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hey board, I have a problem I hope you can help with, or rather I was looking for imput.
a couple weeks ago I got rear-ended with my bike on the back. This demolished my front wheel. It was right before I was taking my honeymoon to Montreal, and later Mt Bromont. at the time of the accident I told the woman who hit me to replace my wheel, handed her the tacoed rim and told her to bring it to my LBS to replace. I then leave the country and while I was in Montreal I couldnt help but wanting to ride so I end up finding a bike shop that hand builds me a Mavic 719 with a 20 mm thru axle formula hub, 8" hayes rotor, Michalin 2.5's. The wheel is bombproof I might add, Bromont was a blast also! :). just after I have the bike shop in montreal build the wheel, I leave a message with my buddy to tell the woman who hit me not to bother replacing the wheel as I got equal quality rim for a better price in Canada. So, I come back to the states and find the wheel already replaced at my lLBS via this woman's insurence. What I got was a Sun single track rim with a 20mm thru axle ringle hub, hayes 8" rotor and kenda nevagal 2.6's. So since the bike shop build up the wheel already I cant return it. The simple problem is I can only afford and need one 26" front wheel.


which would you say is a better wheel, why do you think this.

Mavic 719 Disc Rim, Formula hub
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Sun single track rim, Ringle hub

things I do know. The Mavic rim appears to be beefier and it weighs a good bit more.
I have a single track 24' rear wheel. these wheel are subject to all stlyes of riding meaning I use My Banshee Chapperal for trail rides, jumps, drops and the occasional downhill day. I am 185 lbs and pretty abusive on the wheels. the Sun did hold up well while I used it. Thank you all for your well thought out opinions.

p.s what whould these wheels go for used?
 

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front wheels dont take as much abuse as rear ones. sun rim is lighter, and i havent had no problems with mine and im riding it for a year+. it depends on how you ride, and what you ride. you said your abusive so mabey keeping the mavic is a better idea. i would keep both and use each one for a differant riding---sun for medium-light freeride/downhill--mavic for hard downhill/freeride.
 

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thanks for the imput, your thoughts mirror mine with your line of thinking.. Idealy I would prefer to trade the mavic 719 for a light 26" rear trail rim so I have a 26"/26" instead of just 26" 24 rear..
 

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I'd go with the Singletrack, the Ringle Abbah hubs are nice. Not to mention that the 719 isnt gonna be as nice of as wheel, not sure what it replaced in last year's line up, maybe the F219? Anyways, I'd just go with the Singletrack wheel, and if you can afford it keep the mavic one as a backup.
 

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anyone else have any thought on these hubs and rims set up?
 

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Felpur said:
anyone else have any thought on these hubs and rims set up?
I've got Singletrack rims, and would have a hard time recommending them. The front has held up fine, but my rear singletrack has numerous flat spots and is nearly destroyed. Although it appears that the 719 is an "all mountain rim" so you might have better luck with the singletrack. Because youre talking about a front rim here, I guess I would suggest the Singletrack/Ringle combination, and the Ringle hub will be much nicer than a Formula.
 
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