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29er wheels - Cross Ride or Black Flag?
« on: April 19, 2013, 09:51:55 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with the Cross ride disc 29?

Would one of the Sun Ringle Black Flag wheel sets (comp or expert) be better?

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Re: 29er wheels - Cross Ride or Black Flag?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 10:02:33 AM »
My personal preference would be the Black Flag, but at least the Expert or Pro level.  You can't go wrong with the straight pull spoke/hub setup.  And they come with Stan's licensed rims so tubeless setup is a little easier IMO.

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Re: 29er wheels - Cross Ride or Black Flag?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 10:05:51 AM »
what model did you get?

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Re: 29er wheels - Cross Ride or Black Flag?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 11:38:56 AM »
what model did you get?

I have the 2012 BF Pro.  The updated 2013 BF pro now has faster engagement, 7.5 degree, and a slightly taller rim so it's stiffer too.  And it has all three front axle end cap options included with the set.  You do need to buy separately the 142 x 12 end caps for the rear.

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Re: 29er wheels - Cross Ride or Black Flag?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 11:45:07 AM »
What is the difference in the Black Flag or the Charger? It looks just like rims to me.

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Re: 29er wheels - Cross Ride or Black Flag?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 02:33:50 PM »
What is the difference in the Black Flag or the Charger? It looks just like rims to me.

Charger is the AM version with wider rim, BF is the narrower rim XC/race wheel.  I've had both varieties, and really like them!  The hub internals upgrade makes them all the better, and for all intents and purposes you're getting Stan's rims (Sun-Ringle actually mfg's Stan's rims but Stan's holds the license for the tubeless technology).

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