Wheelset recommendation

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  1. Ctg

    Ctg Guest

    The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use and are prone to breaking
    spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes and want to get a quality wheelset but there are so
    many options so I'm looking for recommendations.

    I'm light ~165 lbs., ride xc on a hardtail, no drops bigger than a foot or so and will be using rim
    brakes. Price is an object so calls for CK or Phil hubs will be useless. Also if anyone knows a good
    wheelbuilder in the midatlantic area speak up.

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  2. Bigfootdenny

    Bigfootdenny Guest

    try this...$99 http://www.supergo.com/itemdisplay.asp?compflag=1&parentid=20320&company=Shimano&sec-
    id=7559&subid=7567 -BigfootDenny

    "ctg" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:eek:[email protected]...
    > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use
    and
    > are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes and want to get a quality
    > wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    looking
    > for recommendations.
    >
    > I'm light ~165 lbs., ride xc on a hardtail, no drops bigger than a foot or so and will be using
    > rim brakes. Price is an object so calls for CK or
    Phil
    > hubs will be useless. Also if anyone knows a good wheelbuilder in the midatlantic area speak up.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Chris
    > ________________
    > www.chrisgroff.com
     
  3. "ctg" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:eek:[email protected]...
    > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use
    and
    > are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes and want to get a quality
    > wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    looking
    > for recommendations.
    >
    > I'm light ~165 lbs., ride xc on a hardtail, no drops bigger than a foot or so and will be using
    > rim brakes. Price is an object so calls for CK or
    Phil
    > hubs will be useless. Also if anyone knows a good wheelbuilder in the midatlantic area speak up.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Chris
    > ________________
    > www.chrisgroff.com
    >
    >
    >

    http://universalcycles.com/whcu.htm

    At 165 lbs and x-c riding. Shimano XT hubs should be fine IMHO.

    --
    DTW .../\.../\.../\...

    I've spent most of my money on mountain biking and windsurfing. The rest I've just wasted.
     
  4. Tacomaboy

    Tacomaboy Guest

  5. ctg wrote:
    > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use and are prone to breaking
    > spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes and want to get a quality wheelset but there are
    > so many options so I'm looking for recommendations.

    Learn to build your own.... It's really quite easy. You will save a bundle of $$$ and once your
    riding buds learn of your skills you can make plenty of good karma / beer.
     
  6. Zilla

    Zilla Guest

    Cheaper than these, including the time spent building them???

    try this...$99 http://www.supergo.com/itemdisplay.asp?compflag=1&parentid=20320&company=Shimano&sec-
    id=7559&subid=7567 (-BigfootDenny)

    Note I said "cheaper" not necessarily better.

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    - Zilla Cary, NC (Remove XSPAM)

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    > ctg wrote:
    > > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use
    and
    > > are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes
    and
    > > want to get a quality wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    looking
    > > for recommendations.
    >
    > Learn to build your own.... It's really quite easy. You will save a bundle of $$$ and once your
    > riding buds learn of your skills you can make plenty of good karma / beer.
     
  7. Ctg

    Ctg Guest

  8. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

  9. Bigfootdenny

    Bigfootdenny Guest

    "ctg" <[email protected]> wrote in message > >will be using rim brakes.

    Ummmm... they're machined sidewalls -- can use v-brakes or discs.... that's a nice added bonus, IMO.
    >
    > You missed this.

    ? (see above)

    -BigfootDenny
    >
    > Chris
     
  10. Ctg

    Ctg Guest

    "BigfootDenny" <denhall*NOSPAM*@ismi.net> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "ctg" <[email protected]> wrote in message > >will be using rim
    brakes.
    >
    > Ummmm... they're machined sidewalls -- can use v-brakes or discs....
    that's
    > a nice added bonus, IMO.
    > >
    > > You missed this.
    >
    > ? (see above)
    >
    > -BigfootDenny

    Didn't realize they were rim compatible, my mistake.

    Chris
     
  11. J'M Sm'Th

    J'M Sm'Th Guest

    ctg wrote:
    >
    > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use and are prone to breaking
    > spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes and want to get a quality wheelset but there are
    > so many options so I'm looking for recommendations.
    >
    > I'm light ~165 lbs., ride xc on a hardtail, no drops bigger than a foot or so and will be using
    > rim brakes. Price is an object so calls for CK or Phil hubs will be useless. Also if anyone knows
    > a good wheelbuilder in the midatlantic area speak up.
    >
    > --
    > Chris
    > ________________
    > www.chrisgroff.com

    Y'know, in the meantime, have a competent wheelbuilder true/tension up your existing set. Sounds to
    me like your spokes may just be too loose overall.

    I have always had good luck with Bontrager rims. Sounds like Mustangs or Mavericks would work fine
    for you, and they can be found on sale on the web with a little searching.

