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    We the people ... 29er Wheelset for All Mountain Riding

    I have a couple of options for all mountain wheels for my Norco Shinobi to upgrade from the stock Sun Ringle Inferno rims (external width 25mm)

    My style is fairly aggressive but I suffer from a fair bit of flex on my 140mm revelation so am trying to reduce this as much as possible. I'm trying to avoid buying a fox 34/pike to address this and figured the rims/hubs could use an upgrade to combat this.

    So here are the current options:

    1. Easton Haven front and rear
    not as wide as the others and could lower spoke count reduce stiffness compared to the other 2 options?

    i don't think these are convertible between 20mm and 15mm in case i did want to change my fork - could use some guidance here also.

    2. Sun Ringle Charger Pro Front and Rear
    wider than eastons but not much heavier.
    fully convertible

    3. WTB Frequency (with Chub DH Hub) on front with Easton Haven on rear.
    I presume the oversized front hub will be stiffer than the hubs on the other wheels.
    these are also convertible.

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    Charger Pros.. easy choice.. get them for $400 plus some stan's good kit for free from Pricepoint.

    Plus Crash replacement from sun ringle is cheap and easy. I taco'd my charger pro hard and was back riding with new spokes/nipples/rim for $120 shipped iirc.

    No questions asked.. they were cool..

    And don't forget Stan's Flows.. also a good AM 29er options

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    "Cheap" carbon hoop replacement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    And don't forget Stan's Flows.. also a good AM 29er options
    I would have to agree with this option. Won't break the bank. Can be found on sale if you're not in too much of a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olliesaunders60 View Post
    1. Easton Haven front and rear
    not as wide as the others and could lower spoke count reduce stiffness compared to the other 2 options?

    i don't think these are convertible between 20mm and 15mm in case i did want to change my fork - could use some guidance here also.

    2. Sun Ringle Charger Pro Front and Rear
    wider than eastons but not much heavier.
    fully convertible
    I have both these and theyre both great sets (I have the carbon Havens).
    The RIngles can take any axle format, F&R.
    The Eastons I think can be 9/15-OR- 20mm F, but I'm not sure you can go from 9-20 or 20-15. The Haven rears can do anything. The original freehubs sucked but Easton has fixed this and offers a free upgrade for most of their rear hubs.

    Sun Ringle rims and Stans FLows are made by the same Mfg, but the ringles have nipples.

    If you are looking at aluminum rims, I would do the charger pros, they're great wheels for the price.

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    Easton Haven alloys are very tough, for a 24-spoke wheel. They are much stiffer than ZTR Crest or even ArchEX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    "Cheap" carbon hoop replacement?
    Another vote for this. You could get the 35mm width and add stiffness to the tire too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratt View Post
    Another vote for this. You could get the 35mm width and add stiffness to the tire too.
    Thanks for the advice... Truth be told i already bought the ringles for 270 but could return them. I like the idea of the wide cheap carbon... where could i go for those in the uk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    The Haven rears can do anything. The original freehubs sucked but Easton has fixed this and offers a free upgrade for most of their rear hubs.
    I second this, a little beefy but you will trust them when you land hard.
    Also the POE is pretty decent on the new hubs from Easton.

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    29 x 35mm carbon fiber DERBY RIMS Grand Opening

    other thread that is selling very strong wide carbon rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by skikarl View Post
    29 x 35mm carbon fiber DERBY RIMS Grand Opening

    other thread that is selling very strong wide carbon rims
    Ah.. Not UK oh well... Thanks anyway.. Maybe wide rims will catch on and come to the uk in the next couple of years. (the syntace 35mm look light and wide but they are way too expensive)

    Ive decided to keep the WTB frequency i23 (which was 85)on the front and sent back the eastons (300 for the set) and the ringles (270) I was only going for stiffness in the front end so upgrading the entire wheelset for nearer 300 seemed unnecessary at this stage. Ill keep my inferno on the rear for now see how i get on. The wtb frequency rims get good reviews and weight and width are both about the same as the other more expensive options

    The only issue now is this uses the wtb specific tcs tubeless system and not stans... Looks like i need a new tire... Tubeless advice welcome. I've never gone tubeless before. Has anyone used the TCS system?

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