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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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    Quote Originally Posted by DraVen
    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

    what type or riding do you do?

    i'll be doing a lot fo stuff....and, as much as you guys think it's stupid, drops to flat in excess of 5ft or so (loading docks) and working into dirth jumps and various forms of freeride...
    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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