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Son recently got into riding and taco’d his front wheel. It’s a QR and REI quoted about $100 for a new one. Is it worth it or should I look around for a better quality wheel for him? Already tried to call Yellow bike, but I think they’re closed due to COVID.

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Yellow Bike has limited hours. You can sign up for a designated shopping slot.

I'm certain you can find a decent used replacement wheel here or on a classified ads page.

You didn't provide enough details for anyone to help you find it, though.

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I picked up a Shimano/WTB from Cabria Bike for ~$75 a few months ago. If you want really cheap they have wheels that are ~$50 if I remember correctly.

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A couple more details. It’s a 115mm QR hub with a disk brake(not sure of rotor size). He’s on the heavier side so I’d like to put on something that’s a bit sturdier.

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Get a better wheel than the one he taco'd.  Otherwise you'll be buying another one soon.

A wheel with more spokes should help.

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3 hours ago, crankin said:

A couple more details. It’s a 115mm QR hub with a disk brake(not sure of rotor size). He’s on the heavier side so I’d like to put on something that’s a bit sturdier.

What size rim?

More spoke might not necessarily help. A strong rim and properly tensioned spokes will go a long way.

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32 minutes ago, mack_turtle said:

properly tensioned spokes will go a long way.

Amen to that.

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4 hours ago, mack_turtle said:

What size rim?

More spoke might not necessarily help. A strong rim and properly tensioned spokes will go a long way.

27.5

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i have two WTB frequency team i23 hoops that are 32h you can have. no dents , dings and roll true

 

 

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34 minutes ago, ATXZJ said:

i have two WTB frequency team i23 hoops that are 32h you can have. no dents , dings and roll true

 

 

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ATXZJ, I really appreciate the offer but this is an entry level REI bike and my son just started riding so I don’t know if he’ll stick with it. He is going to try Yellow bike for some cheap options. 

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1 hour ago, crankin said:

ATXZJ, I really appreciate the offer but this is an entry level REI bike and my son just started riding so I don’t know if he’ll stick with it. He is going to try Yellow bike for some cheap options. 

Define "cheap" with a specific number. You can re-lace one of these rims to the old hub for the cost of a fistfull of spokes. Lacing wheels is not rocket science. DIY or die!

Finding a 27.5" wheel at YBP is very unlikely!

 

115mm QR hub? That's a new standard to me.

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27 minutes ago, mack_turtle said:

Define "cheap" with a specific number. You can re-lace one of these rims to the old hub for the cost of a fistfull of spokes. Lacing wheels is not rocket science. DIY or die!

Finding a 27.5" wheel at YBP is very unlikely!

 

115mm QR hub? That's a new standard to me.

I always thought building wheels was a costly endeavor, but I have no experience. REI were the ones that told him 115mm and I haven’t had a bike with QR since the 90’s. Also, with all the different spoke sizes I’d have no idea where to start. 

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Google "how to build a bicycle wheel." I've built dozens. It's not hard. Someone offered you a free rim. Measure the hub and use one of the many free spoke calculators out there to figure it out.

REI has gone downhill since I worked there if they think your bike has a 115mm axle.  There are skewers that are 115, but most axles are either 100mm or 110mm aka "boost."

What specific bike is it?

I only ask because I am trying to empower you to save yourself money and get your kid back on the trail. You can do this.

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27 minutes ago, mack_turtle said:

Google "how to build a bicycle wheel." I've built dozens. It's not hard. Someone offered you a free rim. Measure the hub and use one of the many free spoke calculators out there to figure it out.

REI has gone downhill since I worked there if they think your bike has a 115mm axle.  There are skewers that are 115, but most axles are either 100mm or 110mm aka "boost."

What specific bike is it?

I only ask because I am trying to empower you to save yourself money and get your kid back on the trail. You can do this.

It’s a Co-op DRT 1.1. I’ve tried to find out some details about the hub but haven’t had any luck. 

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the description shows it has 32 hole wheels. doubtful the spokes will be the right length for these wtb but stranger things have happened. You want em they're yours and ill throw in some tubeless valvestems and some brand new WTB trail boss tires.

all for free to a good cause if you get this crap out of my life

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I am certain that is a 100mm front hub with a QR skewer. Measure the hub and get the spokes, lace a free rim to the old hub. Easy-peasy.

I looked up "27.5 front wheel qr" and found a ton of options for well under $100 when you search for sales. Standard retail prices for what REI could acquire from their distributors sounds fair.

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25 minutes ago, ATXZJ said:

the description shows it has 32 hole wheels. doubtful the spokes will be the right length for these wtb but stranger things have happened. You want em they're yours and ill throw in some tubeless valvestems and some brand new WTB trail boss tires.

all for free to a good cause if you get this crap out of my life

ATXZJ. I’ll take you up on your offer and I’ll give lacing a wheel a shot. How can I get your contact info? 

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25 minutes ago, crankin said:

ATXZJ. I’ll take you up on your offer and I’ll give lacing a wheel a shot. How can I get your contact info? 

And you'll get to meet a nice person.

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11 hours ago, crankin said:

ATXZJ. I’ll take you up on your offer and I’ll give lacing a wheel a shot. How can I get your contact info? 

Pm sent

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