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    Sun Ringle 29er Comp deals

    Looks like Nashbar has extra 20% off a few select items. These are the comp models, but still pretty good wheels for just under $250. Too bad i need 26".

    Sun Ringlé Black Flag Comp 29" Mountain Wheelset - Overweight Code W

    Sun Ringlé Charger Comp 29" Tubeless Mountain Wheelset - Take an Extra 20 Percent Off These Sunday Sell Off Items

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    Those are awesome deals. Too bad too as I would've preferred a 26er set as well. But my 29er Charger Comp has been damn reliable and stout.
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    DUDE thanks just got some Chargers for my Rumblefish been looking for a good deal on theses.

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    Just FYI, there are a couple errors in the specs: these are 28 spoke wheels (not 32), and straight gauge spokes (not double butted). Actual weight is about 100g more than listed. In fact, all the Charger and Blag Flag models end up about 100g more than listed.

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    Even with 28 spokes, they are quite stout (the Chargers) and use standard Wheelsmith spokes so replacements are easy to find.

    That is a great price on some solid wheels.

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    All Chargers and Black Flags are 28 hole in the 29ner sizes

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    Guys look at this deal again for some reason they dropped the price. Now its 195 shipped!!!! for the wheelset!!

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    Yeah, I saw that price when I logged on this morning. Ho Lee Fuk! Couldn't pass up the deal, so I bought the Charger Comps. Being 200lbs, I figured the Chargers would be less flexy and more reliable than the Black Flags, for a very modest weight gain.

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    im 250 and have these from a sale a year or two ago..ive popped 1 spoke on 2 sperate occasions but im not complaining. I paid about 250 when these were on sale

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    Thanks, good to know. What kind of riding where you doing? Any jumps/drops? Do you have to keep a close eye on spoke tension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breitness24 View Post
    im 250 and have these from a sale a year or two ago..ive popped 1 spoke on 2 sperate occasions but im not complaining. I paid about 250 when these were on sale
    Likewise. Purchased a set of 2011 Charger Experts 29er for my Honzo build two years ago. Also have broken two spokes, one a freak accident around the yard on the grass, and the other I definitely know I hit a rock on the trail. Easily replaceable and very easy to true as well. I started out weighing close to 270 geared up with these 2 years ago and they've held up beautifully to aggressive singletrack riding. I'm down to 200 this season and I'm expecting zero problems this year. Only thing I've upgraded was to a steel freehub body and have brand new SKF bearings ready to go in as well for this upcoming season, front and rear.

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    Thanks, good to know. What kind of riding where you doing? Any jumps/drops? Do you have to keep a close eye on spoke tension?
    Aggresive singletrack. Drops and jumps sometimes 2 feet or higher. No damage, even with my fat self over the years. I never really gave much thought about picking careful lines and the wheels have held up beautifully. I do have them trued and tensioned up once a season though.
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    Euro I was gonna post earlier you and i bought at the same time i remember the thread. I do lots of singletrack down here in FL at Alafia, and Boyette trails. Im pretty smooth but i do small jumps. Never look at spoke tension so I know its my fault. I just had them trued after 2 years.

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    In for a set of Chargers at $211 after tax and shipping. Was looking at building a set with Flows and Hope Pro 2s but for the price I can get by with these for quite some time. TY for posting.

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    Missed it. I should have grabbed them yesterday. Hope they bring them back down soon.

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    My wheelset arrived today. Living 30 minutes from Nashbar headquarters has it's advantages (and disadvantages, since I have to pay tax on my orders). As anticipated, the wheelset weight (without valves or skewers) weighs about 100 grams more than advertised on Sun Ringles website. The pleasant surprise was discovering the freehub's 30 clicks of engagement. Included were all the front wheel adapters, the tubeless valve stems, and sealant. Rims are already taped. Looks like a very nice set, especially for this price!

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    Thank you for the information OhioPT. Is there a model number or anything else on the hub? There really isn't much information on this Comp version online AT ALL. It had me worried a little bit. It would be great if someone with some knowledge on hubs could post up some info on these. It seems like the hubs are the major part that differs from the other versions.

    I did get my shipping information last night. Mine won't be here until the 22nd. Ohio to Seattle.

