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    Need a set of cheap back-up wheels?

    Performance has Shimano Deore Disc/Sun Rhyno Lite Wheelsets on sale for $99.99.

    Not a bad deal.

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    JensonUSA has the same set for $89...all the time

    Better Deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    JensonUSA has the same set for $89...all the time

    Better Deal
    Like I said, not a bad deal.

    But. If I buy them thru Performance, being a Team Performance member, I get 10% back on my purchases (that's $10 in this case for all you non-math wizards). Plus, Performance is local for me. No shipping cost. Wonder what Jenson charges for shipping?

    Still a better deal?

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    i got a set of those. from performance at that. i also had them delivered to the store, which was good b/c i had to have the rear wheel trued right out of the box. but they've been reliable wheels for my old hardtail. heavy as sin. but reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggsmoothe
    i got a set of those. from performance at that. i also had them delivered to the store, which was good b/c i had to have the rear wheel trued right out of the box. but they've been reliable wheels for my old hardtail. heavy as sin. but reliable.
    You are correct, sir. They are heavy. Good training wheels.

    Thanks for the review.

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    Are they only good for backing up?

    Or can you ride forward on them?

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    got same rims on xt hubs for $85 shipped on ebay a while back...usually you can find em from dealers for around 125-150 if you feel like you need a better hub. I was gonna buy the set from performance, but my local shop doesn't stock 'em.

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    You can save $10 and a full pound in weight by going with the Deore disc/Sun DS-2 wheelset from BlueSkyCycling.com, assuming you can go full disc and not need a rim with a machined brake track. This allows a lighter rim to be used. I abused these for a year and was very satisfied except for a few nipples that kept loosening. Would definately make a decent back-up wheelset. I've kept mine, just in case.


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    Well since:
    a) I'm not a member of "team performance" nor do I ever intend to be because
    b) There isn't a Performance near me and
    c) I can almost always find a better deal through Cambria, JensonUSA, or PricePoint then
    d) The $89 wheelset from JensonUSA is the better deal for me or anyone else who is in a similar situation.

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    I'd spend 50 bucks more and get XT hubs and different (better & lighter) rims. My 2 cents only.... IndieFab has a good recommendation too. Same deal I believe at Jenson. Your Peformance deal is good too, I just don't think the Deore hubs are a better deal than the XT deals out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    Or can you ride forward on them?

    Oh, dammit. Ya got me.

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    I am also looking for training wheels and came across WTB LaserDisc Mavic XC-717 Wheelset 14/15 at 1570grams for $350 at colorado cyclist.

    More expensive then what u guys are discussing but seems like decent weight and ok price, any thoughts or experience?

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    training?? backup?? i ride rhynolites with xt hubs as my one and only wheelset. they have been great. though...i do want to get a freehub buddy to make sure i maintain the grease in the rear.

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    I think cambria has the deore/ryhnolites for $89 all the time as well

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