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    Good Rear 29er Wheel 135 spacing

    I am looking for a decent rear 29er wheel that I can use to upgrade my hardtail. It needs to have a 135mm spacing on the hub. I want to be able to have the free wheel grab quickly. It's an older bike so I don't want to spend a great amount of money. Any ideas?

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    LMAO Well, here's your cake, you can also eat it now if you want

    Need more info than that... How old is your bike? What's the widest tyre you're looking to run? How much clearance do you have with that width tyre on your current setup? What's your current wheel/tyre setup?What's a great amount of money to you?

    Can think of a whole lot of options, but It'd be like trying to guess the colour of a piece of fabric with my eyes closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Thruzek View Post
    I am looking for a decent rear 29er wheel that I can use to upgrade my hardtail. It needs to have a 135mm spacing on the hub. I want to be able to have the free wheel grab quickly. It's an older bike so I don't want to spend a great amount of money. Any ideas?
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    Have someone build exactly what you want.
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    The bike is a 2015 GT Karakoram. The largest tire it will take is a 2.2" in the current configuration.
    With all the different Hub/Wheel offerings out, I get bogged down just researching. I need some help narrowing it down.

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    https://www.raceface.com/products/details/arc-rims

    MTB270 Rear Disc Hub

    Here. Have it laced up with a nice double butted spoke.
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    many hubs that have a 142x12 axle can be converted to 135x10. I recall some universal 142-135 adapters on ebay, so you could potentially use any 142 mm hub.

    "cheap" and "good engagement" (grab the freewheel quickly, as you described it) are usually mutually exclusive. it's worth it to spend more on a better quality hub.

    check out the wheels on bikehubstore.com. that's probably the cheapest place to get something that's quality too, according to reviews of their hubs.

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    Quick engagement hubs are generally on the higher end of price and durability needed can also affect your decision.

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    Hope Pro4 hub laced to WTB Frequency I25 rim with your choice of double-butted spokes.
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