Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skikarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    175

    Wahoo Wheel Upgrade

    I have been riding my 2013 Wahoo for 6 months now. i already taco'd the front rim badly and had my LBS fix it under warranty. however the rim is "not too happy".

    im looking to spend 200-400 on a set of rims. Maybe new if i need to, but have been looking at ebay.


    Bonni Dusters: Comes with the tubes and tires
    Bontrager 29er Wheelset 2013 Off of Trek Stache 8 | eBay

    These are 15qr front 142mm rear so i dont know what i would have to go about to get them to work on my Wahoo


    Bonni RXLs: Comes with rotors tubeless
    Bontrager RXL Wheelset 29er Scandium Tubeless | eBay


    What do you think of these options? Thank you for your advice i am trying to getting a footing in all of the terms and variables that go along with MTB rims!

    If you know any new rims that would be a good deal towards the top of my price range please let me know

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 8iking VIIking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    718

    Re: Wahoo Wheel Upgrade

    The dusters won't fit, the stock wahoo fork is 9mm qr, and the rear end is 135mm. The rxl's say they have a 9mm front, so I'd assume that the rear is 135. Don't know much about them though.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skikarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    175
    so there is no way to convert for the dusters at all? i guess if the gap is only 135 you cant make a 142 thing fit in it, makes sense. and i could not find much of anything on the rxls. they must be slightly older like 2010-2011. similar new rims sell for like 500ish

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    622
    Have you ever thought about just getting some new rims? Get exactly what you want and will be a cheaper option, especially if you're willing to put them on yourself.

    If you want new, these are good lightweight wheels. Just have to get 15mm to 9mm inserts for the front wheel.
    Easton XC 29Er Front Wheel Oe > Components > Wheel Goods > Mountain Bike Wheels | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop
    Easton EA70 XCT MTN UST 29" Wheel '12 > Components > Wheel Goods > Mountain Bike Wheels | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    If these are a little too lightweight for your riding style, I'd recommend some simple WTB rims on deore hubs. basic and heavy, but built like a tank.

    Edit:
    Found these adapters. Probably many others out there.
    Stan's Notubes 3 30 Hub Adapter Kits 15THRU to 9mm Standard QR | eBay
    Mountain Bike 15mm thru Axle to 9mm Quick Release Wheel Adapter | eBay

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skikarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    175
    i am definitely a harder ridder. i would like a lighter rim than my stock at-650. its an entry level rim on an entry level bike. but i would like something thats a bit more of a work horse. like 32 spoke most likely

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,390
    Shimano 529 hubset, sapam 2.0-1.8--2.0 WTB Frequency, under $220 for parts , saved around 1.25 pounds of weight over a 2012 wahoo wheelset.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: tigris99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    881
    hell I have the next bike up, the Marlin. Currently I am running Alex DP20s with m529 shimano hubs $225 for the set with DT Champ spokes. I ride hard, and am a clyde, hold up great. If you tacoed the stock wheels already you ride seemingly hard than me cause my stock wheels are still like new and i hammered them for 6 months before changing for something with 529 hubs. They arent bomb proof but I have thrown alot at them and had a couple good crashes and still all good. Even some smaller jumps/drops. And saved noticeable weight (want to say around 1lb)

    Being said, hubs are perfect, rims are ok, good for what they are. Great bang for buck in my book. if you could find a better rim with those hubs or better then your golden (my goal is to save up for flow ex with hope hubs just cause they are bomb proof)
    Trek Marlin 29er

    Like It, Love It, Want Some More Of It!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skikarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    175
    ended up winning these

    Giant P XC2 29er Wheelset w Nobby NIC'S | eBay

    should be here soon!

  9. #9
    Rub it............
    Reputation: frdfandc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    3,732
    Quote Originally Posted by skikarl View Post
    ended up winning these

    Giant P XC2 29er Wheelset w Nobby NIC'S | eBay

    should be here soon!


    Unless you are running a 15mm thru axle fork, these are not going to work. And according to the spec sheet for you Wahoo, unless you've upgraded the fork, the stock Suntour fork is only a 9mm quick release.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skikarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    175
    thanks for the response. i purchased a 15mm axle adapter and the wheels fit on my bike wonderfully!

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    622
    Which axle adapter did you get?

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skikarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    175
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/251073161488?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1

    I asked in another thread for some recommendations on the axle adapter and 160180mm rotor adapter I would need.

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pearl-drum-man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    125
    Anyone have a chance to weigh the stock Marlin/Wahoo wheels for comparison?
    2013 Trek Marlin 29er stock (blue)
    2010 Giant TCX 2 Cross stock

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skikarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    175
    The at-650s are like super heavy. Like 1600 rear 1400 front

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. Upgrade Wahoo vs Used Superfly
    By sti2.5ldohc in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-03-2013, 02:17 PM
  2. Wheel upgrade help
    By Jrab in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-08-2013, 08:06 PM
  3. Wheel Upgrade Help Please
    By givati in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-15-2013, 09:41 AM
  4. xc 104 wheel upgrade ?
    By criddopher in forum KHS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-19-2012, 06:06 PM
  5. Trek Wahoo...what to upgrade first?
    By Cruiznblue in forum 29er Components
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-28-2012, 09:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •