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    What wheel set for a 240+ lb rider?

    i've got parts coming for my build...but haven't fully decided on a wheelset yet.. I'm trying to stay budget oriented...if i can.

    i've looked at halo sas's...and like them...but they're in the $300 range and that's a little high for me right now.

    are there any other wheels that are as strong/stronger for less money?

    i'm going to be doing very light trail riding, progressive jumps (just starting to learn), and some urban stuff going too/from the gym with some drops and jumps on the way

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    Atomlab trail pimps;they will never give.

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    Azonic Outlaws, Trailpimps. Have them tensionned by a pro right out of the box, put em on and forget them.

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    i'll have to look up the trailpimps

    i was over in the clyde forum and saw a thread about like this...but more of a general question than what i asked......and a lot of ppl said the rhynolites.. they're cheap, adn avaible...would they work for jumping?

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    youll have to buiild up the rhynos with hubs.. you can get the azoni coutlaws for just a bit over 200. look for the 06's on ebay since the new 07 are out. ive been beating on an outlaw rear for about a year now. its got some dings and came a bit out of true, but for the cost there damn solid

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    The Rhyno Lites would be a good XC rim for someone of your weight, but not a jump rim. Hell, I'm 140# and I won't run those things for jumping! (only the XL version for me). I'd look at Outlaws.

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    i rode sun single tracks for about a year before the rear gave, and that was my fault because i came up short on a gap.

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    rear hub

    front hub

    rims

    brass nipples

    spokes

    indestructable, been using that setup but with DHX rims for a couple years. The rear hub is cheap, bombproof, and has tons of engagement points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromedToast
    rear hub

    front hub

    rims

    brass nipples

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    indestructable, been using that setup but with DHX rims for a couple years. The rear hub is cheap, bombproof, and has tons of engagement points.

    how much do LBS's usually charge for assembly?

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    My LBS charges me 25$(canadian) for building the wheel, and one dollar per spoke.

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    wrap some Alex DX-32's around some decent hubs and you have a wheelset that will far outlast any of the suggestions given thus far. mine have lasted me almost a solid six years so far and i can easily say that i am about as heavy and ride ridiculosly harder than the posters above. hell my wheels have outlasted my last 3 dj frames, 6 forks, 3 sets of cranks and about 10 sets of pedals...


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    do you have a link the alex dx-32's?

    i'm goign to have to buy some here before too long...i just found a nice little dj section at the place my friend rides XC....so...i'm NEEDING parts..haha

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    http://www.alexrims.com/ choose DH/FR/Trials

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    alright...what's the going rate on them?

    and pretty much...if i can find something, GOOD, that's cheaper than outlaw's...i'll go for it...or maybe even a bit more...but, i think i'm looking at them right now...just more economical for me.

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    You may want to check out the wheel specials from these guys...

    http://www.ridesoul.com/specials.html

    They have Sun - SUV & Disc Jockey.... I dunno how strong they are but they are good deals... I just bought a Halo SAS for $60 from them last week.

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    i'm actually thinking i want to get the 07 outlaws...they come in white now!

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    The Outlaws have held up well under me, but then I'm kind of a lightweight and the only hoops I've had real trouble with were Singletracks.

    If you want super strong, get a strong rim (select at will--Alex DX32, Mavic 721, Sun Singlewide) and have it laced to a 36 hole hub (Shimano XT generally being the best bang for your buck) by someone who builds a lot of wheels and has a reputation as a good wheel builder with DT Swiss Alpine spokes. Tripple butted spokes, though they are expensive, will give you a very strong wheel. They flex a bit in the thin center and distribute the force a bit more, while still retaining immense strenght at the two places spokes most often break: the elbow and the threads.

    Unfortunately it will certainly cost you more to have a set built than to buy a set of Outlaws.

    For the money, it's hard to beat Outlaws.

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    right now...it's all bout the money...

    I plan on "investing" in a FS bike...probably another morewood, and then i'll prob dig deep in the wallet for the good good stuff

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    You could get a real strong backwheel, and have a milder wheel on the front. I'm 210, and run a dee-max on the back, with a rhynolite on the front. I had a rhynolite on the rear, but kept knocking it out of true, breaking hub, etc. all the time. The rhynolite hasn't been a problem on the front at all though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhd
    how much do LBS's usually charge for assembly?
    Forgot bout that, too used to building everything myself.

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    ok....well i decided on other plans...and i'm going back to my original though...halo sas's 36f/48r...should be BULLETPROOF even with my weight. And, my LBS is HOOOOOKING me up on them, so...i can't complain
    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    I dont think the frame, shock, fork, rims, drive train, handlebars, tires and stem would hold up very well but that kickstand looks pretty burley.

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    The backwheel indeed gets much more of a beating than the front, so go for at least a 36h in front. Any well built hoop will outlast the strongest rim laced poorly.

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    they are 36 in the front
    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    I dont think the frame, shock, fork, rims, drive train, handlebars, tires and stem would hold up very well but that kickstand looks pretty burley.

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    ok....i'm back to considering building a wheel set....the SAS's were sold...and, well, ****...i don't feel like ordering ones...when i can't get them for the good deal anymore (it was on the one set that was in stock...for a LONG time...) so, i wanna look into having them build me a set

    i know DT swiss spokes...no biggie there, common sense (lol)
    brass nipples...i suppose...don't know a damn thing about them

    my big question is hubs and rims...
    the LBS suggested MTX's...as there are some in stock and that's a bonus...might can work a deal...

    i'mn gonna be needing to determine some hubs though...prob looked for some used ones...and just need an understanding of which ones are good. preferably 36 spoke...
    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    I dont think the frame, shock, fork, rims, drive train, handlebars, tires and stem would hold up very well but that kickstand looks pretty burley.

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    im 260 and ran the azonic outlaws and never had any problems with them and i used there momentum axle that makes the rear bolt-on and never had a problem with them

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