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    Help me find some wheels for my new RIP

    To start, I am not a wheel genius. I don't know a whole lot about them.

    I need something for standard QR rear and to fit my Reba 140 fork. Website says this is a Maxle Lite. I think that means 20mm TA but I am not 100% certain on this.

    I want to get a good price. Was thinkin about the Halo Freedom Disc 29 which is a good price from the european stores.

    But again, I dont know too much about this stuff and am up for recs. Is there someone who can build me a set for under 400?

    Wheels are for a Niner Rip 9 Im putting together.

    Also, what do you think about this wheelset

    http://www.ediscountbike.com/Tires-W...-p8898816.html
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    The freedom is a double win, you can get the rear with a bolt-through that is QR compatible. This lets you stiffen up the rear end of the bike.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Weight and riding style?

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    I think you'll be happier with a 10mm through bolt135mm hub on your bike with that set up and a 140mm front fork. It stiffens things up. I have not been particularly impressed with Sun Ringle hubs and their noise and durability. YMMV.

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    I considered the Charger wheelset, but decided to go with Hadley hubs, 20mm TA front and 10x135mm through bolt rear, laced to Stan's Flow rims. The end cost will be $50 to $75 more than the Chargers, but I decided the extra durable hubs make it worth it, especially at my riding weight of 240lbs.
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    i went with flow rims and couldn't be happier with them. i also got hope pro2 hubs with 20mm ta for the front, and am getting ready to go 10mm ta for the rear.
    good hubs so far...

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    My RIP wears Hadleys. 20mm front, 10mm through axle in the back. Stiff, strong, very little flex, great for technical riding.
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    I also went with Flows and hopes. 15mm front and 10 mm thru axle (DT Swiss) rear. Very strong and stiff. Alittle more than your 400 you want to spend. But you dont want to cheapout on a good wheel set. Just my opinion..
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    i ended up buying these

    http://www.ediscountbike.com/Tires-W...-p8921722.html

    I wanted to pick up a real nice set but I saw these and figured I'd pick em up. they are cheap and I can always use them as a spare etc down the road.

    will see how they work out. read plenty of bad things about the sun ringle hubs on the net, but everyone said sun would replace the free hub if it wears out. what can i say, im cheap.

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    wiggle.co.uk had great deals on hope pro2 with stans arch. hopes convert to any axle.

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    I was told the 2011 RIP is 12x135 only... That will limit your wheel choices...

    I am going with the Haven 15 TA front and 12x135 rear. Hope they are as good as people are saying...

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    As long as you are of average weight, Arches with Pro II's will do the trick nicely. If you are bigger, lace up to Flows.
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    @Dirt Dude: Niner site quote:
    Replaceable drop outs on both sides for axle options:
    Comes with 135mm QR rear spacing
    Optional 135mm x 12mm thru axle MAXLE upgrade
    Optional 142mm x 12mm thru axle X-12 upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by barticus
    @Dirt Dude: Niner site quote:
    Replaceable drop outs on both sides for axle options:
    Comes with 135mm QR rear spacing
    Optional 135mm x 12mm thru axle MAXLE upgrade
    Optional 142mm x 12mm thru axle X-12 upgrade
    I think that is for the 2010 specs... I've been talking to Brian at Niner and was trying to get a set of Velocity wheels built, but they do not offer a 12mm TA hub. So, I am going with the Easton Havens as a result.

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    Stans Flow with Hope II hubs is awesome setup. They have stayed true for more than a year and a half. Just buy replacement spokes cause you will need them they break often.

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