R25k https://rovalcomponents.com/collections/trail/products/2019-traverse-sl-38 How much do you guys think they are worth second hand? Thanks!
  8. Good Morning. I recently won a set of tubular wheels. I have never ridden on tubulars before and did a lot of research on how to put the tyres on and everything about that. So last week the wheels were ready to ride. I put Continental Gatorskin 25mm tyres on which I thought should be the best puncture resistant. I also put some sealant in the tyre to prevent punctures. I read that people in the UK has gotten 1 000 miles+ on their tubular tyres without any issue. After the ride I fell in love with them and just want to ride the tubby's now. There's just that thought of a puncture in the back of my mind and also the cost involved in replacing such a tyre. My questions are: Is there anybody that can fix a puctured tubby? Who else trains with their tubular wheels? Should I only use the wheels for special occasions?Any views would be great. Thanks.
  9. I’ve got a set of American Classic MTB Carbonators wheels where I would like to covert the rear wheel to boost. It is at the moment QR. Is it still possible to get the kit, or what can I do to make the wheels work with a Momsen Trail 2018 frameset.
  10. I just thought I'd share an experience with you. I build a bunch of wheels and also do repairs and rebuilds. A customer brought a wheel for repair - he was breaking nipples. The rim is not branded and is laced to a Hope hub. On inspection I found that the rim was deforming and cracking at a few nipple holes. Upon even closer inspection, I found the spoke threads exposed, indicating that the spokes used in the original build are too short by a few mm. As the spokes were too short, the heads of the nipples were not properly supported and were popping off. I measured the spoke tensions and they were all over the place, some tensions way too high, and some very low. I had to decline to rebuild the wheel as I'm afraid the rebuild process, releasing all tension and then adding tension to the rim again will cause it to fail. I'm interested in your thoughts.
  11. Hi there hubbers, quick question, can any rim be used with a boost hub? thinking of building a custom wheelset by purchasing the components separately and having a pro wheelbuilder put it all together. upgrading a 2017 spark 940. thanks all
  12. Hi folks, planning to convert one of rear road wheels into a disc wheel. Avoiding the hefty price tag that comes with, there are disc cover options I'm exploring. Option 1 is do a full diy, which is quite a bit cheaper (just using a certain grade plastic). Option 2 is getting a custom cut/fit disc cover, like these guys in the US ($100, or R1,200). http://www.wheelbuilder.com/aero-disc-covers.html Does anyone know of any local people that do the above? And what it might cost? Thanks. Brad
  13. I'm looking to get rid of some road wheels a friend gave me a while back before immigrating. Anybody know roughly what these are worth on the hub? I ride mtb so don't have much of a clue re road stuff. Including Gatorskin tyres. Ritchey aero road OCR rims? Ritchey ZER system rear hub and Ritchey front hub. Thanks!
  14. So as the title suggests am looking for some new boost wheels that will be light enough to pedal over distance but resilient enough to hand a few rock gardens and general trail riding. Weight and how they roll is as much a factor as I like to do distance as well as short fun stuff. The bike is boost which is another consideration. Actual boost hub's or the axle kit AC offer to make hub's boost compatible. Would rather not have boost but unfortunately the bike I wanted is. I can't see there is any perceivable difference between actual boost hub's and the axle conversion. Although some argue it's pointless having a boost bike and then just adjusting the spacing. I know in the real world I can't feel the difference . Have already ridden the bike with loan wheels that are boost hub's vs my wheels which are spaced . I will only be running 2.2 -2.3 rears and 2.3- 2.4 fronts if that has any bearing on my decision as the ac's are wide proper wide. Anyone who has ridden or owned either or both your input would be appreciated. As would anyone who wants to pass on some advice . Am leaning towards the smokin guns,what a freakin cool name . Oh and on a mid travel 9r Have put this out there instead of hassling MM ????????
