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    Mission One 27.5 Wheels = Junk

    Just wanted to share some thoughts about the wheels on the Mission One.

    I absolutely HATE these wheels. They look good, but in action they are terrible, especially for an all mtn bike. They are soft and flex way too much. I've ridden about 70 miles or so of rough S. AZ terrain so far. I have been through 7 tubes already and all pinch flats.

    My very first day of riding I went through 4 tubes and chipped the rear rim. I have experimented with pressures ranging from 28psi to 45psi and still get pinch flats. I even bought a 4mm thick goo tube and had a pinch I could stick my little finger through.

    Since kenda nevegals are not tubeless compatible, I went and bought a set of Specialized Purgatory Grids. I taped the rim, put em on, and pumped the pressure to 35psi. No more flats so far.

    The only other thing that may have helped alleviate flats was adjusting the pressure in the shock. I'm 175lbs without gear and the recommended psi is about 160. I upped it to 190. With the psi and tire change I haven't had any flats yet.

    A friend of mine bought a new Mason FSR and has had a pinch flat on every single ride so far. Both his and my rear hubs are now grinding and sound like garbage. To top it off, the front rim is already out of true and wobbles like crazy.

    I know the bike is not the pro model, but Diamondback should not be selling all mtn bikes with garbage wheels that can't even stand up to the riding they are meant for. I've spent enough money on tubes now to buy a set of Stans Flow hoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caburtle View Post
    Just wanted to share some thoughts about the wheels on the Mission One.

    I absolutely HATE these wheels. They look good, but in action they are terrible, especially for an all mtn bike. They are soft and flex way too much. I've ridden about 70 miles or so of rough S. AZ terrain so far. I have been through 7 tubes already and all pinch flats.

    My very first day of riding I went through 4 tubes and chipped the rear rim. I have experimented with pressures ranging from 28psi to 45psi and still get pinch flats. I even bought a 4mm thick goo tube and had a pinch I could stick my little finger through.

    Since kenda nevegals are not tubeless compatible, I went and bought a set of Specialized Purgatory Grids. I taped the rim, put em on, and pumped the pressure to 35psi. No more flats so far.

    The only other thing that may have helped alleviate flats was adjusting the pressure in the shock. I'm 175lbs without gear and the recommended psi is about 160. I upped it to 190. With the psi and tire change I haven't had any flats yet.

    A friend of mine bought a new Mason FSR and has had a pinch flat on every single ride so far. Both his and my rear hubs are now grinding and sound like garbage. To top it off, the front rim is already out of true and wobbles like crazy.

    I know the bike is not the pro model, but Diamondback should not be selling all mtn bikes with garbage wheels that can't even stand up to the riding they are meant for. I've spent enough money on tubes now to buy a set of Stans Flow hoops.

    Not had one pinch flat on these wheels and live in eastern pa where it is rocky as all hell.

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    Maybe a bad batch?

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    Its all rocks and drops here. I've ridden the bike hard, but no harder than I'd imagine an All Mtn bike should be ridden.

    Another ride today and the rear wheel blew the bead on the tubeless setup. Threw in a regular tube, put it to 40+ psi and had no issues.

    It may have been the rear shock psi being too low, I'm not certain.

    Flows are the first purchase for this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by impulse2010 View Post
    Maybe a bad batch?
    At first I thought it was something with my setup because I am new to tubes. But with all the same problems my friend is having on a different bike I am suspicious.

    I even took my cross country bike with tubeless setup on the exact same trails and had not one single issue.

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    i dont think the mission one wheels are tubeless either not sure though.

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    I couldn't find out either way if they are tubeless ready, probably not. They taped just fine though

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    So I have a bunch of miles on the mission one now and I have not had one flat at all and I ride them at 30psi. I am 178pounds with all my gear on.

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    Are we talking about the wheels as in rim or the tires? Kenda Nevegals have a tubless and a tubed version. I have run the tubed version tubeless no problems in the past. I have run Continental Gravities which have a pretty thin wall tubeless. The Conti's I did tear open when I hit a small whoop and landed square in the middle of a rock garden. But the Nevegals I have never had an issue with other than weight- even the non tubeless are stout.

    Like stated above - bad batch maybe?

    Dinged or chipped rim is an indication of good hard riding with a tire pressure too low for the tire to support in my opinion and experience. With the tubeless ready Nevegal in the rear and 35psi I was golden with never a problem and I weigh 240lbs.

