Aftermarket complete rear wheel, opinions?

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9/9/2019 10:10 AM

I'm thinking I'll buy an aftermarket complete rear wheel in the 400-500 range. I ride a lot of black dirt, and as much sand so swapping back and forth between the Pirelli paddle and the 32 is not the most convenient.

What are your favorite brands for complete rear wheel kits? Any major hits/misses?

And please, if you haven't purchased a complete rear wheel don't chime in.

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9/9/2019 10:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/9/2019 10:37 AM

Not sure if you consider this as an option or if it's considered "custom" but I have had several sets from FasterUSA.

Their own hubs (that use stock spacers) and Excel A-60 or takasago rims (or DID if you wish). Very pleased with them!

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9/9/2019 10:41 AM

I bought Tusk wheel set and had NO problems what so ever, I kept the spokes tight and sold the bike with 50 hours on those wheels.

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9/9/2019 10:45 AM

Dubya or Faster. I've had both sets and they are solid.

Dubya offers a PulpMX discount deal. I think 10%.

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9/9/2019 10:51 AM

I can get you a deal on SM Pro wheels there from England, i use them on my bikes never had a issue and bit cheaper than Excel, DID Etc.

Text me if you want pricing normally around $700-800 for a set.

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9/9/2019 11:01 AM

Ive had really good luck w/ DUBYA.

On everything from Husky 350 Enduros to CRF450Rs...even a set of their JGR type Suzuki wheels.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

9/9/2019 12:58 PM

I had some DNAs and they were junk don't go that route.

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9/9/2019 1:47 PM

I second the Tusk route. I've got over 100 hours on mine and they're great. Bent the hell out of the stock ones hitting a rock. I trust the Tusk way more than stock.

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9/9/2019 9:55 PM

Been hesitant on Tusk for some reason. I seem to be hard on wheels; I decided next set is going to be something worthy. Any other experiences with tusk out there? cheers

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9/10/2019 12:17 AM

Had a set of Tusk on a CRF250R I hammered... zero issues. I would buy them again.

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9/10/2019 4:04 AM

Excel rim with a Talon hub are decent.

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9/10/2019 4:32 AM

Slaughter612s wrote:

Been hesitant on Tusk for some reason. I seem to be hard on wheels; I decided next set is going to be something worthy. Any other experiences with tusk out there? cheers

I have had 2.5 years on one pair of Tusk wheels on my KTM 250 XCW. We slam through some of the hardest rock gardens on a weekly basis. No issues... no flat spots, not even a loose spoke.

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9/10/2019 5:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/4/2020 7:08 AM

Tusk is by far the best bang for the buck. I

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9/10/2019 7:19 AM

Faster USA.... period!

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Never try to argue with idiots; they will only bring you down to their level.....and being more experienced, they will beat you at their own game!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

9/10/2019 7:37 AM

SRT has very solid priced wheel sets if you have a KTM/Husky.

http://www.srtoffroad.com/sites/default/files/SRT%20WHEEL%20CONFIGURATION%20GUIDE.pdf

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9/10/2019 8:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/10/2019 8:14 AM

Try KSR Wheels. They have done the last couple of wheels for me and they have held up phenomenally. The package that i have been impressed with is the SM Pro rims and the Haan hubs. 60 hours and i have not even had a loose spoke. I also have the Talon hubs/ Excel A90 on a different bike and they too are great.

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9/10/2019 8:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/10/2019 8:27 AM

I ran Tusk wheels on my KX450 for probably 30 hours, and then put them on my KX125 for another 30 hours. Spokes were a little loose right out of the box so i torqued them all to spec before riding on them. After every ride for the first 5 rides or so, i would check and retorque the spokes. After that initial "break-in" period, the spokes are holding true, and i'd say the frequency of needed spoke retorquing is about on par with other wheelsets. With the spoke torque wrench, its now part of my normal bike prep to just quickly check spoke torque on all my bikes. Its cheap and easy insurance that takes less than 5 minutes. Never had any flat spots or any issues with the Tusk wheels, and plan to keep running them for a while. Would definitely recommend them. Just wish they offered more hub color options.

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9/10/2019 9:19 AM

I have a set of Tusk wheels on my YZ125 and I would say that it really matters what bike you're putting them on. They are plenty durable for me and I haven't had any problems with spokes BUT I can definitely feel if they are even slightly out of round. Even still I would buy them again. On a 450, I don't think I would notice it at all.

Overall, I think they are a great value.

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9/10/2019 1:16 PM

Oem hub with aftermarket rim of your choice. I've gone this route before. Depends on what make/model you need, but can be a quality option for decent $, if assembly isn't an issue

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9/10/2019 7:09 PM

I built up a set of the new moose wheels in the off season and they are pretty damn nice. The hubs are forged, spokes are stainless, and you can choose the color of hubs and nipples. You have to lace them up yourself but it’s not hard. I ran the moose rims laced to my stock hubs for 4 seasons of off road racing and never got a single dent. They are much stronger than the price suggests they should be.

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