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    Back to basics, need a bit of advice (wheel isn't true)

    Hi guys,

    I had a buddy recently upgrade to a new AM bike and he sold me his '07 Stumpjumper comp at a steal, but the front wheel is not rotating true. I can barely hear it rub on the disc brakes. It is on the stock setup;

    Hubs Front: Specialized Stout disc, Rear: Shimano FH-M525 disc
    Rims DT Swiss/Specialized X430, 32-hole
    Tires 26 x 2.00" Specialized Fast Trak Pro
    Spoke Brand Stainless steel, 15ga. (1.8mm) straight gauge
    Spoke Nipples Alloy

    Any tips before I take it over to the local shop and have them look it over? And anything else I should look out for on this Stumpy? This bike was by all appearances used lightly and is quite clean.

    I had ridden a lot in the past, did Ragbri 10x years back but now that I'm in Norcal and so many trails so close I decided to hop on and ride some singletrack. Any tips/advice are welcomed.

    Thank you!

    -DJ

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    first thing: Is is the rim that's out of true or the disc rotor. You won't be able to "hear" an out of true rim but you will hear a rotor rubbing in the caliper
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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbymark
    first thing: Is is the rim that's out of true or the disc rotor. You won't be able to "hear" an out of true rim but you will hear a rotor rubbing in the caliper

    I am pretty sure its the rim at first glance. I am trying to process a vid from my iphone to youtube but its taking longer than expected.

    heres the youtube link for my crappy video, it may take a few minutes to process;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmHWut8D3_I


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    Definitely the wheel. Get it trued before you ride it. Other than that, perhaps a tune-up whether by you or the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster
    Definitely the wheel. Get it trued before you ride it. Other than that, perhaps a tune-up whether by you or the shop.

    Thank you sir! I happen to live steps away from a great shop in norcal (PTB) and will bring it over to them.

    -DJ

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