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    DH Wheelset

    I've got an '04 Stinky Dee and came into a little extra cash so I thought I would upgrade my wheel-set before the coming summer season.

    was curious to see what people could suggest as a decent wheel-set for my budget, say 300-350.

    thanks!

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    My Azonic Outlaws are great and holding up to the abuse I unleash on them.
    First wheelset I've had that's lated even close to a year and these are 2 years going on 3yrs..

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    Halo tornados

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    If I remember right, the Stinky D came with the Mavic EX721 rims. Those were decent rims, if they're not beat up, maybe you would just want to consider relacing the rear wheel with a quality hub and spokes. I'd rock a Hadley.

    The Outlaws are a good inexpensive option. Ebay usually has some new Mavic 729s or 823s or MTX wheelsets for around 200. Nice rims and decent deal

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    they are Mavic D521's laced to shimano hubs. the main reason i was thinking of getting a new set was i've already broke 8 spokes and had to have the front wheel trued 4 times and the rear 2 times.

    and I bought the bike used so who knows what other abuse they have taken.

    i'll keep looking and see about just replacing the hub and spokes

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    dee max's?

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    Those 521s are still decent rims. Your breakage probably has to do with an improper build to start with. And now that the spokes have started to break, they will continue to break (has to do with th tension cycle). If the rims are still in decent shape, I'd consider rebuilding them. But if they're real beat up, I'd go new.

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    I just went and gave them a quick look and seems that they are in decent shape. no dents or anything that stands out, and they were trued like 3 months ago and are perfect still.

    thanks for all the advice, ill look into a rebuild with new hub/spokes

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    Hadley hubs and Mavic 729s. I have been running the same set for about two seasons. Can't beat them.

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    For your budget, Transition revolutions: http://www.transitionbikes.com/2007/...Revolution.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalis12
    I just went and gave them a quick look and seems that they are in decent shape. no dents or anything that stands out, and they were trued like 3 months ago and are perfect still.

    thanks for all the advice, ill look into a rebuild with new hub/spokes

    that is smart
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    I second the Transition idea. I have the 36s on my Bottlerocket and they are very strong. For $289 they cant be beat

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    I was looking at going with Hope Pro 2's laced to Mavic 729's and have a tech at my LBS build em up for me... but the hubs/rims alone would be $450 + tech time is something outside my price range.


    so now its between the Outlaws, Transitions and i guess Halo's ....

    any thoughts?

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    Outlaws.

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    but the transitions come in red!! lol.

    ya, outlaws are what i was leaning towards

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    Mavic Deetraks have stood up to two years of abuse. It's still straight and true since the first day I got it. No bent on rims even when I rode it down rocky singletrack for two miles with both tires pinch flatted.

    Had issues with the hubs in the beginning but was rectified by Mavic thru MP3.
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