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Vuelta Excalibur Freeride Wheels

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  1. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Sorry, that this is bike related, but I blindly put these wheels on my new XC ride last night, and I dunno anything about them. Anyone have info?

    Maybe they could have cleaned the wheels before the photo shoot?

     

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  2. JRB

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    Looks wide.
     
  3. Echo

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    I folded one of those over like it was made out of butter. Damn near killed myself in the process. I suppose if you never do anything remotely freeride-like, you might get a few weeks out of them :p
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Why would you put free ride wheels on a XC rig? :think:
     
  5. Mackie

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    I had a set on an XC ride of mine.
    They worked well, and looked OK when i peeled the cheesy stickers off. The Formula hubs they lace into them are noting special. They work, and that's about it. As for why a FR rim on an XC wheel? I'm a big guy, they are passably light, and they are wide enough to run big wide tires which I like on my HT.

    The wheels got sold off a while back.
     
  6. stinkyboy

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    I'm not a weight weenie, and I wanted something stronger than the Black Eye (foreshadowing?) wheels that came stock on my Kikapu (06! - Photos to come). I'm aggressive, but I won't do anything big on this bike, and if they break, bust out another set of Azonic Outlaws! I have a set of Cross Max's, but I have to get them trued after every ride...
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  8. Echo

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    Now I'm hungry. For some popcorn.
     
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    Cheap pinned rims, I have used some for a while, and they have worked for me, but I don't ride like Echo.
     
  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I actually found it amusing that they were called "free ride" rims. I always thought the term was "freeride"? :confused:
     
  11. dwaugh

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    I liked mine until I seriously bent it. But that was after I missed the landing to a jump and endoed. They should be ok for XC.
     
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    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    Mine's held up well so far. I've had it for a good 10months on my rigid hardtail that's taken the abuse of all sorts of dj/urban crap I've thrown at it. Its on a wheel that me and my dad built off of sheldonbrown's website (instructions, never built wheels before this) It's still perfectly true after I did this to my bike.

    Got the rim for like $25 from icycles.com I think...
     
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    ummm....i think theres something wrong with that picture....