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    What type and size of disc hub do i need to buy a complete 29er wheel?

    Recently I bought a trek wahoo 2013 29er frame with almost all components for $75. The only thing that was missing was the fork suspension, front brake caliper and headset. like you see in the first picture.

    I managed to buy the suspension fork Suntour XCM, headset and carbon spacers recently for $77 total for these parts.

    So all i'm missing is the whole front wheel.

    I know the fork is not close to something decent but can't spend to much right now.

    Something that has been stopping me in buying the front wheel is because some sellers ask me what type of wheel hub do I need to buy the complete wheel. So my answer is

    Questions.
    1. Is the genesis 29er two nine hub/wheel compatible with BB7 and my SR suntour XCM fork?

    2. What size and type of disc hub do I need to buy the complete wheel?

    3. I am replacing the current disc brake to an avid bb7 with speed dial levers. But just as a question would the speed dial 7 improve the tektro novela braking?

    Thank You in advance

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    You need a 29er wheel Without looking at your fork you most likely need a standard 9mm qr (quick release) wheel.

    you need a hub to match your brake rotors either 6 hole (most likely) or shimano center lock.

    Yes you can mix and match front and rear hubs
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    I had Avid Speed Dials in college. They work, but so do everybody else's mountain bike levers. IMO, not worth spending extra.

    I think my bikes have had mismatched wheels more often than not over the last four years. As long as the rim size is correct and the hubs are compatible with everything you need to attach to them, you're good.

    Can you take a clearer picture of your fork dropouts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    I had Avid Speed Dials in college. They work, but so do everybody else's mountain bike levers. IMO, not worth spending extra.

    I think my bikes have had mismatched wheels more often than not over the last four years. As long as the rim size is correct and the hubs are compatible with everything you need to attach to them, you're good.

    Can you take a clearer picture of your fork dropouts?
    Thank you. I uploaded the pics

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    I still don't know what the confusing shadow in the second pic is but you do indeed need a front him with a standard quick release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    I still don't know what the confusing shadow in the second pic is but you do indeed need a front him with a standard quick release.
    That just like a fork stand that came with the suspension fork


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    Why don't you want to buy a complete wheel? If buy all the parts and them have someone build the wheel it could cost you more money. Wheels can be had cheep and if you wanted to go used really cheep. I pick up a Mavic Wheel with a disc and almost new tire for 40$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    Why don't you want to buy a complete wheel? If buy all the parts and them have someone build the wheel it could cost you more money. Wheels can be had cheep and if you wanted to go used really cheep. I pick up a Mavic Wheel with a disc and almost new tire for 40$.

    Yea thats what i want. A complete wheel and around that price.
    I explained it incorrectly. Ill edit.
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    Hi, someone is offering me a whole bike for $60 but is a genesis 29.

    I read that the genesis 29 is a horrible bike.'

    But i would be using only the front wheel. Is it worth it to put the 29er genesis 29 wheel on my bike and get the extra parts?

    or should i skip it.

    Also, does someone know if its compatible with my fork and bike?

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    Skip it. You can get a non-garbage wheel for $60, probably less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Skip it. You can get a non-garbage wheel for $60, probably less.
    Thank You. I have been looking for a complete front wheel for over a month already and nothing pops up.

    When I find something around $45 or $60 the shipping would be over a $30 and to find something locally is kind of difficult.

    Do you know what size of disc hub do I need in the wheel for my bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Skip it. You can get a non-garbage wheel for $60, probably less.
    From where? Including shipping?

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    If it were me, I'd buy it from Recycled Cycles. They're a secondhand shop in Seattle. I'd pick up a used one if I was just trying to keep my bike rolling. New, something basic - an inexpensive double-walled rim on a Deore front hub - is usually not too expensive to buy locally.

    Online, the same deal on performancebike.com looks like about the best right now. But having some "keep it rolling" parts around is somewhere where shopping locally can still really shine.
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    Have you checked Ebay,Pinkbike and Craig's list? I found that wheel at a bike swap meet.Some of the online stores have free shipping with a minimuim order .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    Have you checked Ebay,Pinkbike and Craig's list? I found that wheel at a bike swap meet.Some of the online stores have free shipping with a minimuim order .
    yeap, many times, every day. shipping is what bumps up the price.

    most of sellers don't sell just the front wheel. they want to sell the set.

    can someone answer my first and second question?
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    2) 100mm wide, with a 9mm quick release, and a rotor mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    2) 100mm wide, with a 9mm quick release, and a rotor mount.
    thanks I repped you.

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    one more question. question 1. someone?

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    Thats without tire and tube

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    Wheels always ship without a tire and tube. You'll need to buy a disc rotor too, if you don't already have one. Compatibility between the disc rotor and the hub is a concern as well - they need to match. Most hubs and rotors are six-bolt, but not all.
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    what about a front wheel disc with rotor, no tire and no tube for $44 from a mongoose impasse?

    skip or pass

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    OP, I think you may be being penny-wise and pound-foolish. A good wheel can last a decade. Call you local shops, tell them what you're looking for, and go buy the nicest wheel with a price tag you can stomach or the cheapest wheel with a spec you can stomach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    OP, I think you may be being penny-wise and pound-foolish. A good wheel can last a decade. Call you local shops, tell them what you're looking for, and go buy the nicest wheel with a price tag you can stomach or the cheapest wheel with a spec you can stomach.
    I just have a low budget right now.

    someone offered me a complete "giant talon 2012 2" mountain bike for $160. My brother is interested, should he buy it

    i need an answer fast,

    Thank You

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    I get that. I just get the sense that you won't put down the Internet and pick up the phone. I really don't think it's this difficult to buy an inexpensive but serviceable front wheel.
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