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New wheels
#1
I've been thinking of getting some new wheels for a while now and nearly got the Sun Black Flag Pros that CRC had on offer until they put the price up  :Smile

Im currently running Crossrides (roughly 1900g) on my Heckler and wanted to get tubeless ready and to bring the weight down a little.  I dont do any mad jumpy type action just the odd little hop here and there, trail riding across the downs and a couple of trips to Wales each year.  My forks are currently QR but next year I'm going to get new lowers to go 15mm so a convertable front hub needed too.

I know Hope/Flows or Hope/Crests are popular choices but I'm not a lover of the Hope buzz I have to say.  That said I'm not a lover of gold hubs either but considered them as the price was right.  Which leads me to budget of say £2-250 but goes without saying that cheaper the better.

I've seen THESE and wondered what people think.  Apparently the hubs are rebranded DT 240's with hub adapters for QR, 15 & 20mm.
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#2
Rovals always seem to be highly thought of. And the price looks good though you will get hit with duty and charges if ordering from the States.
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#3
Have you seen the Sun ones on CRC that have gone up overnight  Undecided <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=sun+wheels">http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Sear ... sun+wheels</a><!-- m -->

Come with all of the tubeless stuff too.
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&quot;Maestro&quot; Wrote:Have you seen the Sun ones on CRC that have gone up overnight  Undecided <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=sun+wheels">http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Sear ... sun+wheels</a><!-- m -->

Come with all of the tubeless stuff too.

Still a fairly good deal but they were much more of a deal before they bumped up the price by 50 quid. Im sure some people were quick enough though  Wink
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&quot;Maestro&quot; Wrote:Have you seen the Sun ones on CRC that have gone up overnight  Undecided <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=sun+wheels">http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Sear ... sun+wheels</a><!-- m -->

Come with all of the tubeless stuff too.

It was the Black Flags that I'd decided to buy but when I went to do so they had rocketed by £70  :o
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#6
Ok I've been offered a pair of the Traverse EL which tick all the boxes, changabe front hub, tubeless ready and should be lighter the my Crossrides by a couple of hundred grams.

The seller has told me the front hub is a bit "rumbley" and doesnt know if it just needs a service or if the bearings needs to replaced.  I've had a trawl on ebay and google and cant find any info on how to service the front hub or buy new bearings from and I dont want to commit before finding out.

Anyone got any ideas?
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#7
I think they are DT 240 hubs... I may be wrong though
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#8
I would steer clear. If its an easy job to fix why hasn't he done it himself. Maybe ask him to get the bearings replaced as part of the deal. And dont pay by Paypal gift.

Those Black Flags are still a good buy despite the price increase. I got the experts which apparently arent QR convertible. Though I am unsure on that as the whole process and adaptors are incredibly similar to those of my Hopes, which do convert to QR. And I doubt you will get a wheelset as strong and light (according to reviews and forum entries) at that price of either the experts or the pros. Hopes are nearer £300 PLUS the cost of the sealant, rim strips and the rear QR.
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#9
Selling my Crest on pro 2 Evo  Wink
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&quot;Maestro&quot; Wrote:Selling my Crest on pro 2 Evo  Wink

Excellent wheels. Stayed true with no flex of note for me and i must be 15st loaded up.
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