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Old 10-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #555
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"Speaking of wheels. The stock wheels have rim locks in them as they are a tube wheel. The new wheels are tube wheels also as they are a spoke wheel. But they are not drilled for rimlocks. Do you think I need rimlocks? My experience with street driven bikes with rim locks is its hard to ballance the wheels due to the added weight of the rim locks. Without rim locks you stand the chance of spinning the tire and tearing out your valve stem. More with the rear wheel than the front I imagine. Although the front does take some strain under breaking."

Just my two cents, but I don't think you need rim locks unless you a. have a ton of power and lots of traction or b. plan on running low tire pressure.
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