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April 2, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
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Re: Wheel Build Advise Please

Posted by: ryando

I'm a big guy and absolutely destroy any Hope hub I've had. The inboard freehub bearing just disintegrates after a few rides. I also crack their alloy free hub bodies so make sure to get a steel one.

What do you use if you are destroying Hope hubs? And what type of riding is that? Cheers!

March 29, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
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Re: Wheel Build Advise Please

Hi JBV, I would think I will be hard wearing on just about anything yes. I haven't decided yet, any suggestions? Likely a hope hub, of the boost variety. Hope Pro 4 MTB Boost maybe. I will pop into a couple of the suggested places there and discuss what they think is best.

March 28, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
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Re: Wheel Build Advise Please

Wonderful, thanks! I will check out the few suggested at the weekend. I will likely go with 36 hole if I can get decent components to build up, every little helps. I have had wheels built for touring bikes and generally go with 36 holes so it will depend what is available for 29er rims/hubs as I am less familiar with the mountain bike space.  I'll check out the prolock nipples too.

March 27, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
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Wheel Build Advise Please

I am new to the Vancouver area and need to get a set of wheels built. Who can advise on a good shop to get a set of mountain bike wheels built? 

For context, I am focusing on durability rather than performance as primarily for cross country bikepacking adventures, but want to to be able to ride some trails. I don't want to break the bank either. 29" wheels wanted for a steel frame Kona Big Honzo and I am a big guy at 240lbs. 

Any pointers appreciated!

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