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    Bought a RockHopper need wheel suggestions

    I just bought a new Rock Hopper 23 incher and I need new wheel suggestions, I was running on my old bike MTX 33's 29s with Shamano XT hubs and never really got to much time on them because my bike was stolen. I am over 300 pounds and ride mainly street but jump alot of curbs and run down stairs alot.

    Shoud I go with a better setup better hubs 15mm fork axle bigger rear axle or is what I had good. I want something that will not break with a cow riding it. Thanks for any replies.

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    Shimano M529 hubs and MTX 33's or Salsa Gordos.
    I like turtles

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    stans flows and hadley hubs......

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Shimano M529 hubs and MTX 33's or Salsa Gordos.
    You can even get the M529 with the 32pt M629/M665 freehub body now! Add DT Swiss Competition or Wheelsmith DB14 spokes, brass nipples, and 36h. This would be the bargain stout wheel.


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    I thought the Shimano XT 756 were better ? are the shimano strong enough for a 300 pounder? will rims that run tubeless help with wheel speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Shimano M529 hubs and MTX 33's or Salsa Gordos.
    I like big turtles,Goooo GAMERA !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Realslowww View Post
    I thought the Shimano XT 756 were better ? are the shimano strong enough for a 300 pounder? will rims that run tubeless help with wheel speed?
    Weaker freehub body than the M529/M629/M665 hubs which have a stronger "29er" freehub body. Clydes are notorious for blowing up M756 freehubs though I've never had an issue (but I've never gotten much past 230lbs and am 215lbs currently).

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    Thanks!

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    I love this setup....





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    Friggin' coward. Give me a red chiclet instead of debating like a man. You don't deserve your green blocks.

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    I also am rocking a rockhopper

    I bit the bullet and had a set of stans flows w/ a hope pro II in the front and a white industries in the rear
    the difference is night and day, and they seem pretty bullet proof, although time will tell.

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    I just had my RH rear wheel rebuilt with DT Swiss double-butted spokes and brass nipples. Had it done under warranty as I'd broken four of the factory spokes in 7 months.

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    wicked budget wheels, they are bulletproof and light enough for xc

    Brand New Mavic EN 521 Shimano XT Disc Brake Mountain Bike 26" Wheelset | eBay

    Mavic EN521 on xt hubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclgallant View Post
    wicked budget wheels, they are bulletproof and light enough for xc

    Brand New Mavic EN 521 Shimano XT Disc Brake Mountain Bike 26" Wheelset | eBay

    Mavic EN521 on xt hubs
    He'll have a ton of pedal strikes if he puts those wheels on his bike.
    I like turtles

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    oh crap sorry i read to fast, never noticed they were 29'ers

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclgallant View Post
    oh crap sorry i read to fast, never noticed they were 29'ers
    That's what I figured. I was just bustin' balls.
    I like turtles

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    haha yeah when i pictured a 29'er with 26 wheels, i started laughing anyways lol

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    clyde wheels on my RockHopper

    I've had my Rockhopper since they came out with the 29er in 08...I absolutely destroyed the factory wheels despite several efforts by local shop to attempt to dial them in. I had a pair of wheels made...Shimano M775 36 hole hubs, Sun RhynoLite (622x27). The builder really put some heart into making them, carefully set each spoke etc. The wheels have been bullet proof...I've been as high as 380 on these wheels and they keep turning smoothly.

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