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    29er Wheelset Sources

    Yup..I tried the Search. Yuk.

    What are good sources for a decent (yes I'm poor) wheelset?

    In my search only Jensen and BikeTiresDirect seem to pop up. Oh yah and Ebay.

    All help greatly appreciated.
    "Ride Long and Prosper"
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    Pricepoint, Cambria, Speedgoat, Bike29...

    These are sweet for the price

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Velocity-Blunt-2...item5641dcd4cd

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    What are you looking for in a wheel?

    Strength?
    Weight?
    POE?
    Disc?
    Tubeless?

    Let me know what you are looking for and I'll get you a good deal!

    Adam
    Adam Ann Arbor, MI

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    Don't forget Universal Cycles for pre-made handbuilt sets or the ability to customize your own. There are also a number of builders here on the forums like MikeSee, MikeT, Orion_Cycles (those are just the ones I know of off hand) that do it for a living/side job. Hit them up in a PM and they can give you an idea.

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    +1 for Universal and Speedgoat. Both offer excellent custom builds. If you can afford a custom build with lower-end rims and hubs, it will stay round much better than a machine built wheel. It will be pre-stressed and have even tension - key factors for a durable, stable wheel.

    Both sites have wheel configuration pages so you can price them out. Like gregnash says ^^^ Universal also offers pre-hand-built wheels at some really good prices. Worth checking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADDam
    What are you looking for in a wheel?

    Strength?
    Weight?
    POE?
    Disc?
    Tubeless?

    Let me know what you are looking for and I'll get you a good deal!

    Adam
    Yo Adam....Simply Price and Disc. When I said "decent" I didn't expect the prices to be InDecent. I'm really low end and just a recreational rider plus older than dirt and running water. Just started, but want to get a set so I can switch tween knobs for dirt and slicks for weekly to the store and back jaunts.

    Couple of the sites like Cambria and Bike 29 start at $600 a set. Fawgedaboutit.

    Should have posted a limit: I've only got about $300 and had no idea how 'spensive wheelsets are. Either that or price fix'n like most stuff in cycle land.
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    Go to Lacemine29 web site and click on "specials".

    There might be something that may work for you and your budget.
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    What kind of fork are you using? 9qr/15mm/20mm?

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    Wheelset

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheelsdown2002
    What kind of fork are you using? 9qr/15mm/20mm?
    Two Wheels: Can't find my specs. Hey, I'm a noobee, but the fork is a Reba SL.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MOUNTAIN-BIK...item2ea543d79b

    What about these? Any good or nope?
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    ^^^ problem is that you can build a set from Universal Cycle using WTB SpeedDisc AM rims, M629 hubs (32 POE) DT Swiss Champ spokes and brass nips for $190 + ~$40 shipping and they will be much better than those Vueltas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKeenan7
    Yo Adam....Simply Price and Disc. When I said "decent" I didn't expect the prices to be InDecent. I'm really low end and just a recreational rider plus older than dirt and running water. Just started, but want to get a set so I can switch tween knobs for dirt and slicks for weekly to the store and back jaunts.

    Couple of the sites like Cambria and Bike 29 start at $600 a set. Fawgedaboutit.

    Should have posted a limit: I've only got about $300 and had no idea how 'spensive wheelsets are. Either that or price fix'n like most stuff in cycle land.
    PM Sent!
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    Thanks for the suggestions...I've got some good options.

    Ride Long and Prosper.
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    Jensonusa.com has a killer sale on right now. Price point has a few that are in your price range as well. Check your local craigslist too. I have found a local lbs that let's me ride out today and pay tomorrow based on the relationship built over the years... Get to know those guys and many times they will give you the hook up!
    "The good news is you're still conscious, the bad is that you're too heavy for me to carry. You gotta ride it out bro."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKeenan7
    Two Wheels: Can't find my specs. Hey, I'm a noobee, but the fork is a Reba SL.
    What about these? Any good or nope?
    The Reba SL on my Stumpjumper FSR Comp uses a 20mm Maxel front axle. Be sure you know what axle yours uses before dropping any $$ on wheelsets.

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    For the curious, I ended up with a WTB Trail 29er wheelset for $120 off EBAY. This will be used for grocery runs, rec rides on tar so I wasn't looking for super quality. Hope this work out.

    Thanks again folks.
    "Ride Long and Prosper"
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    Those will be overkill for that kind of stuff. But should you ever break a spoke or the hubs die on you, then you will have a good set of rims to start with! GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash
    Those will be overkill for that kind of stuff. But should you ever break a spoke or the hubs die on you, then you will have a good set of rims to start with! GL
    At that price it was an "offah I couldn't refusse". Now to figure out which tires. I'm leaning towards the Super Moto's but can't find 'em in 29
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    Are you looking for a low rolling resistance tire that is meant more for street, fireroad than actually mtn bike trails? If so, that you can probably go with a light, hardpack tire like the CST Critter, Kenda Small Block 8 (SB8), or something to that nature.

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    bicyclewheelwarehouse.com - I have a set of Shimano XTs / Mavic TN719s from them. Great set of 29er wheels for around $250 - $300

    notubes.com - I have a set of Crests w ZTR hubs from them and am loving them as well. 1540g (15mm thru axle) for around $500

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    how about your local bike shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loggahead
    bicyclewheelwarehouse.com - I have a set of Shimano XTs / Mavic TN719s from them. Great set of 29er wheels for around $250 - $300

    notubes.com - I have a set of Crests w ZTR hubs from them and am loving them as well. 1540g (15mm thru axle) for around $500
    No thanks...read up: Already bought a set of wheels. Yup.
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    AEBike.com?

    Quote Originally Posted by JKeenan7
    Yup..I tried the Search. Yuk.

    What are good sources for a decent (yes I'm poor) wheelset?

    In my search only Jensen and BikeTiresDirect seem to pop up. Oh yah and Ebay.

    All help greatly appreciated.
    I remember they had a smoking price on prebuilt Hope wheels. Prolly still out of your price range for somebody self-described as 'poor', but they probably have other deals for a good low rent wheelset.

    UC has crazy expensive shipping. They do a good job on the build, but they are not my go-to shop for good pricing.

    Another recomendation for lacemine29.com. MikeSee can work with you to get you a good quality hand built wheel on the cheap.

    There's always craigslist.org. I see a lot of folks selling off the stock wheels from 29er bikes when they upgrade.

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    For slicks used for in-town stuff, I'd just get some 700x38-45 commuters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    For slicks used for in-town stuff, I'd just get some 700x38-45 commuters.
    For the unejukated.....700 x38-45 commuters? Name? Model? Tanks
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