offroad 26" bike rim sudgestions

GWhilly

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looking for a 6-7 speed hub heavy duty wire hub rear wheel (or a non wire one that i don't have to convert brakes on)
i ride my little seeutek kit pretty hard off road and my rear rim is bent to s**t. its a 27.5 inch huffy but im going to switch to 26 inch rims in the back for now maybe in the front as well. but for now just looking for a good bike rim i wont have to replace
 

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6 or 7 speed means a freewheel hub. Those hubs aren't good for vigorous riding; the axle is prone to bending. This is why cassette hubs were invented. Really strong wheels such as the ones used on downhill bikes can cost over a $1000 US. So it depends just how serious you're wanting to get.
 

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i guess switching the gears off wouldnt be the worst downfall if it saved me some money. i could spend maybe 2-300 max. but dont want to get too involved as this is only my first bike. i plan on doing a way better one next
 

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i guess switching the gears off wouldnt be the worst downfall if it saved me some money. i could spend maybe 2-300 max. but dont want to get too involved as this is only my first bike. i plan on doing a way better one next
You're probably better off finding a different bike, Giant or something like it used, and switch everything over. Huffy's have the worst wheels.
 

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alright any brands to stay away from? and what would i look for for a better rim? i ride it hard
 

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The bike you need depends a lot of the difficulty of the trails you'll be riding. Have you seen any of the mountian bike test ride videos? After putting them on moderate trails most entry level bikes $500 took major damage. The undamaged bikes were around $1000. Department store bikes were destroyed.
 

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Strongest wheel for motorized bikes has got to be the Grubee HD


All steel, 12 gauge spokes, double wall rims, sealed bearings, and you bolt the sprocket to the hub so no sketchy adapters. Disk brake compatible.

Theres 2 models for different fork spacing.
 
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Strongest wheel for motorized bikes has got to be the Grubee HD


All steel, 12 gauge spokes, double wall rims, sealed bearings, and you bolt the sprocket to the hub so no sketchy adapters. Disk brake compatible.

Theres 2 models for different fork spacing.
would love to order one but the person running the ebay is a complete as***le. actually did try to order one and got a message saying i needed to paypal him an additional 80$. then after being alarmed by thisa i decided to check his site where he was charging 35$ for shipping and less for the product. when i mentioned it he said i have no common sense and wouldn't be doing business. so f*** that guy
 

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Huffy's have the worst wheels.
I agree I wonder how long the cranbrook or nel lusso stock wheels last when MB builders skimp on builds then sell them. My stock nel lusso wheel rim is bent and the hub is ####ed. I must have hit the coaster brake too hard and then the coaster arm started wearing on the sprocket. I'm starting to think the best motorized bike rear hub is a drum brake hub with solid mount sprocket.
 
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