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I looking to upgrade my rims and hubs. I'm looking for a good entry level xc(26") rim that would fit a 26x2.1 with 9mm skewers. Nothing too expensive. I have been looking into the Mavic crossride disc but I cant find any real details on the hubs. Any suggestions please?
 

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You're looking to built a set of wheels or just buy a factory wheelset? I'd recommend building a set of Alexrims XCR 100d rims + regular 400gr spokes + Novatec hubs. Those hubs are FAST though the bearings require change every 6 months or so. The Alexrims are the cheapest 400gr rims in the market.

If you want wheelsets then the Specialized (Roval) Stout SL Disc, Fulcrum Red Metal 3 2010 (tubeless UST + fastest hub I've ever owned), or Mavic Crosstrail (if possible a way better choice than the Crossride)
 

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I was looking more into complete wheelsets but I do appreciate the info if I do built. Watch Im confused about is if the rim can hold my 26x2.1 tire and if the hubs fit my Rock Shox tora 9mm fork.
 

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Jlodato said:
I was looking more into complete wheelsets but I do appreciate the info if I do built. Watch Im confused about is if the rim can hold my 26x2.1 tire and if the hubs fit my Rock Shox tora 9mm fork.
Any 26" mtb rim works with 26x2.1 tires.
The vast majority of front hubs are 9mm QR and work in your fork
 

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if you want the crossride's get 'em quick while they are on sale

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=687241

I did a good amount of research on the hubs. The freehub has a nylon bushing that can wear down, particularly if there is alot of dirt in it, so it should be cleaned out regularly and lubed with some mineral oil.

If you want to see it in detail check out rogue mechanic on youtube
 

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The EN321's are very durable and nice and wide for a good tire profile.

On any Shimano rear hub, keep an eye on the jam nuts backing off of the bearing cones, especially on the drive side. Once you snug them down properly, they should be fine.
 

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Good stuff thanks. Yeah once I get some more ride experience in this spring and summer then I will start looking into higher end. Until then I'm going to ride hard lol
 

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The EN321's are very durable and nice and wide for a good tire profile.

On any Shimano rear hub, keep an eye on the jam nuts backing off of the bearing cones, especially on the drive side. Once you snug them down properly, they should be fine.
First thing I do with Shimano hubs on new wheels...open them up, add a little grease, double check the rear drive side cone/lock nut and make it nice and tight, adjust properly. The 10-15 minutes doing this in the beginning will save you time and money in the long run. :thumbsup:
 
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