Which training wheels for my 29er build?

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vfb
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by vfb

I need som help! Within a few weeks i will get my S-Works epic 29er framset.
But i dont know which wheels to put on as my training wheels, i would like to have a wheelset there i compitable with both a normal 135mm rear hub and also with 12x142 rear axle. So i also can use them on some of my other bikes. They have to be cheap and stabil. I dont want a wheel there has to be straighten every week and always need new bearings. For me it is not an issue if they are heavy, then i will just get some better traning 8)
Any advice?
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/Victor
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Grahamnz
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by Grahamnz

Ive just got a second wheelset for my spec epic 29. Id advise you to stick with a specialised set. Changing from a 142+mm hub to a 142 syntace (hope pro 2) for example requires adjusting the rear d and disc slightly. Its a bit of a hassle everytime you change the wheel.

Try buying a set of roval 29 wheels. As it so happens i have a set in NZ for sale :p

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Why not a nice (and not too expensive) wheelset which you could use as a spare wheelset for racing?

A wheelset with Stan's rims can be built quite cheaply these days.

Postage from NZ to DK is probably a lot anyway :)

vfb
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Grahamnz wrote:Ive just got a second wheelset for my spec epic 29. Id advise you to stick with a specialised set. Changing from a 142+mm hub to a 142 syntace (hope pro 2) for example requires adjusting the rear d and disc slightly. Its a bit of a hassle everytime you change the wheel.

Try buying a set of roval 29 wheels. As it so happens i have a set in NZ for sale :p


I have also tought that i mabye just schould drop the dream about using the same rear wheel on all og my bikes. Because it seems to be a little difficult to get a wheel from other than specialized! They make some "cheap" rovals but they are still pretty expensive! And if i dont remember wrong they cant deliver them, but i am not scure about that..

Marsbar: I have also tought about that, but i have just ordered a pair of wheels with dt 240s hubs revo spokes and crest rims. They are going to be my racing wheels until i will get money for a pair of ENVE tubular 8)

Right now i am thinking of this.
Sram x9 hubs good durability i have a pair there has gone around 2000 kilometeres most in DEEP mud and they spin perfect! A bit heavy, but it dosent matter when it is in the hubs. You can have the rear hub in 12x142. And sram has AWESOME customer service!
Dt comp spokes, mabye revo.
Mavic 719 rims OR no tubes arch!
Then i will get a heavy pair of wheels but the weight will most be in the hubs.But still not so heavy that i cant use them as spare wheels in a racing. And they are durable! Which is very important for me, as i ride my stuff very hard!
This bike is not going to be ridden much because i have a couple of other bikes to ride for normal training and muddy races! so most for the long rides and important races because it will still be lighter than my other bikes. :D
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First off, I like Stans wheels. 2nd. don't expect wheels even from the same manufacturer to line up with the disc well enough to just drop in the other wheel. This was the most shocking thing to my coming from road bikes where my 4 road bikes and 6 wheelsets all play nice. I have found that with MTB wheels, even from the same manufacturer if different models, the brakes will invariably not line up. I have spent hours with wheelsmith shims on all my MTB wheels to get them to play nice and with Jucy 7 brakes that worked. Now that I have converted to the newer SRAM brakes, the tolerance is even tighter and the tiny shims are now more than the tolerance so I have to leave my 4 mountain bikes with the same wheelsets all the time and my spare wheelset when I use it I have to reset the brakes slightly. At least I don't have to get the Allen wrench out. I can generally get it to work by pushing the pucks all the way out and then pumping the brake down again.
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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