    I just built up a set of Mavics 517's for a friend of my son's, and I'll *never* buy those
    for me. Ever.
    --
    J'm

    To Reply Direct, Remove Clothes. ...-.-
     
  12. Jd

    Jd Guest

    J'm Sm'th <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > ctg wrote:
    > >
    > > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use and are prone to
    > > breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes and want to get a quality wheelset but
    > > there are so many options so I'm looking for recommendations.
    > >
    > > I'm light ~165 lbs., ride xc on a hardtail, no drops bigger than a foot or so and will be using
    > > rim brakes. Price is an object so calls for CK or Phil hubs will be useless. Also if anyone
    > > knows a good wheelbuilder in the midatlantic area speak up.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Chris
    > > ________________
    > > www.chrisgroff.com
    >
    > Y'know, in the meantime, have a competent wheelbuilder true/tension up your existing set. Sounds
    > to me like your spokes may just be too loose overall.
    >
    > I have always had good luck with Bontrager rims. Sounds like Mustangs or Mavericks would work fine
    > for you, and they can be found on sale on the web with a little searching.
    >
    > I just built up a set of Mavics 517's for a friend of my son's, and I'll *never* buy those for
    > me. Ever.

    Duh, everyone knows the 517 is a wannabe racer weenie rim. The Mavic 618 rules.

    JD
     
  13. Jon Bond

    Jon Bond Guest

    "JD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > J'm Sm'th <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > ctg wrote:
    > > >
    > > > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular
    use and
    > > > are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes
    and
    > > > want to get a quality wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    looking
    > > > for recommendations.
    > > >
    > > > I'm light ~165 lbs., ride xc on a hardtail, no drops bigger than a
    foot or
    > > > so and will be using rim brakes. Price is an object so calls for CK or
    Phil
    > > > hubs will be useless. Also if anyone knows a good wheelbuilder in the midatlantic area
    > > > speak up.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Chris
    > > > ________________
    > > > www.chrisgroff.com
    > >
    > > Y'know, in the meantime, have a competent wheelbuilder true/tension up
    your
    > > existing set. Sounds to me like your spokes may just be too loose
    overall.
    > >
    > > I have always had good luck with Bontrager rims. Sounds like Mustangs
    or
    > > Mavericks would work fine for you, and they can be found on sale on the
    web
    > > with a little searching.
    > >
    > > I just built up a set of Mavics 517's for a friend of my son's, and I'll *never* buy those for
    > > me. Ever.
    >
    > Duh, everyone knows the 517 is a wannabe racer weenie rim. The Mavic 618
    rules.
    >
    > JDs

    Although you can still dent 'em if you're experimenting with different pressures and don't quite
    clear a rock garden on a bunnyhop.

    Jon Bond living proof
     
  14. J'M Sm'Th

    J'M Sm'Th Guest

    JD wrote:
    >
    > J'm Sm'th <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > ctg wrote:
    > > >
    > > > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use and are prone to
    > > > breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes and want to get a quality wheelset
    > > > but there are so many options so I'm looking for recommendations.
    > > >
    > > > I'm light ~165 lbs., ride xc on a hardtail, no drops bigger than a foot or so and will be
    > > > using rim brakes. Price is an object so calls for CK or Phil hubs will be useless. Also if
    > > > anyone knows a good wheelbuilder in the midatlantic area speak up.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Chris
    > > > ________________
    > > > www.chrisgroff.com
    > >
    > > Y'know, in the meantime, have a competent wheelbuilder true/tension up your existing set. Sounds
    > > to me like your spokes may just be too loose overall.
    > >
    > > I have always had good luck with Bontrager rims. Sounds like Mustangs or Mavericks would work
    > > fine for you, and they can be found on sale on the web with a little searching.
    > >
    > > I just built up a set of Mavics 517's for a friend of my son's, and I'll *never* buy those for
    > > me. Ever.
    >
    > Duh, everyone knows the 517 is a wannabe racer weenie rim. The Mavic 618 rules.
    >
    > JD

    Could be. For me, I'll stick with Bontragers. For others, I'll not recommend the '517.

    --
    J'm

    To Reply Direct, Remove Clothes. ...-.-
     
  15. "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    > ctg wrote:
    > > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use
    and
    > > are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes
    and
    > > want to get a quality wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    looking
    > > for recommendations.
    >
    > Learn to build your own.... It's really quite easy. You will save a bundle of $$$ and once your
    > riding buds learn of your skills you can make plenty of good karma / beer.
    >
    >

    "Save a bundle of Money" ??? Just a leetle exaggeration JG? Save $$$ on repairs and wheel work
    if your hard on them but I could never seem to buy the pieces for what the sale prices are at.
    Of course you don't have to settle for a silver rim, or Schrader hole, You can have DB black
    spokes and silver nipples if you want, 15/17's one side 14/15's the other. mmmmmm black spokes &
    silver nipples ;-)

    --
    DTW .../\.../\.../\...

    I've spent most of my money on mountain biking and windsurfing. The rest I've just wasted.
     
