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Answer Alumilite TI vs Crupi Rhythm Wheels
newtonp
post Jan 7 2011, 11:46 AM
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Gonna upgrade the little rippers mini wheels.
Which of the above would you recommend?
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Brandon002
post Jan 7 2011, 11:48 AM
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depends... do you want to buy expensive answer cogs and tools or do you want the shimano compatible cassettes of the crupi hubs? Both are great wheels.
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post Jan 7 2011, 11:56 AM
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Answer ALL the way!!! Two of my three little ones ride that wheel set and I love em.


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post Jan 7 2011, 12:00 PM
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I have a set of each and I cant tell you which one is better. I have not had a single problem with either of them on my kids bikes. The answer one see a lot more use than the crupi ones as they are on his cruiser and he rides his class the most but I would buy either set again.
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post Jan 7 2011, 12:12 PM
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I would expect 50/50 on the voting. Both are great wheels sets. I run my little guy on the Ti Rhythms and could not be happier. For the reasons mentioned above by Brandon, expensive tools and proprietory cogs etc...Rhythms seemed the way to go for me. Also 24 spoke vs. 28 on the answer, which I believe makes them a tad lighter if you care about that. All that said if you found a great deal on the Answers I would not pass it up.
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post Jan 7 2011, 12:19 PM
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I would also suggest you look closely at the Bombshell SL wheels. At $299 and as light or lighter than the others it might be the ticket. We sold all our Answer stuff after a string of problems and have been really pleased with the Bombshells. I do sell a lot of the Answer stuff and people seem to really love it, but I was fed up. The truth is you probably can't go wrong with any of them.
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post Jan 7 2011, 01:52 PM
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Probably depends on the weight of your rider. We have the Answers and have 0 problems. Never really worried about cogs because we don't mess with the rollout. I've heard that the Answer mini alum axle can have issues if you're a heavier rider. Not sure about the 24 vs. 28 spokes but you have to think the same with Crupi, weight and strength might be a bigger issue.

Personally, I'd think eiither would be a solid choice but I would talk to someone who knows wheels and see what they recommend for your particular situation (kovachi or local wheel whiz).

For us, we went with Answer expert hubs and mini rims since rider weight was just over 100 lbs and jumping, but not nearly ready for 1.5 rims. Simply relace the hubs when we are ready. Very little cost if they make it that many years which at this point, I have no reason not to believe they won't.

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post Jan 7 2011, 01:53 PM
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I have several team riders on the answer wheels, they love them, so I have to go with them on this question.
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post Jan 7 2011, 02:27 PM
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Allius pro cassette... Same wheel as answer ti (I believe, atleast looks the same) but cheaper.
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post Jan 7 2011, 02:43 PM
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Answer.......with the chromoly axle replacement have been bulletproof. The hubs have been in three seperate sets of wheels, zero problems. Oh btw, the kid beats the crap out of them.
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