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New wheel set on a budget

snowstersnowster Posts: 582
edited April 2019 in MTB buying advice
Hi all it’s been a while since I last posted I am currently looking for a new wheel set on a tight budget use for mainly commuting and the odd single track tow paths etc total budget is £100 any help much appreciated.


  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    Not sure if you'll get a lot for £100 - is that front and rear with hubs?

    Maybe try eBay? Some people sell stuff on Facebook.

    You've just missed a 30% off offer at Superstar Components. Some of their deals are still worth looking at: ... wheelsets/

    Good luck.
    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    Superstar have a deal on for April - 20% off if you spend over £50.

    Save 20% on Any Spend Over £50 in April
    Save 20% on any spend over £50 in April - includes everything - wheels, pedals, chainrings, and more! Time to add all of those spring upgrades and spares to your basket!

    Just use code:

    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,603
    What size wheels and what hub sizes?
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    And it all promised so so much”

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  • snowstersnowster Posts: 582
    JBA wrote:
    What size wheels and what hub sizes?
    Old school 26 inch 9mm Q/R
  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    I've got an old set of Mavicvs that came with my 2006 Stumpy.

    Proper old school but still work. The rims are rim and disk compatible!

    Wheel Size 26" wheels
    Hubs Front: Specialized Stout disc, sealed cartridge bearing, high/low flange, Rear: Shimano M-525 disc, QR
    Rims Mavic X317, 32-hole
    Front Tire 26 x 2.00" Specialized Fast Trak Pro, aramid bead, dual compound, 120TPI
    Rear Tire Not Available
    Spoke Brand DT Swiss stainless steel, 15ga. (1.8mm) straight gauge
    Spoke Nipples Alloy
    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    Superstar are doing £100 wheelsets with a code and have some 26" in there.

    That is a bargain.

    To get the deal just use code HUNDRED in your basket.

    https://superstarcomponents.us1.list-ma ... 699ad7763f
    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • JoebristolJoebristol Posts: 326
    If you build yourself it is do-able. Shimano hubs - I’d try to get XT ones as they’re better sealed than Deore level ones. Say £35 for a rear (what I paid last year) and £20 for a front.

    Pick up some cheap 26” rims - wtb i23’s / i25’s are often going for £15 each.

    Leaves £15 for spokes and nipples. Je James stock halo straight gauge spokes - probably just about squeak them in for 2 x 32 spoke wheels with postage for under £20.

    Which leaves nothing for labour - hence suggesting a self build as most shops would charge at least £40 per wheel to build.
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