Need help picking wheels

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
User avatar
WindyG
Posts: 1071
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 18:30 pm

Need help picking wheels

Postby WindyG » Wed Dec 19, 2012 18:06 pm

Looking to have a second set of wheels for my Anthem X, use is totally XC including some racing, won't be going down the tubeless route and I weigh no more than 75kg, max budget is £200, Fork is Fox F100 RL-11 with 15mm Thru Axle
Have found these below but now stuck as to which would be the best/lightest option.
My thinking is the ZTR 355 rims with XT hubs would be the best? I've heard the Easton hubs are not great are not easily serviceable?

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/wheels/mountain-bike-wheels/sale-wheels/pair-xt-disc-hubs-15mm-front-ztr-355-rims.html

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/wheels/mountain-bike-wheels/sale-wheels/dt-350-hubs-dt-430-rims-handbuilt-wheels.html

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/wheels/mountain-bike-wheels/factory-mountain-bike-wheels/fulcrum-red-power-xl-6-bolt-disc-wheelset.html

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Kits.aspx?ModelID=85165

User avatar
warpcow
Posts: 1435
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 15:10 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby warpcow » Wed Dec 19, 2012 18:35 pm

If Superstar still do Switch hubs on Crests then those.

User avatar
Greer_
Posts: 1651
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 15:31 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby Greer_ » Wed Dec 19, 2012 20:02 pm

warpcow wrote:If Superstar still do Switch hubs on Crests then those.


+1, they do, I ordered some on sunday, should hopefully be here tomorrow :D

User avatar
WindyG
Posts: 1071
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 18:30 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby WindyG » Wed Dec 19, 2012 21:20 pm

Yep I could consider the Superstar option.

User avatar
njee20
Posts: 9488
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 20:06 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby njee20 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 21:48 pm

Why do you need a second set? Use what you have, and save for something that's a real improvement. 2 sets of wheels is a ballache, from someone who has a set for racing and a set for 'playing'!

User avatar
WindyG
Posts: 1071
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 18:30 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby WindyG » Wed Dec 19, 2012 22:05 pm

njee20 wrote:Why do you need a second set? Use what you have, and save for something that's a real improvement. 2 sets of wheels is a ballache, from someone who has a set for racing and a set for 'playing'!


Well I'm going to get a new lighter HT frame to replace my Scott aspect and will need new wheels for that but they will then be a 2nd set for my Anthem as well, it will save me switching tyres over for different weather/conditions. Trying to keep the costs within reason as I have of course got other spends to consider.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28161
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby cooldad » Wed Dec 19, 2012 22:13 pm

It's easier to switch tyres than wheels. Calipers need to be centred each time, and gears indexed.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
WindyG
Posts: 1071
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 18:30 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby WindyG » Wed Dec 19, 2012 22:20 pm

cooldad wrote:It's easier to switch tyres than wheels. Calipers need to be centred each time, and gears indexed.


Ok being a total noob here, I was hoping if I had the same cassette and discs on both wheel sets I could avoid that?

If that's not the case then ignoring these being a 2nd set for my Anthem, which would be the best choice for the HT i'll be building up, same use XC no hard abuse like jumps etc

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28161
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 20, 2012 00:08 am

Nope things never line up perfectly. Always need tweaking.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
WindyG
Posts: 1071
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 18:30 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby WindyG » Fri Dec 21, 2012 13:57 pm

Still don't know which wheels are my best option.

User avatar
supersonic
Lives Here
Posts: 81828
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:50 am

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby supersonic » Fri Dec 21, 2012 14:06 pm

For £200 is hard to beat the superstar deal.

User avatar
Greer_
Posts: 1651
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 15:31 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby Greer_ » Fri Dec 21, 2012 14:17 pm

Mine came in at 1658g if thats any help :D

User avatar
njee20
Posts: 9488
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 20:06 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby njee20 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 14:23 pm

Agree about the Superstar deal, also agree that changing tyres is easier than wheels, less faff for sure.

lostboysaint
Posts: 3224
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:59 am

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby lostboysaint » Fri Dec 21, 2012 14:25 pm

WindyG wrote:Still don't know which wheels are my best option.


So you're not really interested in the opinion that it's not worth the expense because of all the hassle.
Trail fun - Transition Bandit
Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur
Allround - Cotic Solaris

User avatar
supersonic
Lives Here
Posts: 81828
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:50 am

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby supersonic » Fri Dec 21, 2012 14:36 pm

lostboysaint wrote:
WindyG wrote:Still don't know which wheels are my best option.


So you're not really interested in the opinion that it's not worth the expense because of all the hassle.


If that's not the case then ignoring these being a 2nd set for my Anthem, which would be the best choice for the HT i'll be building up, same use XC no hard abuse like jumps etc

lostboysaint
Posts: 3224
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:59 am

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby lostboysaint » Fri Dec 21, 2012 14:49 pm

I apologise wholeheartedly for missing that bit.

Superstar.
Trail fun - Transition Bandit
Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur
Allround - Cotic Solaris

User avatar
WindyG
Posts: 1071
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 18:30 pm

Re: Need help picking wheels

Postby WindyG » Fri Dec 21, 2012 17:36 pm

Cheers guys Superstars it will be, the Anthem can wait for a proper upgrade when the wheels actually need changing and the HT is built.
Greer_ cheers for the weight info, good to see that matches what Superstar say.

lostboysaint no worries anybody who admits a mistake is fine with me.


Return to “MTB Buying Advice”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests