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    Raceface Arc 27 wheelset - I9 torch

    Hi all. My factory freehub is slipping and going. It is a low end Formula or Novatech version hub on WTB STP i29 27.5+ wheels.. I am thinking of upgrading to an I9 torch hub. I found a good deal on a brand new wheel set with the I9 torch.

    The wheels are Raceface Arc 27's. Total cost for the wheelset is $640 shipped. My thinking is that is close to the cost to put an I9 rear hub on my old wheel at my LBS. If I buy the set, I will have spare wheels!

    Anybody have experience with the Arc 27's?
    They would be going on a 27.5+ -- 148mm, 32 hole.

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    I like the Arcs. Good, solid rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I like the Arcs. Good, solid rims.
    Thanks. Of course after writing my post, I realized the rim width...29mm is probably too small for a 2.80" tire. D'oh. Deal breaker

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    In your area of the east coast you can go 40mm or more for 2.8 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    In your area of the east coast you can go 40mm or more for 2.8 tires.
    Wheels that came with the bike are i29's. They work well. The deal I was referring to are i27's.

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    Good rims but they are too narrow for plus tires. 27mm is good for around 2.35-2.5 tires in my opinion. I have a set of arc rims and i love them but a fair number of people complain that they are not durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicch95 View Post
    Wheels that came with the bike are i29's. They work well. The deal I was referring to are i27's.
    i27 are too skinny for your terrain, imo. Shouldn't be much of a surprise the manufacturer may not have put the best wheels on your bike. They never do. High speed long runs over rocky terrain is where less wide rims are a match to the higher pressure you'd need for that terrain.

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    I like the arc's quite a bit too, and run the 27s myself, but with a 2.35. that's no plus rim.

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    I just this minute finished lacing a set of 35mm 27.5 Arcs that will be wearing 2.8" Bontrager tires. These rims have offset drilling. They built up beautifully.

    Yep. 2.8 should be on a 35 or so. I have 3" tires on 40mm Arcs. Love em.
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    They might not be that bad for a 2.8 tire. I ran a 30mm rim with 3" dirt wizards and they were awesome. Fewer rim strikes!

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    Thanks all. I'm probably going to go with a 30mm wheel.

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    You should be happy with those reliable I-9's regardless of your rim choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    You should be happy with those reliable I-9's regardless of your rim choice.
    That's what I hear. But......now I have been reading about the Onyx hubs....and am intrigued. Instant engagememt....almost 0 drag........ Ahhhh the choices!

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    Onyx are great hubs if weight isn't a consideration.
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    Onyx is great. I9 are just a bunch of noise
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    ARC30 user here... 2 years, rough riding and no issues whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HrznRider View Post
    ARC30 user here... 2 years, rough riding and no issues whatsoever.
    Are you performing any regular maintenance or service on your freehub?
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