Back in the game..

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
MrWomaan
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Back in the game..

Postby MrWomaan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 18:46 pm

Hello all,

After a few years break to concentrate on bike / car licences etc in back in the game, and boy does it feel good!

During my teens I had a pimped up Kona Shred, the a Norco Torrent but they went to help fund the bike / car quest.

About a year ago I had enough cash to buy a (slightly) used '09 Cindercone and its better than I'd even imagined.

Come to the point tho where I've haggred the rear wheel and am in the market to replace it. Expecting to spend around £130, I started looking. It's come to my attention tho that there's nothing particularly good out there for that, or is there?

Looks like I'm going down the hope route

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... Rear_Wheel

Found that and wondered what you guys more in the know think?

Plenty of road work, plenty of time on the back wheel (like a child- but hey I enjoy it) and fairly heavy duty XC work, including some small drops and also planning a trip or two to Chicksands NS stuff.

Gonna slap a SRAM PG950 on there for good measure.

On Winstanleys there's a vairety of rims with the Pro Evo2 hub, 521, 717, dt Swiss etc

Used to have Atomlab GI's on EX729's and loved them. Don't quite need the strength of a 729 but do want something that'll last.

So guys, in anticipation of your replys, whaddya think?

Thank for reading!

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Re: Back in the game..

Postby supersonic » Mon Feb 11, 2013 18:53 pm

How much yo you weigh? Winstanleys links never work for me lol, what is the wheel you have in mind?

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Re: Back in the game..

Postby MrWomaan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 18:55 pm

12-12.5 stone, the wheel is a Hope Pro Evo 2 on a Mavic 721, standard lacing, although I'm unsure on what the difference is between that and straight pull

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Re: Back in the game..

Postby supersonic » Mon Feb 11, 2013 19:00 pm

For a Cindercone, your weight, and the sort of riding a Cindercone is designed for (trails/xc), I'd say 721 is overkill, is a heavy beast. 717 rims would be a better bet.

Or how about a new pair?!

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=227

Superb value! Light too.

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Re: Back in the game..

Postby MrWomaan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 19:25 pm

Appreciate the prompt reply!
Not familiar with that brand! And I've always lusted after hope. The 721's are about 200 grams more than the 717, so I think I'd put up with the weight.
I suppose my question really is that are Hope still as good as they used to be, and a Pro Evo2 with a 721 would be a tough wheel?

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Re: Back in the game..

Postby supersonic » Mon Feb 11, 2013 19:31 pm

In a word, no. I don't think the Pro2 is as reliable as the old Bulb and XC, and I think the Superstar hubs are better. All the reviews have been good for them! I wouldn't hesitate to get them.

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Re: Back in the game..

Postby Thewaylander » Mon Feb 11, 2013 19:36 pm

I'd go for the superstar too, not a hope fan these days.

Also i'd listen to sonic on the rims 721 are lumps, Mavics aren't the super lightest of rims anyways and rotating mounts really does count.

also

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=496

Bargain for a pair


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