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Wheel Recommendation

Postby groberts » 9 Jul 2018, 2:16pm

I am interested in changing my rear wheel on Trek 830 MTB, currently Araya 26" x 150HE VP20 with Marathon Plus 26" x 1.50" tyres.

Any recommendations - not too expensive but decent quality.

Thanks, Graham

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby hamster » 9 Jul 2018, 2:31pm

Rim choice is getting limited in 26" now for non-disc. VP20 is a pretty terrible bendy rim (I had some BITD).
Have a look a Spa cycles, their wheels have a very good reputation.

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby groberts » 9 Jul 2018, 2:45pm

Thanks. I have had wheels from SPA before, which were good but just wondered about off-the-shelf this time. Also meant to say 36 spoke, rim width 25mm & for a x7 speed cassette.

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby reohn2 » 9 Jul 2018, 3:36pm

Have you looked at Rose in Germany?
They have a wheel building scheme on their website,choose your hubs,spokes and rims.
I got a pair for my S in L for commuting,I've only needed to tweak the rear once in two years.
They were a great price and delivered in about a week IIRC.
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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby groberts » 9 Jul 2018, 5:00pm

No but I will, thanks.

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby AndyK » 9 Jul 2018, 5:59pm

Merlin Cycles offer a rear wheel with a Deore hub on a Mach 1 MX rim for a bargain £59.99 - nothing fancy but definitely an upgrade on your old one, for the hub at least.
https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-de ... 54304.html

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby Brucey » 9 Jul 2018, 6:53pm

groberts wrote:Thanks. I have had wheels from SPA before, which were good but just wondered about off-the-shelf this time. Also meant to say 36 spoke, rim width 25mm & for a x7 speed cassette.


if the hub is in good shape, I'd suggest getting a sputnik rim built onto it. Job done.

You will find it difficult to get a 7s hub otherwise and an 8s hub with a spacer on the freehub body just seems all wrong to me.

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby groberts » 9 Jul 2018, 7:26pm

Brucey wrote:
groberts wrote:Thanks. I have had wheels from SPA before, which were good but just wondered about off-the-shelf this time. Also meant to say 36 spoke, rim width 25mm & for a x7 speed cassette.


if the hub is in good shape, I'd suggest getting a sputnik rim built onto it. Job done.

You will find it difficult to get a 7s hub otherwise and an 8s hub with a spacer on the freehub body just seems all wrong to me.

cheers


Thanks but it is a very old (+25yrs) wheel with extensive use and though working fine is a little buckled (approx 1- 2mm) + rims very worn.

Are Taylors wheels any good, they look promising?#

https://www.taylor-wheels.com/bike-whee ... ar-wheels/

Graham

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby Brucey » 9 Jul 2018, 9:37pm

er, the knackered rim has very little to do with the state of the hub.....

Taylor wheels are not very expensive. Like most not very expensive wheels they are not built as well as they could be.

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Re: Wheel Recommendation

Postby groberts » 10 Jul 2018, 8:17am

Fair enough + thanks.