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    Best sub $900 4" fatbike wheelset - Hugo vs surly vs custom?

    Curious what you guys would suggest? For a fox plus fork.

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    I'd do Marge Lites on Hope hubs.
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    Why not consider a set of Chinese carbon 100mm wheelsets from the longstanding/reputable sellers on Ebay? They are light, wide, stiff, durable as heck and can be had for about $600-$700.
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    100mm carbon on 4 inch tires isn't a good idea.

    I would (and did) go with nextie 65mm rims. Then whatever front hub you like paired to a rear hub that might not explode. Basic double butted spokes with brass nips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    100mm carbon on 4 inch tires isn't a good idea.

    I would (and did) go with nextie 65mm rims. Then whatever front hub you like paired to a rear hub that might not explode. Basic double butted spokes with brass nips!
    Why not? I'm running the 90mm Nextie with Husker DU 4.0's no issues.... My buddy is running 4.0 Maxxis on his 100mm Chinese carbons with no issues.
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    Is it going to be used on snow? If yes, then I'd do an 80mm rim if it fits in the boost fork. Otherwise I'd do 65mm (Marge lites) on hopes

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    Limited snow - thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFL View Post
    Why not consider a set of Chinese carbon 100mm wheelsets from the longstanding/reputable sellers on Ebay? They are light, wide, stiff, durable as heck and can be had for about $600-$700.
    I would caution anyone reading a florida riders review of "durable" rims. haha! Maybe they withstand alligator dodging better then other rims.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFL View Post
    Why not? I'm running the 90mm Nextie with Husker DU 4.0's no issues.... My buddy is running 4.0 Maxxis on his 100mm Chinese carbons with no issues.
    4" tires usually square off a little too much on 90/100mm rims and may hinder cornering performance vs. a narrower rim and 4" tire.

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    I don't remember if it was the 85 or 100mm Heds but a friend had HuskerDus on them, cracked one, got a new rim, put Dillinger5's on them and they were fine after that.
    The 4" tire didn't offer enough protection.
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    Limited snow? Depth? High water content?

    If its shallow, packable snow, or groomed I'd do 65mms if its occasional use. They give the 4" a nice profile that isn't too square. They're also much lighter and all that jazz that comes with a lighter rim. In the summer my bike sees 4" FBNs on 80mm rims and they're pretty square. If my fatbike was ridden a lot in the summer I'd definitely do some marge lites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFL View Post
    Why not? I'm running the 90mm Nextie with Husker DU 4.0's no issues.... My buddy is running 4.0 Maxxis on his 100mm Chinese carbons with no issues.
    If he's doing any kind of rocky then he'll sacrifice rim protection. Some tires will square off a lot. Especially an undersized tire like a FBN.

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    Didn't read good.
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    Did you read his requirements? They're going in a fox boost fork.

    65mm is the obvious choice, and I'm pretty sure they're not going to sell a pair (unless special order) with a boost front hub and fatbike spaced rear.

    If you went chinacarbon 65mm width is still the correct choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I'd do Marge Lites on Hope hubs.
    This. Both of my fat bikes, my 9:ZERO:7 and my bucksaw have this combo. Great value for the money.

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    For 900 clams you can order a pair of Carbon rims from Light Bicycle, and have them laced to some bomb proof DT hubs.

    Should come in right at 900, cheaper if you can lace them yourself.

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    Does dt do a boost front? Also they only have a rear 190ta option. Need to know what bike this is for, too.

    Since he's asking for a 4" tire im assuming this is going to be on a 170 spaced rear end - wich dt doesn't make a hub for.

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