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MTB Wheel weights and cheap wheel sets


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Hi Guys and Girls

 

Im battling with wheel purchases, I want to buy a decent set of wheels for my 2005 Trek 9.8 but am not sure of the weight of wheel i should be looking for ? I see some nice looking wheels on ebay that go for a good price but are not shimano dt swiss or whatever good well known brands out there. So I would like to know if anyone has any advice about this for me? I want a "flashy" wheel that is light weight but strong. and i dont want to spend much,, is ebay a bad idea?

 

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What is not wanting to spend much? My first bike I wanted to spend "much". Now my next wheelset will be more than that and this time I don't want to spend much.

 

So give a budget. And also lightweight and strong should not be used in the same sentence. Do you want racing wheels, training wheels or all round wheels?

 

Buying from ebay is not a bad idea, but I would read some reviews before buying.

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ta

 

but i just need some all round wheels..that are pimping,,, spending about R 3k

 

looking at these RODI wheels in the pic above

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those are all mountain wheels...check the thru axle on the front hub they will be heavy and strong....

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better to buy from some one on the hub. The wheels they sell are usually good wheels,and if they are not , noone wants a bad rep on the hub.

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Contact Tarmac. He has a set of XTR wheels and if they aren't pimped enough, then get some wheels decals from tyerone

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Maybe check that you can get the freehub body (spare) for these as well. And if the hubs have seals on them, I am also looking at a new set of wheels but I think I will try and buy the hubs, rims and spokes and have them built up.

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