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Cheap Flip Flop Rear Wheel for SS bike

cgfw201cgfw201 Posts: 669
edited December 2016 in The workshop
The rear wheel on my Mango exploded last week after 3 years and 20k km of loyal service.

Need a new one, requirements are
- cheap
- functional

That's it. Basically only ride it to and from work when the weather's too censored for my nice bike.

Mango's own is £65, any others to look at?

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  • crakercraker Posts: 2,060
    No, but for a wheel that does 6500km / year in censored weather I'd be tempted to get a good one, not a cheap one.
  • cgfw201cgfw201 Posts: 669
    craker wrote:
    No, but for a wheel that does 6500km / year in censored weather I'd be tempted to get a good one, not a cheap one.

    probably nearer 3k a year now, but a lot more a year or two ago with different commute and other bikes in the garage.
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    I have had my eye on a Halo areotrack when mine wears out (the hub is not well sealed and is 3 years old now!). Once Xmas is out of the way I intend to get an areorage for the front of my fixie as the rims are getting a tad thin now.

    A lot of people on here have rated vsprint custom wheels as well. Both options are around the £70-80 mark last time I looked.
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
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