>>1273551>Also, don't want to spend more than $100 per wheel & prefer much less.>Suggestions?
I agree with this Anon >>1273564
- but if you are willing to take a risk on some fuckhuge heavy wheels and hunt for deals, you can pull off Sun Rhynolite or Sun Rhynolite XL wheelset for $100, 26x2.0" Schwalbe Marathon Supremes ($100 if lucky), Velocity Veloplugs or rim tape, and tubes for about $250.
There are risks. My wheelset came perfectly true and strong as fuck (from Niagra cycle which is bankrupt now), but one of the Supremes was not perfectly round (ordered from bikediscount.de
I think). Someone said flawed Schwalbes are unloaded randomly from Europe on international buyers and I believe it. But it rode fine, at the low psi I like didn't notice at all.
This is just one example. Sun Rhynolite is a bikeforums boomer favorite because they don't give a shit about weight, usually 36h and I've seen them in commuters, touring, and MTB. Super wide rim makes the tire profile really comfy (more round less lightbulb shape). My wheelset was rim and disc brake compatible.
But it doesn't have to be those, you just need to do your research. There are Craiglist 26ers that have been ridden 3 times in two decades. Look for one that is $50-$75 and pristine, then buy the right kind of grease and tools to repack the hubs... Then slap Supremes on there and you're golden
There's a lot to learn. Pic related. Find a bike coop if you aren't willing to Googlehttps://blueskycycling.com/products/shimano-deore-wheels-w-sun-rhyno-lite-rims?variant=5244709568544
You're looking at closer to $300 at current prices, but eBay is your friend. 2.0 vs 1.6 is a pretty big difference in comfort as well. First Anon who said 2.0" knows what they're talking about