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Just my first post I messed up my bike the front wheel bent and it flipped which bent my frame and broke the rear sprocket for the bike chain in half so I Am wondering if I should get mag wheels so they won’t bend as easily I have heard the metal will blow apart from pressure I don’t know if it’s true or not but I need some ideas for a new build planning on using a cranbrook but I am using it for trail riding mostly. I will put picture of the bent wheel so everyone will know to keep your spoked wheels true
 

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As with anything, there are pros and cons to mag wheels. They don't take as kindly to hard impacts as a spoke wheel, such as striking a pot hole in the road hard. The flex in a spoke wheel is actually beneficial in this regard as they allow for some flex and give to impacts. This is why dirt bikes still use spoke wheels. Mag wheels are also a bit heavier than their spoked counter parts.

One advantage to them is, they are rigid. This means they don't give when being driven by an engine. They have no spokes to bend and flex and put the wheel out of true, so they are lower maintenance. They tend to use roller bearings, which in my opinion are superior to cup and cone style that normal bike wheels use. They don't flex as much during cornering making them feel much more stable in turns.

For road use, they are advantageous.

All of that being said, if you crash your bike hard enough to bend the frame like you did the last one, it doesn't really matter what wheels you have on it lol.
 
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As with anything, there are pros and cons to mag wheels. They don't take as kindly to hard impacts as a spoke wheel, such as striking a pot hole in the road hard. The flex in a spoke wheel is actually beneficial in this regard as they allow for some flex and give to impacts. This is why dirt bikes still use spoke wheels. Mag wheels are also a bit heavier than their spoked counter parts.

One advantage to them is, they are rigid. This means they don't give when being driven by an engine. They have no spokes to bend and flex and put the wheel out of true, so they are lower maintenance. They tend to use roller bearings, which in my opinion are superior to cup and cone style that normal bike wheels use. They don't flex as much during cornering making them feel much more stable in turns.

For road use, they are advantageous.

All of that being said, if you crash your bike hard enough to bend the frame like you did the last one, it doesn't really matter what wheels you have on it lol.
Well I was only going idle speeds on a 66cc china doll so I think the bike bending like that was bound to happen it was a cheap frame about 12 years old what are your opinions on a cranbrook
 

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Well I was only going idle speeds on a 66cc china doll so I think the bike bending like that was bound to happen it was a cheap frame about 12 years old what are your opinions on a cranbrook
I have no opinions of my own on the Crankbrook as I have never ridden one, but I do know it has been an incredibly popular budget bike to put motors on for several years.

I think the only complaint some people have had recent has to do with the rear coaster brake lever being a bit flimsy and doesn't take well to really hard braking. I have also heard that they aren't geared very well for actual pedaling, if that is important to you.

I know a good alternative to the Crankbrook is the 26inch Kent Bayside. Price wise it's 10 more dollars than the Crankbrook and it comes with caliper brakes front and rear, and a 7 speed driveline for pedaling, making it more useful as an actual bike if you live anywhere with hills.
This is the Bayside. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kent-26-...HH7fdcrYGde71b8PXfYaAvXGEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

I am a fan of Kent bicycles. My current bike is a Kent, and I have had a few in the past. Always been decent quality for the price.
 

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My first build was on a Cranny, very comfy bike. I seized the coaster brake and destroyed the wheel. I rebuilt it with a multi-speed wheel but with just a single rear sprocket, and rim brakes.
 

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I'm thinking about getting Gru-Bee HD rims (at least for the rear)... it's either that or mag rims. I want a rim with the sprocket being part of the rim assembly... no rag or even CNC mounts. I need to feel secure in riding around on the bike. Currently I do not... I find myself holding on for dear life no matter the speed simply because I am too large for the bike and I know those rims are taking a beating just riding down the road.

Anyone know how mag rims handle heavier loads (280lbs)?
 

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using a cranbrook but I am using it for trail riding mostly.
As with anything, there are pros and cons to mag wheels. They don't take as kindly to hard impacts as a spoke wheel, such as striking a pot hole in the road hard. The flex in a spoke wheel is actually beneficial in this regard as they allow for some flex and give to impacts. This is why dirt bikes still use spoke wheels. Mag wheels are also a bit heavier than their spoked counter parts.
Trail riding and mags do not mix...lol...mags really are meant for street riding as they will crack and break under very rough riding conditions like trail and off road riding.
 

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what are your opinions on a cranbrook
I have no opinions of my own on the Crankbrook as I have never ridden one
My first build was on a Cranny, very comfy bike. I seized the coaster brake and destroyed the wheel. I rebuilt it with a multi-speed wheel but with just a single rear sprocket, and rim brakes.
I had a "Cranny" up until May 2020 when the frame cracked and broke...Also the stock rims are horrible especially the coaster brakes and wheel bearings too...They are Chinese junk...They do not stand up in my opinion...I went to a Hyper beach cruiser instead and also use mags, but I am just on road street riding...Much better welds, heavier made frame, much better comfort and ride then the "Cranny" ever thought of being...lol.

 
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