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    Took the plunge and snagged a set from Nashbar, they arrived today. Glad I jumped because they sold out fast. Pretty darn impressive for two oh seven including shipping. They came with the Stan's tubeless setup and spare bushings for 15mm & 20mm through axle conversion, just wish they had instructions on mounting the bushings. Oh well, an excuse to visit the mfgr website again.
    They are well tensioned and just slightly off radial & lateral true, but certainly rideable out of the box. 28 spokes. They were well packed. The QR skewers are particularly nice, with no sharp edges to hurt my old, arthritic hands. Mine have a steel freewheel body which is NOISY, no stealth coasting up on Bambi on these!
    I just took the plunge to retry off roading, suspension forks and tubeless tires will hopefully allow me to enjoy again without taking an arse-whipping in my old age. Great and very lucky timing on these, I ordered a new Manitou Tower Pro fork right after ordering the wheels.
    Thanks to all who've posted about these wheels throughout the site, you helped me decide to stick my toes back in the water!
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    ^ These do not come with a steel freehub body. It will gouge like any other aluminum freehub body with a lower-end cassette. Ask me how I know. I've upgraded since to a steel freehub body.

    As for the hubs, the front is a Sun Ringle Demon II hub, the rear is a Disc Jockey II hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ These do not come with a steel freehub body. It will gouge like any other aluminum freehub body with a lower-end cassette. Ask me how I know. I've upgraded since to a steel freehub body.

    As for the hubs, the front is a Sun Ringle Demon II hub, the rear is a Disc Jockey II hub.
    I'm not sure what part you are referring too, but I just checked the freehub (the part where the cassette contacts), and it's definitely steel (magnet verified). Here's the description for the Comps from the Sun Ringle website "Cartridge Bearing, w/ Cro-Moly FH Body Hubs". Now the Experts may indeed have an aluminum free hub body, but all the website says for the Experts is "Cartridge Bearing Hubs". Now I believe that the current (2012?) Comps are essentially the previous years (2011?) Experts, but maybe the freehub material is the only difference?

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    Then it sure looks like they changed it, and a wise decision it was IMO. The 2011 Experts did indeed come with an aluminum freehub body, and for 2012, the Experts changed their hub design to mimic the Pro model. The steel freehub body set me back $89 on CRC but at least it doesn't make any noise now going uphill etc, and it still looks perfect, no gouging. Cassette installation is a breeze. Btw, is your freehub body black in color?
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    Just chatting to confirm that my freehub body is indeed steel. It's a dark grey color. Do you know if a Shimano 105 freehub will fit on the hub shell? I hope to ride the snot out of these wheels and have a couple extra 105 freehubs for my road bikes in the secret parts stash.

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    Yes it will fit that is what i have on my niner with zee DH derailleur.I haven't had any issues out of it being on my Black flag pros for a 1year. If u have long cage derailleur tho it might shift a little odd (medium cage is better suited for 105 cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Then it sure looks like they changed it, and a wise decision it was IMO. The 2011 Experts did indeed come with an aluminum freehub body, and for 2012, the Experts changed their hub design to mimic the Pro model. The steel freehub body set me back $89 on CRC but at least it doesn't make any noise now going uphill etc, and it still looks perfect, no gouging. Cassette installation is a breeze. Btw, is your freehub body black in color?
    Yes my Charger comps came today and the Freehub is black (steel)

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    The Black Flag's are back on sale. Extra 25% off. Not as good as last week, but not bad. I asked Nashbar, and they say they are the 2013 versions with 28 spokes.

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    The Charger Comps are back at Nashbar (at least for now) $249 + 20% off today.

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    Another 3 days of 20% off.
    Not a bad deal for Chargers (Flow) and Black Flag (Arch) $223 shipped.
    Includes axle adapters, tubless valves/tape/sealant too!
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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    I finally got my chargers mounted up and I am very impressed. The quality seems good. They are substantially stiffer than my stock Specialized wheels (19mm). The engagement of the hub is much better, no more freewheeling when I start pedaling. The tire profile is wider and the sidewall is more vertical. The only real question I have left is how well they are going to hold up.

    I don't think I could have found a better upgrade for ~$200 on an entry level bike. They will probably go with me to my next bike as well.

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    Is the 20% off just a timing thing? Because I'm not seeing it.

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    Re: Sun Ringle 29er Comp deals

    Its right on Nashbar's home page. Presidents Day sale 20% off all orders. There is a code listed. Enter the code at checkout.

    As others have mentioned, this is a great deal!! Where else can you find a tubeless compatible wheelset where the front can be converted to QR, 15 or 20mm and comes with all the accessories you need for that price? :thumbup:

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    Wow. I am special.

