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    Eastside wheel builders?

    Hey all, looks like I've managed to blow up the rear shimano hub on my SS. Gerk's in issaquah thinks that OEM shimano probably aren't worth rebuilding cost wise.

    I have a pair of hope pro II on an old 26er wheelset and the rims on the current wheels are just fine.

    Anyone know of a local wheel builder? Any idea of what is a fair price to build a pair?

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    Just out of curiosity, was your hub an XT? I've had less than satisfactory experiences with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker View Post
    Hey all, looks like I've managed to blow up the rear shimano hub on my SS. Gerk's in issaquah thinks that OEM shimano probably aren't worth rebuilding cost wise.

    I have a pair of hope pro II on an old 26er wheelset and the rims on the current wheels are just fine.

    Anyone know of a local wheel builder? Any idea of what is a fair price to build a pair?
    Try the Downhill Zone in Issaquah, right on front street, 425-295-7084. Adam has built me several wheels over the years and have been awesome. I think the wheel build is around 50.00 each wheel, plus the spokes and nips.

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    I hear very good things about Woodinville Bikes for wheel building.

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    Thanks guys.

    For reference the rear hub listed on Trek's site is: Shimano M525 SL

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    Unless your rims are quite low-mileage or somehow special, I don't think it's worth moving an old rim into a new wheel build. It's a $70ish part, and you spend close to that on labor, as well as buying spokes.
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    They are not super special other than being tubeless that stay inflated for freakin ever. Bontrager mustang rims, I've been really impressed with them vs. even stans. I don't beat on rims though and might just go lighter anyway.

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    GHY bikes in Renton works with you to pick out the parts you want in the wheel, then they build and true lifetime for free.

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    Get a book and a truing stand and do it yourself. Its not difficult, I usually build a complete wheel in less than an hour. I have built some unusual wheel sets for some people and charge $50 for the pair.

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