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700c Disc Wheels...

Postby MisterMuncher » Wed Jul 18, 2012 01:51 am

These do appear to be the veritable hen's teeth. I had assumed that as CX bikes with disc brakes become more common, they'd proliferate, but that doesn't seem to have happened.

Has anyone a recommendation? 29er MTB wheels aren't really appealing, as I do prefer to run a 23 or 25 tyre( and the attendant presta valve tube), which is a little narrow for most of those. Am I better off seeking a wheelbuilder than a stock wheel and getting some made for the job?

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Re: 700c Disc Wheels...

Postby blakef111 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 07:07 am

kinesis have or are just about to launch a range, worth calling upgrade bikes for info

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Re: 700c Disc Wheels...

Postby nicklouse » Wed Jul 18, 2012 07:25 am

MisterMuncher wrote:These do appear to be the veritable hen's teeth. I had assumed that as CX bikes with disc brakes become more common, they'd proliferate, but that doesn't seem to have happened.

Has anyone a recommendation? 29er MTB wheels aren't really appealing, as I do prefer to run a 23 or 25 tyre( and the attendant presta valve tube), which is a little narrow for most of those. Am I better off seeking a wheelbuilder than a stock wheel and getting some made for the job?

just get some built up.

your frame and fork ARE disc ready?
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Re: 700c Disc Wheels...

Postby MichaelW » Wed Jul 18, 2012 07:30 am

Does your CX bike take 130 or 135mm OLD hubs?
Hope hoops seems to be the obvious choice: waffally versatile and excellent quality.

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Re: 700c Disc Wheels...

Postby MisterMuncher » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:11 am

Oh aye, frame and fork fully ready. I'm wanting to upgrade from a stock set that aren't the best.

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Re: 700c Disc Wheels...

Postby MisterMuncher » Thu Jul 19, 2012 13:50 pm

Perhaps I might be ok for a wee bit. The strange rattle from the front wheel wasn't the bearings, as I suspected. The brake pads had apparently underwent some kind of weird delamination or suchlike. Never seen nor heard of such a thing, but the pad compound was sitting loose from the backing material, almost as if there was air bubbles behind it. They were completely grand when I last checked them, about 2 weeks/200 miles ago.

Naturally, this was discovered forensically after the pads splintered apart during a hard stop this morning. The pads lost about half the surface, the rest barely stuck on.

So, I suppose that's a wee saving. Thank dog Chain Reaction cycles was only half a mile away at the time.

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Re: 700c Disc Wheels...

Postby bails87 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:53 am

Pad delamination happens, unfortunately. Pretty unusual though.

As for wheels, my wheelset build with Superstar hubs, Stans Crest 29er rims and DT Revolution spokes weighs 1590g and take a 25mm tye absolutely fine.
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