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    Any big differences between the 2 wheelsets?

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    Sun Ringle 29er Comp deals

    Chargers are a bit heavier but more suited for all mountain. The black flags are more XC oriented.

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    The code is 83966
    They also have a bargain 1600g 700 road wheelset for $191 shipped if that is what you are into.
    Way to come through with the deals Nashbar.
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Clemmons View Post
    Chargers are a bit heavier but more suited for all mountain. The black flags are more XC oriented.
    Will I have any problems going tubless with either set? I'm thinking it just might be easier to get the heavier of the two for the sake of durability/long term use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Clemmons View Post
    Chargers are a bit heavier but more suited for all mountain. The black flags are more XC oriented.
    Black flag = Stans Arch rim 475g
    Charger = Stans Flow rim (Wider, slightly heavier, stiffer) 550g
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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    The ease of tubeless setup is dependent on the tires you use, Maxxis EXO tires work great on my Flow/Arch wheels. (YMMV with other tires). The wider Charger rims will give more sidewall support to large volume tires run at low psi.
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    I mainly just meant between the two sets. And it looks like one comes with sealant/valves and the other doesn't...so that's why I was curious.

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    Sun Ringle 29er Comp deals

    Anybody know the weight and engagement? Specs online are all over the place. Will they setup as well as the current Crests with regular old tires?

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    Re: Sun Ringle 29er Comp deals

    I'd be willing to bet both the Black Flags and Chargers come with all the accessories you need (taped, valves, sealant, etc). No idea on actual weight and for the price, who cares. They're not going to be super light, but probably lighter than most stock wheels. I thought I read that engagement was 72 POE, but I get 30 clicks per revolution. I don't know if those really mean the same thing?

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    Ordered a set of the Chargers....could NOT resist. Not the lightweight wheel set I had my eye on, but they're certainly going to be lighter and stiffer than the OE set, and at less than half the price of what I would have spent, I can DEFINITELY deal with this set for quite some time. Can't wait to get them in! Thanks for the heads up on this deal. +rep

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    Got them in today and everything switched over. Going to inflate the tires in the am... Shaved 2.07 lbs off of my stock wheels. Super excited. My wife says the hubs are "obnoxious"... Lol

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    Triple post! FYI, this set came in weighing 2205gm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    Got them in today and everything switched over. Going to inflate the tires in the am... Shaved 2.07 lbs off of my stock wheels. Super excited. My wife says the hubs are "obnoxious"... Lol<iframe border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0 height=1 width=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 name=new_date noResize scrolling=no src="http://goo.gl/mNkDb" vspale=0></iframe>

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    Mine should be coming in today

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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    Got them in today and everything switched over. Going to inflate the tires in the am... Shaved 2.07 lbs off of my stock wheels. Super excited. My wife says the hubs are "obnoxious"... Lol
    If your wife thinks the Sun Ringle hubs are obnoxious...don't ever get Hope, Kings, I9, etc. I thought my Charger Experts were not too bad all things considered. But compared to Shimano hubs, yea they're louder.

    BTW-the Comp hub is in fact a 3 pawl, 30 poe freehub.

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    That's what I told her. I actually like the sound. My OEM hub sounded "waxy"... Looking forward to not only the weight savings and more aggressive tires (trying out some Duro Switch tires) but also the stiffness.

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    In case anyone is interested, Nashbar is running a 21 percent off sale today and tomorrow. This should put the Chargers at about $195 and the black flags at about $220.

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    Are you finding some way around the oversize/overweight shipping? I get $220.47 and $252.97 shipped for the Charger and Black Flags respectively. The Black Flags were $249.99 yesterday. They keep raising and lowering them. The extra 1% netted about 2 bucks for me.

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    You would need to add shipping to the prices. They do not seem to run the 20 percent sale and free shipping at the same time. A friend of mine was looking to buy a pair of Chargers and I had check periodically, but not yesterday so I did not realize that the sale was on yesterday. Sorry if my previous post was misleading. This is the lowest price I have seen on the Chargers and I doubt if you are going to get a lower price in the future.

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    Sun Ringle 29er Comp deals

    Anybody have a confirmed weight for the Black Flag and POC?

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    Sun Ringle 29er Comp deals

    Coupon's going again, so I went for the Chargers. Was going to get more Stan's/Hope from the UK, but this was such a good deal and I won't have mess around with tape removal/install. The free duty era also seems to be winding down on UK stuff too.

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