  15. Hi all, I need some advice please... I have just purchased a Trek Top Fuel 9.9 that came with a 120mm fork on so I have made arrangements to swap it for a 100mm boost fork (Original Spec). The guy swapping with me has been nice enough to offer me a boost hub as well. I now am stuck in making a decision as to what to do about a front wheel. The hub is a Lyne 28 hole boost front hub. My main focus is xc/marathon racing and I will train on the bike every weekend. I have looked at the Lyne Wheelsets but unfortunately you have to purchase that as a full wheelset so that is pointless considering I already have a Hope4 boost hub laced to a Rapide on the rear. My next thought was to build a wheel with the Lyne hub and a Rapide rim but unfortunately they don't look like they come in a 28 hole version. So that brought me here... What rim should I be looking at? or what are my options? My end goal will be to build a wheelset with Carbon hoops laced to Hope 4 boost hubs but unfortunately my bank account turns down this option for me at the moment. Any help/advice will be gladly appreciated
  16. Crest CB7.At 325g, the Crest CB7 is among the lightest rims available for cross country racing. Its 23mm internal width makes it ideal for today's wider cross country tires without adding unnecessary weight. Arch CB7.Designed for trail riding, the new Arch CB7 has an interior width of 26mm, making it perfect for today's trail tires. Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 rims and wheelsets will be available in February. CB7 rims and wheelsets will be available from dealers, distributors and directly from Stan's NoTubes. RiACT Design The real competitive advantage of the Crest CB7s and Arch CB7s comes from their special RiACT lay-up and rim shape. As the first company to design laterally stiff but radially compliant carbon rims, Stan's NoTubes understands the performance advantages of a properly engineered carbon rim. Both new rims are created using a high impact resistant nano-elastomer resin for greater overall rim strength and can deflect up to 10mm radially to soak up speed-robbing impacts, all while being laterally stiffer than aluminum rims. Thanks to impact absorbing RiACT technology, both the Crest CB7s and Arch CB7s roll easier and with less resistance. Their design virtually eliminates tire pinch flats. Bead Socket Technology Like all Stan's rims, the Bead Socket Technology (BST) of the Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 set the standard for easy tubeless setup and reliability. The patented shape of BST rims not only allows tires to make airtight seals more quickly and easily, but it maintains that seal more securely, even at lower pressures. The low-profile design of BST rims also means less weight, stronger sidewalls and a more effective tire shape. A Smart Build and Custom Options Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 rims will be available in 28-hole and 32-hole configurations. Both will be available in several stock 28-hole wheel builds, as well as custom configurations in seven different colours, 28 or 32-hole lacing, and hubs to fit nearly every axle spacing. Additional options include Centerlock or 6-bolt disc mounts, and Shimano, SRAM XD, or OneUp freehubs. Each stock wheelset is laced with Sapim Force j-bend spokes in lengths and diameters readily available at most shops. They are also built using Sapim's Secure Lock mechanically locking alloy nipples for trouble-free riding.The latest generation of Neo hubs include a Durasync six-pawl freehub with fast 10-degree engagement and triple freehub bearings to better distribute axle load. The 100% CNC-machined hub shell and smoother-rolling centerless ground axle ensure long life and reliable performance. Warranty and Crash Replacement Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 rims and wheelsets are automatically covered under Stan's two-year carbon warranty program. Owners who register their wheelsets get five years of warranty coverage. All registered rims and wheelsets are also covered by Stan's lifetime crash replacement.Crest CB7 Use: Cross Country Racing Internal Rim Width: 23.0 mm Optimal Tire Sizes: 2.00" to 2.25" Hubs: Stan's Neo with Durasync 28-hole Front, 28-hole Rear Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Force Black 2.0/1.7/1.8mm, Sapim Secure Lock Alloy Black Wheel Weights and Sizes: 1,452g (29") MSRP: Wheelsets - US$1,399, Rim - US$600 Arch CB7 Use: Trail, All-Mountain and Enduro Racing Internal Rim Width: 26 mm Optimal Tire Sizes: 2.25" to 2.50" Hubs: Stan's Neo with Durasync 28-hole Front, 28-hole Rear Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Sapim Secure Lock Alloy Black Wheel Weights and Sizes: 1720g (27.5") / 1794g (29") MSRP: Wheelsets - US$1,399, Rim - US$600
  17. Rapidé TR27-27 Trail Racer Wheelset 650b I was looking for a new wheelset for my bike and came across the Rapidé website, I saw the wheels posted a few times on Bikehub. I could not find out much about them other than what was on the website. So after a lot of questions to them on their web chat, I decided to go for it and buy a set. Firstly I need to make it clear that I am in no way receiving any benefits from Rapidé whatsoever and I bought the wheels at their marketed prices, nor do I have any vested interest with them. This review is completely independent. That out the way, Wayne advised me that the best set for my bike would be the 27mm internal rims as I also purchased the Maxis Minion DHF & DHR from them. Payment was made and within a short time I had the courier knocking on my door with my new wheels all neatly boxed up. First impressions Out the box they were solid and very well built, rim tape and valves included. The rims are solid and have a deep bead to grip the tyres. The hubs are their