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Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 7:09pm
by Dave W
I want a pair with disc brake hubs and QR's, shimano freehub, they seem almost as rare as hens teeth, who's had them all? Must have been millions of them a few years back?

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 7:50pm
by Brucey
an LBS with a Raleigh account can supply such wheels with (IIRC) Mach1 rims, M525 hubs. Spokes are nothing special, hubs will need setting up properly, and usual caveats re build quality apply.

Or you could get some built.

cheers

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 8:16pm
by Threevok
I have mine built at Merlin - and get exactly the rims hubs etc I want (although the last set I bought off them were Hope Hoops).

They sometimes have sales on too - especially on wheels

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 8:54pm
by mnichols
Chainreactioncycles had a lot in their January sale at the weekend... Sales is still on if they have any left

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 8:58pm
by pete75

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 9:06pm
by mercalia
sjs?


https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/wheelswheelsets/26-559-wheelset-36h-sputnik-silver-rims-with-deore-front-xt-disc-6-bolt-8910-speed-rear-black-hubs/

surprised no one mentioned them? only rear is a disc. I wonder why ?

also Spa has the full wack?

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 9:09pm
by Dave W
:shock: that's cheap! (Rose)

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 9:17pm
by mercalia
Dave W wrote::shock: that's cheap! (Rose)



only 32 spokes?

I would have thought since the rims wont wear out might as well get some really goods ones as they should last a very long time?

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 6:58am
by SimonCelsa
The strange thing with Rose wheels is that it is cheaper (in many instances) to buy a complete ready built wheel from them rather than the sum of its parts....I still like to build my own so tend to waste a bit of money and do the latter. Most odd. They also tend to use the spoke nipples without the slotted head (which admittedly is not so dramatic).

All the best, Simon

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 9:10am
by hoppy58
Try Taylor Wheels from Germany...huge range of wheels and hubs of good quality at very good prices. I had a new rear wheel for my daughters mtb not long ago, double walled, 36 eyeletted spokes about £35..excellent!

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 10:57am
by reohn2
Dave W wrote::shock: that's cheap! (Rose)

Rose wheels are cheap but not nasty,there's a few people on the forum,including myself,who've bought them and been impressed by the build quality and good quick service.


mercalia wrote:only 32 spokes?

I would have thought since the rims wont wear out might as well get some really goods ones as they should last a very long time?


32 spokes are enough for solo 26inch wheels due to the smaller diameter,unless unless carrying some serious weight on expedition tourers,MTBers usually ride 1.9inch+ wide tyres and suspension mostly which takes the brunt of the abuse.

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 11:09am
by Threevok
If you do go for 32 spokes, make sure you go for eyelitted rims. I've had some bad experiences with non-eyeltted ones - even Mavic

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 11:37am
by reohn2
Threevok wrote:If you do go for 32 spokes, make sure you go for eyelitted rims. I've had some bad experiences with non-eyeltted ones - even Mavic


The ones in the Rose link are a quality item with double eyelets :)
They're also rated at Rose's Cat3 :-
Category 3 includes all bikes and components that should only be used in conditions described under category 1 and 2, as well as on rough trails and rough
and unpaved roads that require good cycling skills. Jumps and drops should not
be higher than 60 cm.

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 11:55am
by NATURAL ANKLING
pete75 wrote:https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/rose-26-xtreme-m-dc19-disc--shimano-deore-525-mtb-wheelset/aid:401858

You couldn't even buy the parts for that?
Was going to say £60 each custom built?

Re: Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 12:13pm
by pete75
reohn2 wrote:
Threevok wrote:If you do go for 32 spokes, make sure you go for eyelitted rims. I've had some bad experiences with non-eyeltted ones - even Mavic


The ones in the Rose link are a quality item with double eyelets :)
They're also rated at Rose's Cat3 :-
Category 3 includes all bikes and components that should only be used in conditions described under category 1 and 2, as well as on rough trails and rough
and unpaved roads that require good cycling skills. Jumps and drops should not
be higher than 60 cm.


Here if you want 36 spokes https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/kei ... /aid:14886

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/ros ... aid:717132