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Syncros rims & Hope Bulb hubs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stinkyboy, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    These will actually be built for my Kikapu, but I'm a big guy, and not a weight weenie. Anyone have experience with either/both?

    Sorry if this is bike related...

    :dancing:
     
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  2. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    hope bulbs, despite the rah-rah chants of brian, are actually a damn good product. the ability to convert fairly easily between QR and thru-axle is a plus, the quality is top-notch, and they are generally a fair bit cheaper than CK or Hadley. can't say anything about syncros rims; why veer from mavic?
     
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  3. Echo

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    I dunno about those rims... but Tweek has been abusing a Hope Bulb front hub for several years now with no problems.
     
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    I think they will suck, since you want them. :D
     
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  5. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I've had my pair of hopes for about six months. No problems.
     
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  6. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I've replaced 13 broken spokes (no lie, I replaced with a different color spoke each time to track the "progress") on my 321's, and finally threw some Outlaws on the Stinky.

    My CrossMax's spokes like to jump out of the hub from time to time.

    I guess it's visual. I have some white Vueltas on there now which feel like they're going to snap.

    OK, what about Halo rims? Can ya get those in The States?



    The new fork and King headset go on tomorrow!
     
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  7. narlus

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    the only rims i've had serious exp w/ are mavics (a variety), sun rhyno lites, singlewides, and er...that's it. the rhyno lite's a decent, cheap, dependable rim. it can be a real pain though mounting certain tires.
     
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  8. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    A buddy runs those with Hookworms, and I was on my 3rd beer when he finished a flat change in the parking lot of the bar.

    :D
     
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  9. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    one of the most frustrating bike mechanic moments involved a rhyno lite, a gazzy jr DH tire, and 3 plastic tire levers. two pinched tubes and 3 broken levers later, i gave up.
     
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  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Dude realized he was slow leakin, and he looked at me ghost white and said: "You've got your big metal levers right?" Me: "Yup, here ya go, I'll be in the bar".

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  11. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Come on Tim, I only rah-rah kick ass products:eviltongu

    I have bulbs on my trail bike and DS bike.:thumb:
     
  12. scrublover

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    good stuff. i've got a pair of hope bulbs (somm front/qr rear) laced to syncros dp25 rims on one bike, and a nother hope 20mm front on another. no problems at all. should be a good build.

    if you need a bit more beef, the dp rims come in a 28mm wide version too.
     
  13. Changleen

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    Hope stuff does kick ass. Rims don't matter quite so much as long as the builder does a good job. Having said that my straightest rims are my D321s.