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Front Handbuilt Hope 29er Wheels - Disc

Front Handbuilt Hope 29er Wheels - Disc
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HANDBUILT WHEELS ON 29er RIMS (Please allow a build time of 5-8 days)
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  • Handbuilt front disc compatible wheels. All take the international standard 6 bolt fitting discs (except splined hubs). Base price is given for a front deore disc hub with a Mavic XM317 rim and ACI stainless steel double butted spokes. You can choose to upgrade your hubs, rims and spokes from the drop down menus. All wheels are handbuild for each order, please allow build time.
  • Non disc rims can be used with V-brakes and discs, disc rims have no braking surface
  • Select your rim, spoke and hub upgrades and the price will automatically update<
  • Please allow a build time of 5-8 days.
  • Please note: As all wheels are handbuilt to order please be sure your selection and order is correct. We reserve the right to deduct any labour costs if you change or cancel a wheel order.

Choosing your hub

  • You need to know your axle type. Your wheel axle will either be QR, 15mm or 20mm.

Choosing your rim

  • Usage = What sort of riding do you want to do? We have rims for all sorts of biking, from XC through to Downhill.
  • Internal width = The width of the gap that your tyre sits in. If you want to run bigger tyres (2.3″ or more) then they’ll perform much better if paired with a suitable width rim. Running fat tyres on narrow rims causes the tyre to deform and fold-over rather than support you and dig in for traction.
  • Tubeless = If you want to run wheels tubeless (ie. without inner tubes) then it’s a good idea to choose rims that are tubeless-ready from the get-go.
Mavic rims
  • TN319  – Usage: Cross country – Internal width: 19mm – Weight: 538g – Recommended tyre: 1.5 – 2.3
  • TN719 – Usage: Cross country – Internal width: 19mm – Weight: 510g – Recommended tyre: 1.5 – 2.3
  • XM819 UST – Usage: Trail – Internal width: 19mm – Weight: 405g – Recommended tyre: 1.5 – 2.3 – Tubeless
  • EN821 UST – Usage: Enduro – Internal width: 21mm – Weight: 460g – Recommended tyre: 2.1 – 2.5 – Tubeless
ZTR (Stans No Tubes) rims
  • Crest – Usage: Trail – Internal width: 21mm – Weight: 340g – Recommended tyre: 2.1 – 2.5 – Tubeless
  • Arch EX – Usage: Trail/Enduro – Internal width: 21mm – Weight: 400g – Recommended tyre: 2.1 – 2.5 – Tubeless
  • Flow EX – Enduro/Extreme – Internal width: 25.5mm – Weight: 490g – Recommended tyre: 2.3 – 3.0 – Tubeless

Choosing your spokes

  • DT Competition – Higher grade stainless steel double butted spoke suitable for XC, Trail or Enduro
Free shipping on this item to United States
  • Estimated delivery transit time: 6-10 Days Limited Tracking
  • Spring Parcel 6-10 Days Limited Tracking: $22.31
    Spring Global is part of TNT post NL, the parcel will be handed over to your national parcel service on arrival in your country. Please not this service does not have a guaranteed delivery time, please allow 7-14 days.
  • UPS International Express 2-4 Days Full Tracking: $44.63
    UPS premium international service. Delivered door to door by UPS so very reliable and easily trackable. Delivery times for most countries is around 2-4 working days.
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***** on 27/06/2014

Only used 4 times so far but included: Cwymcarn, Afan and 2 local rides - Coupled with Tubeless Nobby Nics these are amazing - light, stiff, great to look. Love the servicability and interchangability of Hope hubs. Glad I parted with my hard earned wedge.

***** on 10/04/2014

The second pair of handbuilt wheels I've bought now from Merlin. Great service and value, and unbelievable turnaround. Many thanks!

***** on 18/02/2014

Beautifully built wheels. Gave them a good run in at Afan and bike park wales and they were faultless.

***** on 28/09/2013

Really well built wheel set. I was surprised as I have the hope hoops version but these appear to be better built. The only downside was oil on the rims but I assume this was used for building prep. Pretty pedantic, I am really nit picking, they look really good, only a small play on them but no doubt they will do the job. I recommend you pay the extra for hand built by these guys as opposed to machine built. Ironically I could have chosen any hub colour but decided on black. Highly recommended. It's a shame they don't offer road options as this is a fantastic service.

***** on 05/09/2013

Well built. Smooth spinning hub. Wheels are stiff, handle better than any of my other wheels. Corners like a dream in tight switch backs and high speed turns.

***** on 27/05/2013

Awesome wheels - bomb proof and so light.

***** on 12/03/2013

Awesome wheel build, amazing quality, hope hubs are second to none. Not the lightest but near perfection. Stans are second to none. Would have loved to seen a couple more choices namely black nipples and more spoke choices, also straight pull hubs as an option would have been a nice option.

***** on 20/02/2013

Great build. Stiff and Light. This is my fourth set of wheels from Merlin - first 29er - all on Stans Rims and Hope Hubs. Every time they've arrive superbly built and well packaged. All are still running straight and true.

***** on 29/01/2013

What can I say.... Awesome would be a good start, these wheels really are an incredible upgrade to my stock wheels. They have completely changed the feel and handling of my 29er Anthem X.
The build quality is very good indeed as I would expect from Merlin.
They are really nice looking with the Red hope hubs.
I have converted to Tubeless which I was dreading.
My concerns were unfounded... I purchased Stans tubeless tape and solution from Merlin and had no problems at all with these Stans ZTR Crest rims. Very impressed and would recommend to anyone.

***** on 14/11/2012

Great Wheels that have been built very well. The Hope Hubs are easy to convert which is great for moving the wheels around onto other bikes.

***** on 30/10/2012

Brilliant front wheel.
Merlin's wheel building service is excellent - never had a problem with them.

***** on 30/10/2012

This is a great, great value wheel and the build was perfect. Tubeless setup was easy as always with Stans rims.

***** on 28/10/2012

I have 2 of these now, in gunsmoke and red, 1 with 1200kms use. Still perfectly true. Not the lightest but certianly strong. They surprisingly handle like shimano MT65 wheelset I have. Just watch out for WTB tyres as noted on the Stans website.

***** on 19/09/2012

Solid dependable wheel.

***** on 07/09/2012

Beautifully built wheels.

Can't recommend Merlin's handbuilt wheels enough....

***** on 17/08/2012

This product, order and delivery process is nothing less than excellent. As for the wheels only had them 3 days but the quality, build and performance I can't fault in any way. As a new International customer to Merlin ordering from Australia there is always some hesitation in hitting the "place Order"button hoping you get what you pay for in the specified time and the product actually makes it to your door albeit in 1 piece undamaged. Merlin you need to be congratulated on your customer service and delivery. My order was exact, build time as stated, email updates on progress and delivery to the door in Australia from warehouse to door in 2 weeks. I'll be back and I'll be telling my mates. One very pleased customer & by the way GREAT PRICE!

***** on 19/06/2012

Very nice wheelset, bought front and rear. Top quality

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