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    cheapest set of disc ready cross wheelset you have seen ?

    8 speed / 130 rear spacing disc ready wheel set

    just looking for cheap
    so i can put on a set of commuter tires.
    so i don't have switch between off road and commuter tires and tubes every day.

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    Cheap at $129 shipped.... Alex rims, Joytech hubs:
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    I'm using a 29'er wheel on my Redline. Many Shimano hubs with loose bearings can be narrowed to 130 mm by removing some washers/spacers on the axle.

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    thank you.

    just need to find some rotors now

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    If you have a steel frame you should be able to wedge a 135 hub back there which will open up your options quite a bit.
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    frame is aluminum

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    7,8,9,10 speed compatible doesn't mean same as 130mm spacing ?

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    Nope.
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    I was in your shoes before I decided to just shove a 135 mountain wheel on mine...unfortunately you can't do that. Before I went the 135 route I considered simply building my own rear wheel since the options out there for sets were few and far between. I think I recall Velocity making a pretty affordable 130mm disc hub. Lace that to a cheaper road rim and call it a day.
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    can a 135mm be machined down or use thinner cone nut ?

    or it just doesn't work that way
    and disc rotor will rub and shifting will be erratic ?


    i like the amazon wheel recommended above,
    but reviews say spokes break right away when you use wheels

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    Not sure about the spacing but, as someone stated earlier, some hubs can be spaced differently. I do think you will run into some issues with the disc location relative to the caliper but you may be able to adjust that out.

    If those wheel builds are getting that bad of a review I'd stay away, but thats just me. Your other option is to get a faster rolling tread and just ride one set of tires for everything. I've been using a Small Block 8 rear and Happy Medium front. Rolls pretty fast on the pavement and did really well on some singletrack around here. Certainly not optimal but most of my rides on this bike are a mix of paved with gravel/sand/dirt. Just something to consider.
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    You're going to want to run the same hubs on both wheels so that your brake and cassette alignment is the same. There are different manufacturing tolerances for disc tabs and freehub body location - this is why your brake calipers have a few MM of lateral adjustment and your rear derailleur has a few mm of adjustment with the limit screws. If you use two different hub sets it's possibly that you'll have to realign your caliper when you swap wheels.

    Seems like cassettes can handle a little bit of difference, shifting wont be stellar but it'll function but disc brakes tolerances are so tight. If one rotor mount is off a by more than .5-1mm or so you'll end up with rubbing.

    So pick some hubs you like, lace the cross wheelset to a wider, stronger, rim and lace the road wheelset onto a narrower, lighter, rim. Try to run the same cassettes and rotors and you'll be good to go.

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