own branded version of the Novatec D791SB/D792SB hubs with their spec of bearings etc. Novatec hubs have been around for ages and are well known. Nice solid little workhorses. They also come in thru axle and QR so will fit any non boost bike. (Rapidé also have a boost hub available) Fitting So rim tape and valves already fitted, all that was needed was to fit the tyres and throw in some sealant. The tyres fit very snug and the beading grips them very well. They went on well with a quick blast on the compressor and a loud pop. No issues whatsoever. The free hub was a perfect fit for the Shimano SLX 11 sp cassette and for the SRAM people there is a compatible free hub for you too. These guys really have thought of everything. Wheels fitted (Pyga Pascoe 140 650b), I headed off to my favourite trails at Karkloof. It is important to note that I am a very average rider who tends to crash his way through things than float over the top. In other words, I’m hard on my wheels. Now for those of you who ride at Karkloof you will know the trails I’m mentioning are relatively technical and pretty tough on wheels and tyres alike. On the Trails The first trail was The Batchelor which was part of last year’s Enduro stage. With my crash through riding and poor line selection, a few drop offs and rock gardens and a jump line later, I survived and the wheels performed well. Nice and stiff and a feeling of control through my chaos. Next up was Sid Vicious, an appropriately named trail. This trail is just one long rock garden from top to bottom. It has challenging lines and a great place to rip a tyre and buckle a rim. Again the wheels just did their job without any hassles. This is a wheelset review, but oh my how well the Maxis Minions performed. Because of the deep bead on the rims, I was able to run the tyres at 1.5bar through this trail with no burps or issues. The last torture trail was the recently opened Puff Adder Pass. This is one tough trail with very little time to get any momentum, its pedal all the way up, down, up and through one rock garden after the next. Again a flawless performance from the wheels. I also spent my December leave riding most of the other trails at Karkloof the wheels held up well, rolled smoothly and always engaged when required. All in all I must say, for the price point vs quality and functionality, you won’t find too many better deals on the market. As you can see from the bike I ride weight is not an issue when you ride technical trails and have all your fun downhill. I would recommend these wheels if you are like me who does not have deep pockets but loves to ride. It would be good to see future reviews on these wheels from other riders who have them. To see the specs check out their website www.rapide.co.za. The fast and friendly service is an absolute pleasure work with.
  18. Hi Guys So let me start off with this, I have a HUGE thing for wheels, I can't go through a day looking at new wheels for my bike, Even though I bought some new ones about 2 months ago. I generally buy wheels for the look. Nothing like a wheel with some nice Big decals and a loud sound if you freewheel. So my question to you. Why do you buy new wheels?
  19. Hi Hubbers Dont miss out on our Monday Madness deals today! 1.American Classic Argent Road Tubeless Wheelset - RRP R10 995 now only R7 495!! Link is here: https://www.evobikes.co.za/american-classic-argent-road-tubeless-wheelset.html
  20. Looking for 11 Speed Clincher disc to rent/borrow and if i like i might buy it.wanting the disc for this coming weekend. good price
  21. Founded by Mark Hopkins, who has had a hand in Leatt Protection neck braces and Pyga bikes, cSixx has grown to an established industry player with an ever expanding range. Other than the wheels on review here, they also offer handlebars, chainrings, chain guides and other bits and pieces like mudguards, headset spacers, grips and chainring bolts - all in a variety of colours. They also offer a customization program to colour match your fork decals, chain guide, handlebar, and wheels. The cSixx XCM 9series 29" wheelset weighs in at a scant 1,650g as supplied with the XD driver freehub body, tubeless tape, and valves. The wheelset features a 430g rim with a 26 mm internal diameter and the option of 28 or 32 holes. These wheels were designed and tested for riders who are smashing trails during the week and doing stage races on the weekend. All cSixx products are tested beyond FEA and the newest ISO standards in Cape Town using their own Drop Test rig and other destructive testing methods. Rims are comparatively tested head-to-head with all major carbon rim manufacturers including the likes of DT Swiss and ENVE. With these tests giving them the confidence to offer a free crash replacement policy for 2 years extending to 50% off the purchase price for 5 years. The internal width is narrower than South Industries' 29XC (internal diameter 28 mm), but on par with American Classic's Carbonator (internal diameter 26 mm). If you'd like to go wider, cSixx also offer an enduro rim that grows to 32 mm internally and picks up only 20 grams per rim in the process. Specifications Wheelset: Standard Build Spokes1.5 / 2.0 Double ButtedHole count28 HoleNipplesBlack Aluminium NipplesBuild Type2-CrossHubscSixxWeight1,650gPricingFrom R 19,750 Custom Build Specifications and Options Spokes1.5 / 2.0 Double Butted or 1.8 / 2.0 Double ButtedNipplesAluminium (Black, Red, Blue) or Brass (Black)Build Type2-Cross or 3-CrossHubsHope Pro4 or cSixx cSixx XCM 9Series Rim Rim typeDeep asymmetric profiled, hookless carbon rimInternal diameter26mmBeadHooklessWall thickness3.5 mmHole count28h or 32hDepth25 mmAsymmetric profileFront: long side to disc; Rear: long side to driveWeight430 gERD579 mmOffset3 mm spoke hole offset cSixx