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    Halo SAS vs Transition Revolution 36

    Looking for a set of budget FR wheels that can take some abuse. Both of these wheelsets are priced in my range but I'm wondering if one is better than the other at taking a beating. Weight is not an issue, just durability. My riding style is not smooth and I tend to just plow over things... being 6'2' 205 doesnt help my wheels since I ride like a cave man. $300 - $330 is all I want to spend. Thanks
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    I love my Revolution 36's... they have held up well over the past month of hard (very hard) riding. I wish I had more time on them, in order to give you a more detailed response.
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    Transitions

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    Anyone know who might have the Transition wheels in stock. I cant get in touch with the guys at Transition. Thanks

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    i no alot of people say transition but i like the halo's...

    but there both great and either way im sure you'll be happy

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    i have no idea about the halo's, but 36's with 2.5 tires make it feel like a little bulldozer (or at least as I imagine one would feel....never driven a bulldozer). But ya, the 36's are quite heavy and quite nice.
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    Does anyone know if the Revolutions come in a 12mm x 135mm configuration? I can only find 10mm x 135mm.
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    Jeez man.......

    "Rear Hub Options: 135mm rear hub spacing, 10mm or 12mm interchangeable solid axle. Wheelsets come standard with QR axle but nutted axles are available."

    http://transitionbikes.com/2007/Comp...Revolution.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Jeez man.......

    "Rear Hub Options: 135mm rear hub spacing, 10mm or 12mm interchangeable solid axle. Wheelsets come standard with QR axle but nutted axles are available."

    http://transitionbikes.com/2007/Comp...Revolution.cfm
    This adds a whole new dimension to my wheels option.

    Would you guys go Azonic Outlaw, or Revolutions?

    Wheels are for DH and going on a DHR.
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    They're sick! The Fix has some in stock - direct link:
    direct link to wheels here
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    Ordered a set from your guys at The Fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    This adds a whole new dimension to my wheels option.

    Would you guys go Azonic Outlaw, or Revolutions?

    Wheels are for DH and going on a DHR.
    Revolutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Revolutions.
    Any reasons why?

    I got off the phone with Transition, and to get the Revolution wheelset I also need the 10mm to 12mm conversion, which is an extra $10 bucks. So comparing price, its $300 for the Revolutions to $250 for the Outalws.

    The Revolutions in 32 Spoke Configuration weigh 2510 Grams
    The Outlaws in 36 Spoke Configuration weigh 2550 Grams.

    It seems more logical to go for the 36 spoke count for $50 bucks less and 40 grams more in weight (Although that is negligible).

    Unless the Revolutions are proven higher quality then I will go with those, but as of now it doesn't seem too logical.
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    Transitions have higher quality hubs AFAIK, they are a bit tougher and the customer service they have may be worth the extra 50 bucks.

    But whatever, both are good.

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    My wife has been running a pair of Revolutions on her Bottlerocket for over a year and they've never needed any maintenance at all except cleaning. Killer wheels, good engagement for a budget wheel. I got the Azo Outlaws for my Dirtbag last year, had to true them twice in two months, had the bearings seize on the rear wheel after the third ride and taco'd the front wheel the first time the wheels went to Whistler. The Machine-built OEM Formula/Mavic217 32H wheels that came on my '03 SGS sport have lasted roughly 5 times as long and handled all the same trails the Outlaws were subjected to and have been trued once. For my money I'd go with the Transition wheels, and I was just going to a couple of weeks ago but they didn't have the 36's in black/black so I used that as an excuse to order a custom wheelset from Universal.

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    Transitions for sure. Had the Outlaws and the Halos but went to Transitions. Best bang for the buck no doubt. I run them on my single speed and my FR ht.

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    Transition hands down, Then Azonic outlaws.

    Halo is overrated
    i ride transition

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