Looking To Replace Rear Wheel

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by ejay, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. ejay

    ejay New Member

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    Hi. I own a 2001 Giant Cypress DX (a hybrid bike) all stock. The existing rear wheel is 700x40c, has a Hoopster rim and a Shimano Super-Low 34T cassette mounted to it. I'm looking to replace the rear wheel (hub, spokes and rim) with a factory built wheel that approximates the OEM. My searches so far have been less than fruitfull as I keep finding ultra performance wheels for $$$$ or BMX wheels. Anyone have a brand/model suggestion? A prefered website? Thanks in advance for any assistance.
     
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  2. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    Why are you replacing the wheel? If some of the parts are still useable (say, the rim is trashed, but the hub is ok), having a shop re-build the wheel with some of your old parts might be the way to go.
     
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    daveornee New Member

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    What is your rear Over Locknut spacing? 130 0r 135 mm?
    What is the budget range?
    Why are you looking for a total replacement?
    If the issue is a bent rim, it could be that a double walled rim would be more suitable (but more expensive to buy today) than another single walled rim.
    Otherwise you may find a dealer that handles Velocity Glider/Twin Hollow/Triple V replacement wheels for a very reasonable price in a single walled rim.
    Current double walled rims are Mavic A319, A719, Velocity Dyad, Sun CR-18.
     
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