Rear Hub Engagement3 Pawls with 30 points of engagement, 12° engagement angleFlangesAngled for better spoke anglesWidths142mm or 148mm widthsHoles28 holeDisc mount6-boltBodyAluminium with 6902 BearingsFreehub bodySRAM XD or Shimano 10/11SpeedWeight274g (142mmx12mm) On the Trail The cSixx XCM 9series wheels have been fitted to a Momsen VIPA Trail, a 120mm 29er trail bike. My use leans towards the trail riding side of things and (much) less so marathon - evident in my choice of tyres with a Maxxis High Roller in front and Maxxis Aggressor out back, both measuring a healthy 2.3". On technical climbs that weave through trees and around switchbacks, the slowish engagement of the rear hub is noticeable. Although not as slow as an American Classic hub, it is slower than Hope's Pro4 and quite a bit behind Industry Nine's Torch hubs, although those will set you back a pretty penny. If this is something that might bother you, cSixx, fortunately, offer the Pro4 hubs as an option on the custom built wheelsets. Get the wheels up to speed though and there is not much telling them apart from their rivals. The cSixx XCM 9series wheelset spins up fast and holds momentum well. Lean on them hard through berms and corners and there won't be any signs of strain or flex. I tested an aluminium wheelset with the exact same internal width, but weighing in about 100 grams more, to get a feel for carbon versus aluminium . It was immediately evident how much more wheel deflection there was through rough terrain on the aluminium wheels with the carbon cSixx wheels doing a great job staying on course without being too harsh or unnecessarily stiff. Stiff yet compliant, one could say. I found the width of the rim to be good - wide enough to offer extra traction and grip, but not too wide so as to square off tyres. Consider that not too long ago Stans's Flow EX rim (built for freeride, all mountain, and downhill riding) measured 25.5mm internally and you will soon realise that 26mm on a marathon / trail wheel is plenty wide. Verdict cSixx's XCM wheelset offers a great balance between weight, stiffness, and design for marathon and trail riders. The product finish and overall quality are high and what one would expect from the best of the best. That said, more aggressive trail riders might want to look to the Enduro rims for their added strength and width. ProsLocal Flavour Custom options For mountain bikers by mountain bikers who shred 2 Year Crash Replacement Policy and 5 Year replacement policy at 50% of original purchase price ConsAlthough competitively priced, carbon is still not cheap Hub engagement can be faster Time for a wheel upgrade?Buy or sell in our marketplace here.
  22. Any expert wheel builders out there that have an opinion on whether an asymmetric rim will work on the rear of a Scalpel Si? I am mainly wondering if the spoke tension will be symmetric on both sides of the rear wheel. I've had various mixed answers from bike shops. Some say it depends very much on the hub and flange distance, which I am having trouble understanding.
  23. As a distributor I have recently been getting calls more and more for disk brake off-road road wheelsets. It seems roadies are no longer content to stay on the lovely smooth road (ok its SA, so smooth road with the occasional pothole) but are keen to explore the back roads and dirt roads. This "go anywhere" style of riding is becoming the norm in Europe and at our recent distributor meeting in Annecy it is quite evident that most of the roadies are kitted out to get off the beaten path (including the Mavic road segment manager who was riding 35c tyres!!) - orange bike in photo Interestingly Mavics neutral service bikes (like Chris Froome rode in last years Tour de France) are kitted with 28c tyres standard. (the yellow bike in the centre) As it is the time of year where i need to commit to 2018 stock, it would be interesting to get some feedback from the roadies who want to get dirty, but not dirty enough to buy a MTB, specifically what are you looking for in your off-road-road wheels, high end?,lightweight?,durable? etc feel free to post some photos of your road/offroad machines too, I'm interested to see what you are all riding if anyone wants to contact me directly you can get me on gavins@dragons.co.za Regards Mavic
  24. Hi Hubbers I recently had my wheels trued by my LBS and was pretty dismayed as I subsequently needed to do the job myself as they weren't trued properly at all, a waste of my time and money. Generally I do things myself because then I have the peace of mind that the job has been done properly. However, I am not a professional mechanic and would like my set of downhill wheels tensioned optimally as I can feel some spokes are not at the ideal tension. My wheels are in great condition but I am considering running V-brakes so they need to be true. With this in mind, I ask for your advice as to where in Cape Town I should go, I would appreciate any feedback. At this stage I am considering Andrew at Stoke Suspension Works or Kevin at BMC, however I would like to hear your opinions on the matter. Any feedback will be appreciated, I am situated in Claremont, Cape Town, and am looking for a mechanic in the vicinity. I also have a feeling Bike Mob may be a safe bet, but I've never dealt with them. Thank you in advance
  25. My son started BMXing and we need to replace the rear hub and rebuild the wheel , I please need pointers into the right direction on where to buy/source affordable parts , tried the internet/online stores however the cost of a single hub is more than the bike cost us new , don't mind used parts that can be serviced and used as we will buy a new bike within 6 months , cannot wait to get my son rolling again soon !!
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