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    freeride singlespeeds

    I just found a mountain cycle rumble ss frame for a good deal and was wondering what kind of wheels to run. i'm moving away from my xc rig and want to get into more freeride and dirt jumps. any links or pics would be great. thanks for the help.
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    specifics? weight? hax-ness factor? Indestructible or just tough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allonfaith
    I just found a mountain cycle rumble ss frame for a good deal and was wondering what kind of wheels to run. i'm moving away from my xc rig and want to get into more freeride and dirt jumps. any links or pics would be great. thanks for the help.

    So many nice wheels out there...... To get a good answer, you will need to provide more info about yourself, how much $$$ you want to spend and riding style.
    For all your MC questions, check here.. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=131661
    BTW, you are going to love the Rumble!!!!

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    I'm 6'2" about 220. I might get a manitou sherman firefly for the fork and i want to keep the total price down as low as possible. i'm thinking around $200 for a wheelset (maybe used). I want to use this as a dj/park bike and agressive trail rider. I ride pretty hard, but i've been riding a VT2 with a few upgrades and i'm trying to sell it to pay for this one.
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    Azonic outlaws as a wheelset would be good. I'm not too hot about shemans though, all my friends that ride manitou have problem after problem with theirs.

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    I ran this bike as a SS for a long time. It was set up for the same type of general riding that the Rumble is made for...
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    so i found out the frame only takes 125mm hubs. are most hubs 125?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allonfaith
    so i found out the frame only takes 125mm hubs. are most hubs 125?
    I've personally never heard of a 125mm rear-end/hub... standard is 135mm
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    the rumble is deff 135mm spacing in the rear.

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    Isn't 125mm BMX spacing?

    I'm using a Surly SS disc hub laced to a Sun SIngle Track on my Chameleon. Same wheel has been on a couple other bikes. It handles all that I can do to it.

    Disclaimer: I fix bikes for a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnhlldav
    Isn't 125mm BMX spacing?

    I'm using a Surly SS disc hub laced to a Sun SIngle Track on my Chameleon. Same wheel has been on a couple other bikes. It handles all that I can do to it.


    Nice rig, I had a Surly New Disc SS hub on my Echo trials bike too (before I sold it just recently), very solid and simple. I just don't like thread on freewheels all that much, but they aren't that bad.

    110mm is BMX spacing.
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    I rode a Rumble SS for about a year. At one point I had my Shiver on there. It was sick but overkill for sure. I was lucky enough to find a Spot hub/Mavic rim single-speed rear wheel on Craig's List for a good price. The nice thing about getting a SS specific hub is that the rear wheel can be built super strong with no dish. Perfect for a bike like the rumble that can take some serious abuse.

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    [QUOTE=Khemical]I rode a Rumble SS for about a year. At one point I had my Shiver on there. It was sick but overkill for sure. QUOTE]

    I had a shiver on my rumble briefly too. I may have a pic somehere...
    Was fun!!

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    This was mine

    FYI: For those that like to run a big rear tire, that's a 2.8 Michy on there
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