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I'm looking for a good heavy-duty wheelset for my new 09 GT force 2.0. I'd say I ride mostly trail but if I see a 4 foot drop or a nice jump, I'm hittin it. Theres a DH/FR coarse near me that I'd like to go to and not taco another rim...

I've done some looking but theres so many choices and options it makes my head hurt. So I thought I'd post up here and see if I can get it narrowed down to a few good choices and go from there. I'd like to keep it between $200 and $300.


Whats my best options?
 

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i founnd 2010 32 spoke (NEW) Outlaws on ebay for $299 and Joyride has Revolutions for $304. If ur going to spend $300 whats another $4?
 

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Also check out bicycle wheelhouse. For what its worth I picked up a set of revolution 36s last year for around $100 bucks on one of their sales. They are heavy but otherwise really strong.
 

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the new xenduro wheels from performance. light-ish, wide, takes all the front standards, plus a 10mm solid axle out back.

i just bought a front and im impressed with it. sold my 719/hope wheel for it.
 

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gunt pimp said:
i founnd 2010 32 spoke (NEW) Outlaws on ebay for $299 and Joyride has Revolutions for $304. If ur going to spend $300 whats another $4?
does that all include tax and shipping?

Just curious because tax on $304 in my area is 9.75% = $29.64
Shipping wheelsets is usually pricey, too, around $15 or $20.

So you could say "if you're going to spend $300, what's another $49.64?"

I would love to find a good wheelset for $200-$300 too, including tax and/or shipping. But it's hard to find.
 

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32 or 36 spokes for am on the more aggressive side guys?
I would say 36 spokes, that's what I use on my Halo Tornado.
 

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I just picked up a set of Transition Revolution 25 for $304, which was after taxes and included free shipping. Took about a week to get to me.

They will be one of the 1st searches you come across if you google/shop.
 

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Thanks all, I deffinetly like the Azonic Outlaws. and I think the white will look good. Now I need to just find some leftover 09's somewhere.
 

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I was going to go w/ the Azonics because I liked the color selections, but after seeing the Revolution 25's were one pound less, (combined weight) I went w/ those.

Figured I'd mention since they are equally priced and both offered in white.

Either way, enjoy those new wheels.
 

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Thanks mike_d_1583.

Is it true that the 36 spokes version is harder to find parts for? I've read on this forum (can't find the link) of someone mentioning that.

I've also read reviews of the Azonics where the hub is stuck when using the conversion kit. Whereas no one mention it for the Transition Revolution.

Here's the 2009 version for for $209 plus free shipping: http://www.worldgearnet.com/azonicoutlawwheelset2009.aspx
 

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I saw that too jcholpuch. But after reading about Hope hub blowing up or the cassette body being destroyed because it's made of aluminum, I'm wary of going with Hope. I wouldn't mind getting the steel cassette body though but it's only in the single speed version.
 

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I saw that too jcholpuch. But after reading about Hope hub blowing up or the cassette body being destroyed because it's made of aluminum, I'm wary of going with Hope. I wouldn't mind getting the steel cassette body though but it's only in the single speed version.
I sometimes wonder where these fears come from, because on the number of Pro IIs out there vs the number that break it's a very, very reliable hub.

Regarding the freehub body, using a decent quality cassette with a carrier solves that, or using a wide body cog if you're singlespeeding.

The axles only snap regularly if you are using an externally butted rear axle like the new Maxle lite. There's nothing supporting the middle section of the axle, so it snaps, that affects more than just Hope hubs and is a case of Rockshox doing it's R and D during the first production run.

The Flow or EX500 wheelsets are great, no reliability worries at all.

Although Outlaws are great too, can't go wrong with either.
 
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