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    Wheels for urban/jumping use

    Hey all, Im an All Mountainer and am looking to build my first urban/dj bike. Just wondering what wheels you all prefer.

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    rhyno lite 36hole rims with xt single-ized hubs do it for me. However, I would like a true single speed set of hubs, but those rhyno lites, the welded types, are strong as you can ask for. Albeit somewhat heavy. But I am a big guy and need hard parts.

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    I've run sets of Azonic Outlaws and Rhyno Lite XLs on DMR hubs for about 3 years and both sets are super tough.

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    AYYYYYYYYYY Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorVoyeur View Post
    I've run sets of Azonic Outlaws and Rhyno Lite XLs on DMR hubs for about 3 years and both sets are super tough.
    +1 azonic outlaw wheels are very strong. I have the 36 spoke version and as long as you keep them properly tensioned, they are indestructible.

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    If you want an already built wheelset I'd highly recommend a Transition Revolution 32 wheelset, Atomlab Pimp, Halo SAS, or Azonic Outlaw. All super solid setups!

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    how about mavic deetraks or easton havens? these seem to be lighter than outlaws but would they be considered strong enough for some dj if I case a gap?

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    Back in the late 90s, I was more into freestyle type riding, and practiced 180s and 360s a lot on flat ground. I rarely jumped, but I did a fair share of 6-foot drops, and that was on an aluminum hardtail. I had a 36H Rhyno Lite, with spokes brass-tied and soldered at the intersections. The rim assumed the shape of a potato chip after a few 360s, but it never broke or got bent radially. I managed to keep it straight-ish (V-brakes were still new back then), but some spokes had no tension at all.

    I think Rhyno Lite and equivalent will serve you well if you keep the bike straight. If you intend to try spinning tricks and stuff, I think a rim with wider profile (33+mm) will be worth the trade off of being heavier.

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    I use Mavic CrossMax SX's and they hold up for me really good.

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