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    48spoke better than 36?

    i was looking at the halo combat sas and you can get them in either 36 or 48 spoke configurations. is the noticablely stronger than the 36. is the halo rim stronger than a sunringle singletrack? cuz thats what im running and im beating the shiz outa it.

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    why 48 ? that's way to many to tune and extra weight...
    IMO 36 is anough ,
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    why 48 ? that's way to many to tune and extra weight...
    Yea 36 is enough, I have 32 spokes...I have seen some knarly DH and flat drops on them...Then again I am like 160lbs soo...If you are over 200 there might be a reason? I don't quite know.

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    dude if i were you i would go with the 36 if you even want halos. they are heavy mofos. anyway, there is no comparison in strength from a single track to a halo. single tracks are probably the weakest rims out there. if i were you i would just get some mavic wheels instead of halos, although the white rim/black tire look cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    dude if i were you i would go with the 36 if you even want halos. they are heavy mofos. anyway, there is no comparison in strength from a single track to a halo. single tracks are probably the weakest rims out there. if i were you i would just get some mavic wheels instead of halos, although the white rim/black tire look cool.
    for a couple pounds, i would get the halos. ya they def are beef

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    it seems like your in the same situation as me, i need to get a rear wheelset for my bike

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    OK OK OK

    I need your attention....here is your best time to make the best bicylce riding decision of your life.

    Step to the plate and buy a UST rim (tubeless)....You will thank me later.

    The new EX823's are really strong
    (www.beyondbikes.com).
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    YOUR bike will feel like it weighs 5 to 7 pounds less when you pedal Did you just read that...did it sink in?? Now you don't have to worry about flats either....no pinch flats

    Step up to the plate and go tubeless....oh yeah 36 spoke supports my 210-220 carcass...no need for 48 (IMO worthless)

    Sun also makes the Mag 30 tubeless now
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamL3227
    i was looking at the halo combat sas and you can get them in either 36 or 48 spoke configurations. is the noticablely stronger than the 36. is the halo rim stronger than a sunringle singletrack? cuz thats what im running and im beating the shiz outa it.

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    i have those wheels and i will have to tell you that those halos are the biggest pieces of sh!t i have ever ridden..seriously do not waste your money! i have the 48 spoke version in 24 inch front and rear and have flat spots already and i have barely done any riding...also where they make the weld in those wheels mine cracked so do not buy those wheels they suck!!

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    Now, I think I saw that they are selling the 36 and 48 or whatever hole Halo SAS wheels for the same price. I have the 36 hole SAS on the back of my bike, it's not heavy and hasn't budged yet after lots of drops to cement flat. But, that said, a little extra weight for a 48 hole and for the price, the 48 would keep your mind at peace for a very long time. Plus, they'd be unique.

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    I have the Halo SAS 48's and I have a set of UST Mavic Deemax rims. The DeeMax rims only have 28 spokes per rim and are stronger than most rims on the market. I have landed sideways on them and they never needed a fix!! I needed the fix up but the rims were cool, anyway the 48's are heavy but strong, but not built as well as the Mavic's by a long shot. Depends on the $$$ you want to spend too. But I would rather spend the $$$ than buy 2 sets of OK rims that will get "Tow up from the flow up!" . That is my 2 cents, take it or throw it in the well.

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    I weigh in at 210lbs.
    I used to run the Halo's (48) and I wasn't too happy with them.
    Pain in the a$s to true and they flat spot pretty easily.

    Take SMT's Advice. The 823's are the $hit.

    Take SMT's advice on the Mavic's. The
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    Quote Originally Posted by themarsvolta55
    for a couple pounds, i would get the halos. ya they def are beef

    sam
    it seems like your in the same situation as me, i need to get a rear wheelset for my bike
    sorry
    i didn't get my point across very well.

    i'll try again

    don't buy halos period, they are way too heavy and not necessary. they aren't that great of a rim anyway, just big and heavy. if you are destroying a single track there are many things between that and a halo, the fattest, ugliest, heaviest things on the market. find a median.

    i would recommend going tubeless as well, i'm not sure how well the new 823's will hold up but this will save a ton of weight on your bike not to mention it will be about 10x better than your single tracks.

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    first off. i havnt gotten a pinchflat yet w/ my 2.5 minnion DH and DH tubes. but getting rid of some major weight would be mega-gnarcore cool.

    so halo=bad. general consensus?
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    bump....823s own it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    The new EX823's are really strong
    What's the width on those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Sun also makes the Mag 30 tubeless now
    SMT where might i find thses tubeless mag 30? I might get the mag 30 rims and run the stans no tubes sealant strip thingy..but i need a 24" rear wheel and jenson has a really good price on the 26' version for my front but i cant find a place that has a cheap not 80 24" mag..can you help me find them?
    THanks

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    totally get the 48s. More is always better in mountain bikes, right? Make sure to post a pic of your rig after you get 'em.

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    What hub are you strap this this 48 hole hoop to??
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBlueJoker
    SMT where might i find thses tubeless mag 30? I might get the mag 30 rims and run the stans no tubes sealant strip thingy..but i need a 24" rear wheel and jenson has a really good price on the 26' version for my front but i cant find a place that has a cheap not 80 24" mag..can you help me find them?
    THanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    What hub are you strap this this 48 hole hoop to??
    just buy the whole wheelset....if i even got them. their like 150 a piece.
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    Another supporter for the 823;s----

    ITS ABOUT QUALITY NOT QUANTITY

    a well built XC rim will outlast a 48 spoke DH rim any day.

    Get a good wheelbuilder to spoke up some 823;s.

    Tubeless is flat out amazing- better rolling thru bumps, and way more control/traction

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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    What hub are you strap this this 48 hole hoop to??
    Gusset Jury rear (12mm bolt on axle w/ 10mm flats)
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    i have a set of Halo SAS 26" 36h. like them a lot. i plan on getting the 24" 48h in the near future.

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