Where to buy 27.5" wheels in Germany?

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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athletic
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My gf has a Canyon Yellowstone AL 4.9 (27.5") which was a wrong decision for her own weight, so we are trying to make the bike lighter like the Grand Canyon AL SLX 7.9W model, which we can make the biggest difference by upgrading its heavy Alex EN24 + Shimano RM66 wheels.

The wheels they use for Grand Canyon AL SLX 7.9W are Mavic Crossride, but since we need 27.5" size and the bike is in Germany, we couldn't find many options.

After upgrading the wheelset, we will change the handlebar with a lighter and narrower one and the seat with a lady specific light one as well.

I already checked starbike, spent some time on ebay, bike24 but couldn't find.
Thought of buying light parts with deals and have a shop assamble the wheels but the service fees are so pricey, not a good idea.

Where we can find lighter wheelset at an affordable price in Germany?
Thanks.

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by mattr

It's funny as most of Europe is now mail ordering from Germany as it's so cheap......
Bike discount, hibike, bike24 just for starters...... Sure there are others.

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by mattr

387 hits on bike 24.
Pairs of wheels from about €150 to €3199.
What's your budget?

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by mattr

Or you could just build your own.
Wheel building is made out to be far harder than it actually is.

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by motorapido

I know its not in Germany but try RCZ bikeshop in Luxembourg, i think they are mail order only, they have a few of there own build wheels with Stan's ZTR Crest rims at reasonable prices,

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r2bike

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by spookyload

What part of Germany? I used to go to a large shop in Manheim called http://www.zweirad-stadler.com/ They had a huge selection of parts. It was the biggest shop I went to in my three years in Germany.

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in Leipzig.

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by aspms

Try actionsports.de with some of their offers or custom ones: http://www.actionsports.de/de/laufraede ... disc-650b/

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Rosebikes.de

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by DanW

My wheels from R2 Bike have been quite disappointing. Way over the claimed weight and the spokes have come comically loose after just 4 hours riding. No idea how they built them for that to happen as I've never had such a thing happen before. I've had to get them rebuilt as a result

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by mattr

TBH I usually treat mail order custom builds as a good way to get cheap parts. (Unless it's from a proper wheel builder, jra or someone)

It's very difficult to even get the parts for the price most charge for the complete build.
So an evening sat on the sofa with a couple of beers checking them over usually pays dividends.
(And occasionally uncovers some howlers!)

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by DanW

True, the price of the sum of the parts was good but R2 write a decent spiel about how they are quality wheel builders etc etc. I wouldn't expect a good build from someone like CRC but was mildly hopeful from R2. JRA and Clee Cycles have always built me good wheels I haven't ever had to touch so I got a bit complacent about an expensive wheel build ;)

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Look on r2 bike.de

And your dream came thru
BE a bike raider ,NOT a net surfer!

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by mattr

DanW wrote: write a decent spiel about how they are quality wheel builders etc etc.
They've got a good advertising man? (But no good wheel builder!)

And the best non-specialist wheel build I've ever had was actually from CRC. Didn't have to do anything other than drink the beer!

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