New Rearwheel, but which ?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Lars Jensen, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Lars Jensen

    Lars Jensen New Member

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    As my deraillur kinda wrecked my rearwheel, I'm looking for an upgrade (am upgrading to 9speed while repairing)

    I surfed around Mavic's site and searched the net, but am really uneducated on this subject, dont really know what to look for and what not to

    Key issues, 26" mtb size, 9speed shimano sprocket, heavy rider (100km), varied usage - from onroad to light offroad (gravel or other harder surfaces) almost never realtime offroad,

    What should I be looking at ?

    / LJ
    http://www.ljweb.com
     
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  2. MidBunchLurker

    MidBunchLurker New Member

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    Can't go wrong with Mavic rims (519 or the new 719) laced to whatever hub is in your budget.

    The key factor for wheel durability is to have the wheel built by someone that knows what they're doing.
     
  3. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    Shimano XT or XTR hub, DT or Sapim DB Spokes built 3X on 32 spoke rim like Mavic XM719 or F519.
    Check with your local wheel builder.
     
  4. Lars Jensen

    Lars Jensen New Member

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    Kinda live in a country, where though they founded the Shimano country am still hillbillys regarding MTB's... Went to five stores who all deny changing a deraillur and rather want to sell me a cheap noname MTB instead ...

    Thx for the advice, as I know what to ask for, they cant run corners with me ;) and for sure, not get me to buy a crappy substitute bike

    / LJ
     
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