Opinions needed on some future purchases

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Scubar
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Opinions needed on some future purchases

Postby Scubar » Mon Jun 11, 2007 21:32 pm

I have been pondering getting some new rims/hubs/tyres for my bike,and would like some opinions on these choices.

Current Parts

WTB DX23 Rims
Shimano M475 Hub
WTB Moto Raptor Tyres


New Parts

Halo Freedom Disc Rims 32h
Shimano XT M756 Hubs 32h
Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tyres 2.1"

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Postby gravityengine » Mon Jun 11, 2007 21:39 pm

Personally I'd get some Mavic XC717's on XT hubs from MerlinCycles.co.uk, approx œ120

Or if you can afford it Hope Pro II hubs instead of the XT's

Agree with the tyres though.

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Postby Scubar » Mon Jun 11, 2007 21:55 pm

I was looking at the XC717 rims as they do look very nice too. I think the Hope Pro II hubs are abit too expensive, the rear hubs something like œ140.

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Postby RetroYetiRigid » Tue Jun 12, 2007 07:26 am

Nothing wrong with XT hubs (mine are 12 years old and still going strong)

Go with Mavic rims though.

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Postby Scubar » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:15 pm

Ok i had a look at merlin cycles site and picked out these bits

MERLIN WHEEL KIT
HUB CHOICE + KIT PRICE - HUB CHOICE = KIT PRICE: XT DISC HUBS œ145
RIM CHOICE - RIM CHOICE: XC717 DISC BLACK +œ6
SPOKE CHOICE - SPOKE CHOICE: DT BLACK DB SPOKES +œ16
CASSETTE TYPE - CASSETTE TYPE: LX 9 SPEED
TYRE CHOICE - TYRE CHOICE: PANARACER FIRE XC PRO 2.1 KEVLAR +œ15

Price: œ182.00

Im assuming thats both front and rear, there was two sets of XT hubs on CRC site so im hoping they would use the M756 hubs in 32h

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Postby mmm_pie » Tue Jun 12, 2007 15:12 pm

Remember to get rim tape if you don't have any. Other than that those wheels look nice, although personally I prefer silver wheels.

Merlin cycles do excellent wheel builds.

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Postby munchkin2 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 16:00 pm

why not get some summer specific tyres and be optimistic!!
wheel build is good though. (Just getting the exact same ones myself.)

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Postby Scubar » Wed Jun 13, 2007 16:29 pm

Couldnt find any summer specific tyres that i really like, it was a choice between the Panaracer Cinders or Fire XC Pro

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Postby munchkin2 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 20:40 pm

The fire xc pro are the best bet then. I have had these and found them very good. Brilliant value. Just ordered my wheels from merlin now aswell!

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