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29-er wheels

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by papercorn2000, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Are the rims used for 29" MTB wheels the same size as 700c road wheels?
     
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Yes. Well, same diameter, anyway. Don't know about the width.
    *imagines 2.35" tyres on Mavic Open Pros*
     
  3. OP
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    papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Cheers Doctor. It's for my cross bike. It's got discs and so instead of having wheels built specifically, I thought if I could get some off the peg, they would be cheaper and quicker to source. Width should be OK as cross tyres are 30-35mm.
     
  4. Monty Dog

    Monty Dog New Member

    Location:
    Fleet
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I got some of them FSA wheels :biggrin:

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  6. OP
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    papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Nice! I'll have to work out a way of sneaking them in under the radar!
     
  7. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Old stanbys include :-
    They're old ones, I've had them for ages.
    The others were worn out / had cracking round the spokes so they weren't safe.

    Personally I just order them. I don't say anything about shoes, clothes or haircuts that cost £50 or more, and I don't get comments about new components, chains, wheels or lycra. Works both ways. Anything really spendy (my new carbon frame springs to mind), we discuss it first. Other than that, we just get on with it.
     
  8. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  9. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    just a guess, but maybe there are some people about, posing on supposed cross bikes, egged on by marketing departments;)??