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    91 Stumpjumper Comp

    Long story short my ex wife got my mountain bike in the divorce and left me with all the debt. Wanting to get back in to riding and not having much budget to do so I asked around and a super nice guy is sending me a 91 Stumpjumper Comp . It is almost complete minus a crankset and some cantilever brakes . It's coming with a older specialized wheelset. For the moment I will just use what it comes with but in the future I will want to upgrade. What is a good wheelset with rim brake compatibility that won't break the bank ?

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    Harsh, but any woman who would take a man's bike is best riding it away from him. Best wishes for the life change.

    Ok, what is the bank limit? I would choose something with shimano Deore or XT hubs with a a general rim like a Rhynolite or Mavic 717. What's wrong with the old wheelset the bike is coming with? Is it nonfunctional?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Yea the wheelset is functional but at some point I will want to upgrade due to wear and tear. I'd like to keep it under $300 for the wheelset but that all could change in the future when I actually need to upgrade .

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    See what is on bicycle wheel warehouse.

    They build very sensible and strong wheels, and usually have the older tech (qr, rim brake) type stuff on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    See what is on bicycle wheel warehouse.

    They build very sensible and strong wheels, and usually have the older tech (qr, rim brake) type stuff on sale.
    This. I have a great,reasonable, custom set from him and love them.
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    I've also purchased from BWW and was happy with the wheelset. If 300 is your budget, I think you should be able to find a decent wheelset for the Spesh. Several years ago now, I purchased a new XT/Mavic 717 wheelset for about 150 shipped. You may even be able to find a used set with nicer hubs (Hope, DT Swiss, etc.) since everybody is going for disc brake rims these days.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    See what is on bicycle wheel warehouse.

    They build very sensible and strong wheels, and usually have the older tech (qr, rim brake) type stuff on sale.

    Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
    Can they build SS specific wheelsets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tradarcher View Post
    Can they build SS specific wheelsets?
    I don't know, you'll have to ask them

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    If you can build a geared wheel you can build a SS wheel. That said, you will have to look at the hubs available for the wheel builds on the site or send an email to ask. If you do see a pre-built geared wheelset on the site you like, there is always the option of a SS kit with spacers for the freehub.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tradarcher View Post
    Long story short my ex wife got my mountain bike in the divorce and left me with all the debt. Wanting to get back in to riding and not having much budget to do so I asked around and a super nice guy is sending me a 91 Stumpjumper Comp . It is almost complete minus a crankset and some cantilever brakes . It's coming with a older specialized wheelset. For the moment I will just use what it comes with but in the future I will want to upgrade. What is a good wheelset with rim brake compatibility that won't break the bank ?
    I can help you with brake(s) if needed, probably even an older set of cranks.
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