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    Recommend Blue Wheels?

    So I just picked up a black Yeti SB-95, now I'm looking to give it some blue accents. I found a ton of cool stuff that comes in medium blue to match the Fox controls, Yeti eccentric, and the blue on my Garmin GPS. Got some DMR pedals with blue pins, blue seat post clamp, ODI yeti grips in black with blue clamps too.

    Now I'm looking for a wheelset to complete it. Most of my riding is XC, running Maxxis IKON 2.2 tires. I love the look of the crank brothers cobalts, but they are only available in blue for a 29er from a shop in Australia, and I have read they aren't a reliable product anyway. I also checked out the Spinergy Xcyclone, but they might be a little too light in color compared to my other stuff. I like the Industry 9 XC wheels as well so if anyone has experience with those and could advise that would be great.

    I'm looking for something that incorporates blue into either the spokes, hub, rim graphics, etc. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Velocity Rims

    Hope Hubs

    Chris King Hubs

    Hadley Hubs (no web presence)

    You have WAY more options and will get a better all around wheelset for the money using quality parts rather than going for a "system" wheelset.
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    INDUSTRY NINE : : : - navigation check these out many colors and great hubs
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    Grab a rim and take it to your local anodizer? Or do black rims, black spokes and blue hubs?

    I think Raceface makes blue bars and blue cranks as well. Hope makes blue anodized rotors - well the spider is anodized, not the braking surface. Halo used to make some blue tires, not sure if they're available anymore.

    Loaded makes a blue seatpost. Hope makes a blue stem. Cane Creek, Hope, and Chris King make blue headsets. Lotta companies make blue headset spacers.

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    Guys thanks, these are great ideas! I'm finding a lot more options searching for components to build the wheels as opposed to wheel sets. Customizing like this also gives me the option to find a rim I like from one company, and a hub or spokes from another. Great recommendations as far as manufacturers for other parts here too, a lot I didn't know of.

    I don't think I'll go full on Smurf mobile with blue tires and all - ha! Just some subtle color and a tribute to my first bike, a Schwinn thrasher with blue wheels and other cool blue parts.

    http://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/...n_thrasher.jpg

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    I like turtles

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    I've always thought colored rims were a bit much, but here's another option (if you're willing to pay the premium):

    PROJECT 321 | Products: Stan's NoTubes Anodized Rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    I've always thought colored rims were a bit much,
    definitely

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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Red rims are faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Red rims are faster.
    with speed holes.

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    I personally like the subtle color that all black with just colored nipples adds to a bike.
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    Yea I think that's the kind of look I'm going for - just a little bit more; maybe just the hubs and nipples, and if there is graphic on the rim for that to match too.

    Something like this would be perfect if it was the right size.. so the "build your own" approach is probably what will make the most sense..

    Stans Crest | Pro 2 Evo | Blue Edition | Custom MTB Wheels | Moonglu

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    Hi KingCobra,

    If you haven't already got fixed up we can build that Crest Blue Edition in 29er. We've only started fitting these custom graphics in the last couple of months and they've already become really popular.

    Let me know if we can help you out.

    Moonglu

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