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    The problem with the choice of rims

    Hi, i need your help! I have a bicycle Merida Big Seven 100 (2018) with size wheels 27.5er
    Is it possible to install a rim "Hope Tech DH" or "Hope Tech Enduro" for this bike ?


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    Also need help with the choice of tires

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    I think you're looking for advice on wheels. Rims are just the circular part between the tire and spokes. A wheel is made up of a hub, spokes, and a rim.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I think you're looking for advice on wheels. Rims are just the circular part between the tire and spokes. A wheel is made up of a hub, spokes, and a rim.
    Yes, I want to assemble the wheels, the main problem is the frame and fork for these rims due to friction.
    I want to install Shimano FH-TX505 32H QR instead Shimano FH-TX505 36H QR, what spokes are suitable for this?

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    If they are too wide for this bike, will have to give them up!

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    Are thes wheels for me or not?
    Hope Tech Pro 4 Wheelset 27.5
    Hope Tech Enduro - Pro 4 MTB Wheelset | Chain Reaction Cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadananiebalar View Post
    Yes, I want to assemble the wheels, the main problem is the frame and fork for these rims due to friction.
    I want to install Shimano FH-TX505 32H QR instead Shimano FH-TX505 36H QR, what spokes are suitable for this?

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    If they are too wide for this bike, will have to give them up!
    I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out what your concerns are.

    I think the bike comes with 2.2 inch wide tires (close to 55mm). The tires are obviously wider than the rims on the wheelset/rim you are contemplating, as the outer width of that rims appears to be 28mm.

    It looks like the bike uses 15mm/12mm axles according to the website for Merida.

    The wheelset you are looking at is already built up. Just get the right size hub through axles. I don't understand your point regarding friction....do you mean spacing? Any 2.2 inch tire on that wheelset will work, I'd imagine.

    Call them, tell them your needs and they will likely be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out what your concerns are.

    I think the bike comes with 2.2 inch wide tires (close to 55mm). The tires are obviously wider than the rims on the wheelset/rim you are contemplating, as the outer width of that rims appears to be 28mm.

    It looks like the bike uses 15mm/12mm axles according to the website for Merida.

    The wheelset you are looking at is already built up. Just get the right size hub through axles. I don't understand your point regarding friction....do you mean spacing? Any 2.2 inch tire on that wheelset will work, I'd imagine.

    Call them, tell them your needs and they will likely be able to help.
    Will there be friction when using tires over 2.2 inches?
    Will the cassette Shimano be compatible with rear hub Hope Pro 4 and use eccentric chuck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadananiebalar View Post
    Will there be friction when using tires over 2.2 inches?
    Will the cassette Shimano be compatible with rear hub Hope Pro 4 and use eccentric chuck?
    I PM'd you. Pictures would be a help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    I PM'd you. Pictures would be a help!
    Merida use Shimano FH-TX505 Quick Release Center Lock 36 spokes example and Skewer about 9mm
    https://www.veloonline.com/images/ca..._13368_pic.jpg
    Hope QR Steel Skewers Rear | Chain Reaction Cycles
    Hope Tech DH MTB Rim | Chain Reaction Cycles


    If change rear hub Shimano FH-TX505 QR Centerlock 36 spokes on Shimano FH-TX505 QR Centerlock 32 spokes and take rim broader Hope Tech DH?

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    Do you want to build these up yourself, or buy them already built?

    The decision to go 32 or 36 is just personal choice. It seems either would work. The wider rims would be fine, I think, but you could use narrower ones also.

    Don't you have a local store where someone can help you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Do you want to build these up yourself, or buy them already built?

    The decision to go 32 or 36 is just personal choice. It seems either would work. The wider rims would be fine, I think, but you could use narrower ones also.

    Don't you have a local store where someone can help you?
    Guten Tag! =)
    This rim is even wider Hope Tech DH, problems with tires 100% will not be!
    2.2 and 2.3 inches are almost the same... Very Good,one problem is solved!

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    Stans No Tubes Flow MK3 MTB Rim | Chain Reaction Cycles

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