  16. D T W .../\\... wrote:
    > "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >>
    >>ctg wrote:
    >>
    >>>The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use
    >>
    > and
    >
    >>>are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes
    >>
    > and
    >
    >>>want to get a quality wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    >>
    > looking
    >
    >>>for recommendations.
    >>
    >>Learn to build your own.... It's really quite easy. You will save a bundle of $$$ and once your
    >>riding buds learn of your skills you can make plenty of good karma / beer.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    > "Save a bundle of Money" ??? Just a leetle exaggeration JG?

    must be sleep deprivation...

    I've gotten a total of 10 hours of sleep in the past 48.... 11pm to 7am at one job, leave straight
    for the other work 7:15am till 3:30pm, come home and go to bed at 4pm, sleep untill one of the kids
    breaks something or starts screaming, stare at the internet for an hour, eat, repeat.

    Save
    > $$$ on repairs and wheel work if your hard on them but I could never seem to buy the pieces for
    > what the sale prices are at. Of course you don't have to settle for a silver rim, or Schrader
    > hole, You can have DB black spokes and silver nipples if you want, 15/17's one side 14/15's the
    > other. mmmmmm black spokes & silver nipples ;-)
    >
    > --
    > DTW .../\.../\.../\...
    >
    > I've spent most of my money on mountain biking and windsurfing. The rest I've just wasted.
     
  17. Technician

    Technician Guest

    ClydesdaleMTB <[email protected]> spoke thusly...
    >
    >
    > D T W .../\\... wrote:
    > > "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > >>
    > >>ctg wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use
    > >>
    > > and
    > >
    > >>>are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes
    > >>
    > > and
    > >
    > >>>want to get a quality wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    > >>
    > > looking
    > >
    > >>>for recommendations.
    > >>
    > >>Learn to build your own.... It's really quite easy. You will save a bundle of $$$ and once your
    > >>riding buds learn of your skills you can make plenty of good karma / beer.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    > > "Save a bundle of Money" ??? Just a leetle exaggeration JG?
    >
    >
    > must be sleep deprivation...
    >
    > I've gotten a total of 10 hours of sleep in the past 48.... 11pm to 7am at one job, leave straight
    > for the other work 7:15am till 3:30pm, come home and go to bed at 4pm, sleep untill one of the
    > kids breaks something or starts screaming, stare at the internet for an hour, eat, repeat.
    >

    you call 10 hours sleep deprivation? give depression/OCD/ADD (can't remember what one causes it. OCD
    i think) induced insomnia a try. i am in bed for 11 or 12 hours, but i am lucky if i get 2 or 3
    hours of sleep. I would love to get a good restful 10, or even 8 hours of sleep.

    BTW, how is the new job going (can't remember if you have said or not)? anything interesting
    happen yet?
    --
    ~Travis

    http://www.megalink.net/~farmers/
     
  18. Ctg

    Ctg Guest

    "J'm Sm'th" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > Y'know, in the meantime, have a competent wheelbuilder true/tension up
    your
    > existing set. Sounds to me like your spokes may just be too loose
    overall.
    >

    I've had them trued by three of the four lbs' that I trust over the past year or so. Either they all
    suck (one shop does suck, the wheel disintegrated midride after they rebuilt it, ok so I don't trust
    them anymore) or it's the quality of the components, or maybe both, I don't really know and I'm sick
    of maintaining them. They were just trued a few months ago, and if you live in the northeast, you
    know how few rides I've gotten in this spring, and they still went out of true.

    > I have always had good luck with Bontrager rims. Sounds like Mustangs or Mavericks would work fine
    > for you, and they can be found on sale on the
    web
    > with a little searching.
    >
    > I just built up a set of Mavics 517's for a friend of my son's, and I'll *never* buy those for
    > me. Ever.

    Why?

    Chris

    > --
    > J'm
    >
    >
    > To Reply Direct, Remove Clothes. ...-.-
     
  19. Ctg

    Ctg Guest

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    > ctg wrote:
    > > The wheels that came on my bike need TLC every 1-2 months of regular use
    and
    > > are prone to breaking spokes. I'm tired of truing and replacing spokes
    and
    > > want to get a quality wheelset but there are so many options so I'm
    looking
    > > for recommendations.
    >
    > Learn to build your own.... It's really quite easy. You will save a bundle of $$$ and once your
    > riding buds learn of your skills you can make plenty of good karma / beer.
    >
    >

    I'd like to learn one day, I've have been collecting info on building and truing, but it's not gonna
    happen anytime soon, too many other things taking my time and space.

    Chris
     
  20. Ctg

    Ctg Guest

    > "JD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...

    > > Duh, everyone knows the 517 is a wannabe racer weenie rim. The Mavic
    618
    > rules.
    > >
    > > JD

    Never heard of it, initial googling turns up a bunch of German hits, I'll keep looking.

    Chris
     
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