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    Intro/ destruction..and wheel ?

    Hey guys, i'm from Plattsburgh (upstate) NY. I am just getting back into riding this past week. Last week I bought a new Raleigh Mojave 2.0..it was only $250. Now i'm 6'1-320lbs but i'm hoping that riding will keep me motivated to keep exercising, I know the bike is a cheap bike, i've already broken the seatpost and bent the rear rim pretty much in half and I've had the bike since last Thursday.


    The seatpost was my own stupidity, it was up too high and I didn't get up off the seat fast enough when I jumped off from a log, but the wheel just bent when I hit a off-camber section of trail with some roots the were also off-camber, so the tire size is 26x1.95 and the rims are 36 hole. I searched alittle and found that the Sun Rhynolite's are pretty strong? so my question is..
    http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?id=BPC341731
    Are these what I want as far as rhynolites go? how much more would a decent hub that would work on my bike go for? sorry about the newb questions. Can't find much info on my bike.

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    I have a 32 14g spoke rhynolite up front and it seems good. But take my answer with a grain of salt since I weigh 210ish and I've never tacoed any rim including single wall generic ones. You probably want tires WAY fatter than 1.95 to absorb impacts, and try to land straight to avoid such carnage.

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    The Rhyno Lite is a strong rim. As I recall the Rhyno Lite XL is stronger than the plane Rhyno Lite b/c it is welded and not pinned. If you go that route, it might be worth looking for an XL.

    What sort of hub do you currently have? It might be worth buying a whole new wheel as opposed to a rim and paying to have it rebuilt.

    Look at the destruction thread here Clyde Destruction it has some good info.

    The best approach would probably be to get a hand-built wheel, but that will be more expensive.

    But if you don't want to pay that much yet, Machine built wheel sets can be had inexpensivel, though they tend to not last too long.
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5310

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    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...TOKEN=26728253 Better option, almost same price.

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    Well..the rear hub has :
    iL
    joytech

    Machined on it..and it has shimano MF TZ07 freewheel. I'm on a limited budget..pretty much broke actually..would setting up the rhynolite on this hub be a bad idea?

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    I'm not sure how durable Joytech hubs are, probably not as good as Shimano.

    The thing is buying a new rim and spokes and paying someone to build it up for you will probably cost almost as much as buying one of the wheelsets mentioned in this thread.

    Clydes tend to be rough on wheels. Some clydes can ride wheels like the ones mentioned above for a long time, but others need hand-built wheels and you may have to go this route before you're done.

    Another option are Azonic Outlaws. These are supposed to be very tough wheels.
    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=6316

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    One other quick thought. You might look for a local mountain biking club. I know that people from our local club will somtimes give broke riders good deals on used parts to get them back on the trail.

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    You should check out Bicycle Wheel Wharehouse, which is an mtbr.com sponsor.
    http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...iewCat&catId=6
    Rhyno Lite XL wheelset (2 wheels) for $129 with non-disc Shimano LX hubs. This is going to be your best low-cost approach. If these are hand-built as the site suggests, that's a great deal.

    I would call and talk to someone and maybe have them take the order over the phone.

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    FWIW: i've had three wheelsets with the regular rhynolites (not the XL). the problem is not durability. the problem is they are shot to begin with. could be the build, but they don't true. plus the flat spots drove me crazy. i am done with them. my next wheels are gonna be the outlaws.

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    I'm 285. I've run Rhynolite XL's (xt hubs) for the past two seasons, still only been trued once and running great. They are beastly...

    But then again...on my new ride, I've slapped on some Azonic outlaws...we'll see how they do...

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    keep us posted. i'm lookin to get a set at the end of summer.

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    Tried to add both with just hoops (14.95 for both hoops), won't let me see cart. Damn. I have a White Industries and Chris King Hub that I'd like to thread on those.

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    Burnt: If you let people around here know where you live, someone could probably tell you about local MTB clubs/organizations. Thats the best way to go for inexpensive equipment.

    DKeen: Not sure what you asking about?

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    You could also look into the forte loco's they are suppose to a a very beefy rim and relativity cheap.

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    I have broke 2 carbon fiber seat post and bent 1 aluminum post. Also broke 2 axles in my American Classic wheels ( they fixed it both times) The wheel is doing fine now.
    Comas aren't as fun as riding your bike, so wear a Helmet.

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