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    Putting feelers out for some wheels

    During my last ride, my rear wheel developed a troublesome amount of play. I haven't had time to figure out exactly what is going on in there, but IMO the stock wheels/hub is the weakest part of the bike's build. So, now I have the option to spend money fixing a part I don't really like, or spending a little more and getting a bit of an upgrade.

    I've had my eye on a new gravel bike, so I don't want to blow my bike fund here. Probably looking for someone who replaced their stock wheels and still have them laying around, but open to whatever. I'm not real picky about brand, color or anything like that, but I do want it to fit without scrambling for adaptors. Boost spacing, 27.5", XD driver, and a minimum of 29mm internal width. Rear wheel for sure, but I would consider the set if the right one came along.

    So, anyone got anything laying around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    During my last ride, my rear wheel developed a troublesome amount of play. I haven't had time to figure out exactly what is going on in there, but IMO the stock wheels/hub is the weakest part of the bike's build. So, now I have the option to spend money fixing a part I don't really like, or spending a little more and getting a bit of an upgrade.

    I've had my eye on a new gravel bike, so I don't want to blow my bike fund here. Probably looking for someone who replaced their stock wheels and still have them laying around, but open to whatever. I'm not real picky about brand, color or anything like that, but I do want it to fit without scrambling for adaptors. Boost spacing, 27.5", XD driver, and a minimum of 29mm internal width. Rear wheel for sure, but I would consider the set if the right one came along.

    So, anyone got anything laying around?

    I have a really nice mavic XA elite 27.5 boost wheelset with a brand new never ridden rear wheel, and the front wheel has very very low miles and is straight as an arrow. still covered under mavic warranty for quite some time I believe. the rear wheel will include both XD and Shimano drivers, also brand new.

    the only thing outside your guidelines is internal rim width. these are 25mm internal width, same with as original Stans flow rims (I still ride these) and felt great. its like a $700 wheel set, looking for $400 but am negotiable

    let me know
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    I developed hard to diagnose rear wheel play too. Turned out my framed was cracked. Replaced the chain stay and it stopped the play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seths Pool View Post
    I have a really nice mavic XA elite 27.5 boost wheelset with a brand new never ridden rear wheel, and the front wheel has very very low miles and is straight as an arrow. still covered under mavic warranty for quite some time I believe. the rear wheel will include both XD and Shimano drivers, also brand new.

    the only thing outside your guidelines is internal rim width. these are 25mm internal width, same with as original Stans flow rims (I still ride these) and felt great. its like a $700 wheel set, looking for $400 but am negotiable

    let me know
    Thanks for the offer, but my current 29mm rims are already too narrow for 27.5+ tires by most manufacturer's standards. I really don't want to take it in the other direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    I developed hard to diagnose rear wheel play too. Turned out my framed was cracked. Replaced the chain stay and it stopped the play.
    Good tip, Tip. I am now worried that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The play seems to be coming from between the cassette and the spokes. It was also causing poor shifting and the chain to contact the tire when in granny gear. Maybe I'll see if I can get around to doing some further diagnosis tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeFiveSix View Post
    Nice. What type of hubs are in there?
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    Novatec D542 rear and D541 Front.

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