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    Rim is the issue. They are too soft. Like I've said before, I have run psi all the way up to 40 and the only psi that doesn't pinch flat is 40 psi. I have another pinch last week running 35 psi. I ride some super gnarly trails. Tons of sharp rocks, roots, drops and everything else.

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    Sounds like you need bigger tires.
    SPD pedals are an absolute menace to the well-being of the world, and ought be banned immediately.

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    I've got the Mission 2.0 27.5. They have the same wheels as the 1.0.

    My first few rides were just in Moab and got a pinch flat as well. I knew going into the purchase that these wheels would need immediate upgrade. They are heavy as ****.

    I'm also looking into getting the Wolf Tooth 40t ring added as this bike needs a little bit easier gear for the steep uphills.

    Overall, the bike kills it!

    Has anyone weighed the DB wheels? I'm looking for weight comparison for when I start wheel shopping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop the Seat View Post
    I've got the Mission 2.0 27.5. They have the same wheels as the 1.0.

    My first few rides were just in Moab and got a pinch flat as well. I knew going into the purchase that these wheels would need immediate upgrade. They are heavy as ****.

    I'm also looking into getting the Wolf Tooth 40t ring added as this bike needs a little bit easier gear for the steep uphills.

    Overall, the bike kills it!

    Has anyone weighed the DB wheels? I'm looking for weight comparison for when I start wheel shopping?

    So we are in the same boat. I am looking into getting the Wolf Tooth 42T, however my legs did get strong enough midway through the season to use the standard gearing. But I would like a better ratio of gears as well.

    I think I am going to get the Oneup RADr cage as well as I have heard positive things about it improving the shifting to the larger ring. Oneup RADr Derailleur Cage > Components > Drivetrain > Rear Derailleur Parts and Accessories | Jenson USA

    Do we know how much these wheels that came on the bike actually way in grams. I know they are heavy as sh** but I am curious to know how many pounds in reduction I will actually be getting with a new wheel set. EDIT: I just realized you want to know the same thing as me haha.

    The two sets I am looking at are these:

    Bontrager Rhythm Comp
    Bontrager: Rhythm Comp TLR Disc 27.5 (Model #11441)

    Spank Oozy Trail 295
    Spank Oozy Trail 295 27.5" Wheelset > Components > Wheels > Mountain Bike Wheels | Jenson USA

    Any opinions would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop the Seat View Post
    I've got the Mission 2.0 27.5. They have the same wheels as the 1.0.

    My first few rides were just in Moab and got a pinch flat as well. I knew going into the purchase that these wheels would need immediate upgrade. They are heavy as ****.

    I'm also looking into getting the Wolf Tooth 40t ring added as this bike needs a little bit easier gear for the steep uphills.

    Overall, the bike kills it!

    Has anyone weighed the DB wheels? I'm looking for weight comparison for when I start wheel shopping?
    You don't actually use that spongy wonder seat in your avatar do you? That thing looks like a real piece.

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    It's an avatar man!

    I guess I'll try to weigh them before buying. My buddy has a DB Mason 29er and bought the Sun Ringle Charger Pro's. He went tubeless and I think his bike weighs less than mine. He's even got an XL (vs. my Medium) and it's a 29'r. Big difference the tubeless, lighter wheels will make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop the Seat View Post
    It's an avatar man!

    I guess I'll try to weigh them before buying. My buddy has a DB Mason 29er and bought the Sun Ringle Charger Pro's. He went tubeless and I think his bike weighs less than mine. He's even got an XL (vs. my Medium) and it's a 29'r. Big difference the tubeless, lighter wheels will make.

    Ha in that case awesome. My friend wouldn't shut up about that seat after he saw it on gizmodo.com. He swore it would work for mountain biking and he would get one. He said don't knock it until you try one. I make fun of him to this day and needless to say he never got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop the Seat View Post
    It's an avatar man!

    I guess I'll try to weigh them before buying. My buddy has a DB Mason 29er and bought the Sun Ringle Charger Pro's. He went tubeless and I think his bike weighs less than mine. He's even got an XL (vs. my Medium) and it's a 29'r. Big difference the tubeless, lighter wheels will make.
    I can get the charger pros at like 40% off through a promotive discount but I dont know know if I want sun ringles.

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    Finally got the wheels upgraded. Got some spank trail oozy 295 bead bites. As soon as my friend can bring over his scale I will weigh the stock wheels. Running tubeless with a Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3 on the front and a Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.3 on the rear.
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