I've heard some decent things about the XCRs, in that budget I would be tempted to spring for some Hope pro2s, I know nothing about the 321s, so can't comment on them.homiedclown19 said:Hi guys, bit of a greenhorn here, so bear with me.
I own a 2008 Trance x2, ( http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/mountain/1288/29375/ ) which I love, save the BB is kind of low and I tend to bang the pedals a lot on rocks and I'd like a slacker head angle for the kind of trails we ride which typically involve a lot of hiking / technical uphill riding and some very steep downhills ... I'm in Trinidad BTW (small island in the Caribbean)
Anyway, here's my question, bear in mind i have to buy everything from abroad, so recommendations are very helpful. A car rear ended me and bent my rear wheel. my local LBS can't get it exactly straight, so it has a wobble to it, so I want to buy a new set. Based on what I've read, the Mavic 321's seem like a good bet.
Went to BWW and saw the Mavic's I want with options for the hubs: http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=26
Now being on a budget, would the pure XCR 6-bolt, be an upgrade over my stock hubs? and would everything just transfer over smoothly from the old wheels (disks and cassette) if I go with these? If not, what's my best bet, reuse what's on the old wheel?
Secondly anyone have a fork recommendation to give me the slacker HA and higher BB that the stock 120mm Fox 32 F120R ?? Web link would be nice ...
Thanks in advance!
Yes, everything should fit, I guess just make sure the spoke count on the XCR matches that of your current hub.
Fork wise, a lot of people here have put rockshox pikes on their Trance Xs.