Who's had all the 26" wheels?

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Dave W
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Who's had all the 26" wheels?

Postby Dave W » 25 Jan 2017, 7:09pm

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?

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

Postby Brucey » 25 Jan 2017, 7:50pm

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.

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

Postby Threevok » 25 Jan 2017, 8:16pm

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

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

Postby mnichols » 25 Jan 2017, 8:54pm

Chainreactioncycles had a lot in their January sale at the weekend... Sales is still on if they have any left


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

Postby mercalia » 25 Jan 2017, 9:06pm

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

Postby Dave W » 25 Jan 2017, 9:09pm

:shock: that's cheap! (Rose)

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

Postby mercalia » 25 Jan 2017, 9:17pm

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?

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

Postby SimonCelsa » 26 Jan 2017, 6:58am

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

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

Postby hoppy58 » 26 Jan 2017, 9:10am

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!

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

Postby reohn2 » 26 Jan 2017, 10:57am

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

Postby Threevok » 26 Jan 2017, 11:09am

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

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

Postby reohn2 » 26 Jan 2017, 11:37am

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

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Jan 2017, 11:55am

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

Postby pete75 » 26 Jan 2017, 12:13pm

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