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  1. #1
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    New wheels for road tires

    I'm looking at getting another set of wheels for my Warrior Expert so that I can have one set with MTB tires and one set with road tires.

    I'll use the new wheels for the road tires and keep the stock kit that came with the bike for off road.

    So, not having done this before, I'll ask for advice here.

    So, I need wheels with disc hubs, discs, and a cassette, right?

    Parts like this:

    I'm not sold on these particular components, but just want to make sure I have the right types of parts.

    I'm not overly concerned about quality or weight; I'm a pretty casual rider for now and these are for road use so I don't have to change tires when I switch surfaces.

    How important is this specification of the wheels? "The rear axle is 135mm from locknut to locknut"

    Any advice is appreciated.


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    You seem to have everything you need there however, I personally would suggest rims lighter than the Rhynolites for road use. They are beefy freeride/clydesdale rims. Try an xc style rim since you'll be using it on the road. The Deore disc hubs are heavy but will do the trick. The PG970 cassette is a good choice. I would try to find Hayes discs vs the no-name brand. Also, depending on how many miles are on your bike you may need a new chain & cassette for your "off road" wheels. Chains & cassettes wear together so when you swap on a new cassette for the road wheels you may have poor shifting performance.

    -ska todd

  3. #3
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    Thanks. It's a brand new bike, so existing wear is minimal, but I'll keep the wear patterns in mind as I swap between wheel sets; good point on the discs.

    Also, cost is more of an issue that the weight of the gear, so I'll try to find a set of lighter wheels, but will probably opt for low cost if there is a big difference.

    Edit: any links to specific recommendations are welcome.

    How much better would these be?
    Last edited by MtSpaz; 09-10-2004 at 10:25 AM.

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