good sturdy off-road wheel??

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by stackz, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. stackz

    stackz New Member

    alright well after mounting my engine to my 26" wheel el cheapo walmart mountain bike I went...offroading lol.

    now I know that after past experience on good high speed downhill offroadings that a normal bike wheel "should" be able to do a high speed dirt slide and take the abuse...

    well, my rear wheel didnt like it and bent pretty good on me :shock:

    what should I look for in a rear wheel that I can abuse??:rolleyes:

  2. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Member

    go to a bike shop and get a good downhill wheel set
    those things are designed to be abused
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    a supporter of out local bicycle shop

    once bicycle shop owner Mountainman agrees with this message

    plus - I have seen many heavy duty wheels mentioned here on site

    saw one here the other day -- sorry -- forgot which thread
    it had 10 gage spokes

    ride that thing
  4. heathyoung

    heathyoung Member

    Get yourself a decent dual wall rim, with a decent hub (novatech/shimano etc not quando - yuk) and heavy spokes.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    we also have the wheelmaster vendor here on site

    wouldn't hurt to support one of our own....

    ride that thing
  6. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    google Velocity / heavy metal, you'll get lots of distributor matches. i'm sure i just saw them lately for around $250.00 foro the pair.

    which unfortunately is double what i just gave for a pair of new wheels with shimano disk hubs, stainless spokes and Big Mammoth Fat rims