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Can't find a rear wheel (700c)

Old 09-16-20, 04:45 PM
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Can't find a rear wheel (700c)

I have a few years old Giant Contend 1. The rear wheel has developed cracks around the spokes, possibly because I'm on the heavy side (230lb). Fortunately I have a back up so replacement is not super urgent but I'm having a hard time finding a replacement. The wheel is 700c, 9-speed Shimano, tubeless, quick-release, rim brakes, 24 spokes (do I need more?). On the side of the Giant wheel is "ETRTO-622x17".

What other information is needed?

I checked with my LBS and they aren't doing anything but selling bikes at the moment, so they can't help me.
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Old 09-16-20, 05:16 PM
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Google the wheel you need and you will have no problem. Not many 9 speeds around you will easily find a rear wheel. Any wheel that is set of 8-11 speed will work with proper space depending on the set up. Just get one that is tubeless compatible 700c does not make a difference how many spokes but my thinking is get a sturdy wheel preferably 32 .rear spokes and you will be riding it for years.
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As stated, at least 32 spokes.
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Old 09-16-20, 07:35 PM
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Original owner? Original wheels? A few years old? See if Giant will warranty them, what do you have to lose?
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Old 09-17-20, 04:02 AM
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If you want something that will last look at 36 spokes.

I weigh what you do, at times a good bit more. I've had bad luck with anything less than 36 spokes on the rear wheel. On the other hand I've had 36 spoke rear wheels that lasted over 35 years.

I just bought a new rear wheel for my heavy azz ebike. Universal cycle sold a brand of wheels called "Quality Wheels" with a Velocity No BS rim for just a touch over $100. I put an 8 speed cassette on it. I'm really happy with it

Trouble is Universal seems to be completely sold out of 700c rear wheels

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...?category=6812

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Originally Posted by Hokiedad4 View Post
I have a few years old Giant Contend 1. The rear wheel has developed cracks around the spokes, possibly because I'm on the heavy side (230lb). Fortunately I have a back up so replacement is not super urgent but I'm having a hard time finding a replacement. The wheel is 700c, 9-speed Shimano, tubeless, quick-release, rim brakes, 24 spokes (do I need more?). On the side of the Giant wheel is "ETRTO-622x17".

What other information is needed?

I checked with my LBS and they aren't doing anything but selling bikes at the moment, so they can't help me.
If you just search "700c rear wheel rim brake" in your favorite search engine, you will find a ton of options. Look for a wheel that matches your dropout spacing and you should be fine. Assuming the bike uses 130mm spacing (based on 9-speed), something like this should work:

https://www.nashbar.com/quality-whee...we7280/p541316

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid View Post
That is a nice looking wheel but unfortunately "discontinued". finding a wheel that you can actually buy is a serious challenge these days.
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Old 09-17-20, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Pop N Wood View Post
That is a nice looking wheel but unfortunately "discontinued". finding a wheel that you can actually buy is a serious challenge these days.
good catch. i missed the "discontinued" when I found that link earlier.

This one looks like it's available:

https://www.modernbike.com/quality-w...r460-32h-black
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This looks perfect but I have a question about compatibility with my 9-speed cassette.

Cassette Body Type: Shimano, Shimano/SRAM 11 Speed Road, Shimano/SRAM 8,9,10 Speed

Will I need any spacers or anything, or will my cassette fit this wheel?
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Originally Posted by Hokiedad4 View Post
This looks perfect but I have a question about compatibility with my 9-speed cassette.

Cassette Body Type: Shimano, Shimano/SRAM 11 Speed Road, Shimano/SRAM 8,9,10 Speed

Will I need any spacers or anything, or will my cassette fit this wheel?
Yes, you will need a spacer which are sometimes included with the wheel. Contact the seller to find out if a spacer is included and if not they should be able to sell you one for cheap. Make sure you let them know that you have a 9 speed cassette. That wheel looks perfect for what you need. Strong, not expensive and will slip right into your frame.
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Old 09-27-20, 07:28 AM
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I ended up buying this wheel. The installation was easy, and my cassette fit perfectly without spacers. Thanks for everyone's input!
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