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    Hello, I'm new and need advice on new 26" rims!

    Hello, I have a 1999 Haro Escape A7.3 and I bent the rear rim! (was going off a jump, not really sure how the rim bent so bad)

    It's bent to the point where it can not make a full rotation. I'm looking for new rims, but I don't know what to get. It's a 26".

    I want really light rims of course, but I don't want my rim to easily get bent again. What kind of rims could I get that are strong and within my price range? My budget is $150 for a pair.

    Also, I want to make sure the gears from my bent rim will fit, and I don't know how to check.

    Thank you for reading!

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    these are some rims I'm looking at now:

    MOUNTAIN BIKE/MTB WHEELS/WHEELSET Disc or V Brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valimer View Post
    these are some rims I'm looking at now:

    MOUNTAIN BIKE/MTB WHEELS/WHEELSET Disc or V Brakes
    I wouldn't. Much better wheel sets out there.
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    Duct tape iz like teh Force. It has a Lite side and a Dark side and it holdz the Universe together.

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    Agree with the poster above. Those wheels are crap.

    If you can only afford $150, look at a set of Performance bikes house brands. I can't remember how much they are but I recall them being cheap. Another option is to get a set of budget wheels from bicyclewheelwarehouse.com

    Good luck shopping.

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    Whatever you get, make sure they're SUN MTX rims. They come in welded and pinned (sleeved) and are insanely strong and cheap.

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    when i upgraded my wheelset i went with the rhynolite wheelset with the xt hubs and i have had no problems with them at all. the ones mitzikatzi linked to will do you well also.
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    Try to find a deal on a set of Mavic Cross Ride UBs. Strong, stiff and pretty light. Im over 200lb. and I ride mine pretty hard including a nasty crash where I was convinced I was getting up to a taco'd front rim, finding it wasnt even out of true.

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    For $150 I would take a look on eBay for a set of used XT wheelset. If you are lucky you might be able to find some pre-loved Fulcrum RM5 for just a tad over.

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