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JAKBLADE
JAKBLADE Posts: 336
edited April 2010 in MTB buying advice
The Avatar speaks for itself.......I am a large chap(19 stoneish) and trying to shed some pounds by getting back into mtb'ing....Looking for some wheels that will suit my size etc...and go nicely with the white inbred frame i have purchased I only have a budget of around £120 ish......What do you suggest???????
Project Finished....On-one Inbred..
Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS(1999-2000)
Carrera Subway 2 (for work)
Hoffman BMX (please don't hold this one against me!!)

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  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    Any axle considerations? Ie 20mm?
  • JAKBLADE
    JAKBLADE Posts: 336
    Qr's...will mainly be riding trails etc... probably dalby...but I can be a bit hamfisted at times....OH!! and 'cos I can be a bit lazy at times probably cartridge bearings would be better...lol...
    Project Finished....On-one Inbred..
    Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS(1999-2000)
    Carrera Subway 2 (for work)
    Hoffman BMX (please don't hold this one against me!!)
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    I'd take a look at these:

    http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=204

    Or from Merlin:

    XT hubs, EN321 rims with the standard spokes.
  • JAKBLADE
    JAKBLADE Posts: 336
    HHHMmmmmm....the Superstar ones are bang on budget but is it worth spending that little bit extra for XT's and Mavic rims.....????? What says you Sonic???
    Project Finished....On-one Inbred..
    Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS(1999-2000)
    Carrera Subway 2 (for work)
    Hoffman BMX (please don't hold this one against me!!)
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    The XTs and Merlin builds are tried and tested... the superstar the new kids, but they do look good. Cartridge bearings too. WOuld have preferred to see butted spokes.

    Personally, for QR... I'd go for the XT. The superstars are future proofed though.
  • JAKBLADE
    JAKBLADE Posts: 336
    OK...will have to think on that one....but while I have your attention I have seen a set of Hayes Stroker Ryde's on Merlin for £70(without rotors) are these hayes brakes any good or do i wait until CRC get some Clarkes SX's back in stock..£90 with rotors
    Project Finished....On-one Inbred..
    Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS(1999-2000)
    Carrera Subway 2 (for work)
    Hoffman BMX (please don't hold this one against me!!)
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    Many users have said they are very wooden feeling, but good price.
  • JAKBLADE
    JAKBLADE Posts: 336
    Cheers for the help...yet again....Sonic......Jak....
    Project Finished....On-one Inbred..
    Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS(1999-2000)
    Carrera Subway 2 (for work)
    Hoffman BMX (please don't hold this one against me!!)
  • snotty badger
    snotty badger Posts: 1,593
    supersonic wrote:
    Many users have said they are very wooden feeling, but good price.

    Yup they are fairly on/off.
    08 Pitch Pro
    14 Kona Unit
    Kona Kula SS
    Trailstar SS
    94 Univega Alpina 5.3
  • peter413
    peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Stroker Rydes are really horrible. Really underpowered and very very wooden. Also quite unreliable and incosistant performance.

    Shimano Deore brakes for the same price are much much better
  • Steve_b77
    Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    You can get some Halo wheel sets for around £130 off ebay.

    Stroker Rydes are a bit wooden but are still powerful.

    Considering you''re 19st, pair them with a 203mm front and 180mm rear rotor and you'll have no problems stopping.
  • peter413
    peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Steve_b77 wrote:
    You can get some Halo wheel sets for around £130 off ebay.

    Stroker Rydes are a bit wooden but are still powerful.

    Considering you''re 19st, pair them with a 203mm front and 180mm rear rotor and you'll have no problems stopping.

    Erm, I had trouble stopping with a 203mm rotor and I am/was 14 stone

    Also, the big rotor makes the brake lose what little modulation it had