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Old 06-05-2009, 12:05 PM
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Question American Classic MTB 26 vs Syncros DS28 All-Mountain Wheelsets

Guys,

I just saw a 2009 AM Classic MTB26 All-Mountain model at Lifecycle the other day and they are selling it for only P20,000 lang daw. While the Syncros DS28 are selling for around P25,000+ in some stores at Quiapo.



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So what do you think is the better deal here? Anybody tried out anyone of the above wheelsets so far??

TIA...

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: American Classic MTB 26 vs Sycros DS28 All-Mountain Wheelsets

Obi, I haven't tried any of the wheels you mentioned. Pero kung bibili ako ng AM wheels at yang dalawa pagpipilian ko, dun na ako sa Syncros kasi madami na rin nakagamit nyan at ok daw. Pero kung kulang ako sa budget, pipiliin ko yung American Classic. I'm just guessing, but I bet the AmClass will be lighter than the Syncros.:)

Pero wala akong gusto sa dalawa. Yoko ng puti eh. hehe.:funnyface:
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:35 PM
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Obi, I haven't tried any of the wheels you mentioned. Pero kung bibili ako ng AM wheels at yang dalawa pagpipilian ko, dun na ako sa Syncros kasi madami na rin nakagamit nyan at ok daw. Pero kung kulang ako sa budget, pipiliin ko yung American Classic. I'm just guessing, but I bet the AmClass will be lighter than the Syncros.:)

Pero wala akong gusto sa dalawa. Yoko ng puti eh. hehe.:funnyface:
Uu nga naman, hindi yata bagay ang white-colored rims para sa IBIS Mojo mo, ehehehe...

Anyway, thanks for the heads-up... Kinda new nga ang AM Classic MTB 26 All-Mountain... kahit sa ibang websites, wala pa masyadong review...

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Uu nga naman, hindi yata bagay ang white-colored rims para sa IBIS Mojo mo, ehehehe...

Anyway, thanks for the heads-up... Kinda new nga ang AM Classic MTB 26 All-Mountain... kahit sa ibang websites, wala pa masyadong review...

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Oo nga, yung kakilala ko kasi XC ang discipline nya. He swears by the American Classic wheelset to be better than Shimano. Magaan daw pati.:thumbsup:

Nga pala, mukhang next level ka na Obi, ah. AM wheelset na ang pinupuntirya mo. White ba talaga hanap mo? Ba't ayaw mo ng Hope ProII/DT Swiss 5.2D?
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Oo nga, yung kakilala ko kasi XC ang discipline nya. He swears by the American Classic wheelset to be better than Shimano. Magaan daw pati.:thumbsup:

Nga pala, mukhang next level ka na Obi, ah. AM wheelset na ang pinupuntirya mo. White ba talaga hanap mo? Ba't ayaw mo ng Hope ProII/DT Swiss 5.2D?
Hindi naman next level, just asking around... you know?! Hihihi!

Gusto ko din naman yung Hope, kaya lang hopeless pa kasi out of reach ng budget... gulp!

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Hindi naman next level, just asking around... you know?! Hihihi!

Gusto ko din naman yung Hope, kaya lang hopeless pa kasi out of reach ng budget... gulp!

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Hehe. Kaya nga pinagtyatyagaan ko yung Crossride ko na wheelset eh ksai hopeless din ako na makabili ng new wheelset. Gusto ko sana eh yung Specialized Roval Traversee. Magaan at maganda yung reviews.:thumbsup:
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Default Re: American Classic MTB 26 vs Syncros DS28 All-Mountain Wheelset

i'm leaning towards the syncros because i use the same rims and i have some trust on the brand especially for an all mountain setting. can't say much pa about the rims since i have only ridden it a few times.

with respect to american classic, i've heard of at least 3 similar complaints about the hub breaking long ago, siguro mga circa 2002-03. however, considering the time frame and the leaps in technology since, baka grabe na rin ang improvements nito.
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Hehe. Kaya nga pinagtyatyagaan ko yung Crossride ko na wheelset eh ksai hopeless din ako na makabili ng new wheelset. Gusto ko sana eh yung Specialized Roval Traversee. Magaan at maganda yung reviews.:thumbsup:
Uy okay nga iyang Roval na iyan... saan kaya mabibili dito?


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i'm leaning towards the syncros because i use the same rims and i have some trust on the brand especially for an all mountain setting. can't say much pa about the rims since i have only ridden it a few times.

with respect to american classic, i've heard of at least 3 similar complaints about the hub breaking long ago, siguro mga circa 2002-03. however, considering the time frame and the leaps in technology since, baka grabe na rin ang improvements nito.
Yup, it's still true about the AM Classic reliability issues... I've had first hand experience just last month with my Terrain unit. However, it was resolved naman, bearings lang ang katapat! :whistling:

Na-intrigue lang kasi me sa new model nila na MTB26 All-Mountain kasi it looks nice and rideable, este, affordable pala compared to the Syncros DS28...

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i have a set of Syncros DS28.. ganda ng tunog ng hubs. :D
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hay , syncros - it reminds me of my christmas wish.....
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Default Re: American Classic MTB 26 vs Syncros DS28 All-Mountain Wheelset

i chose Syncros for the reason that since i could afford a 20k wheelset, i might as well save up more for a more reliable brand, one thing i don't like about the Syncros is the quality of the hubs, nakamura ka nga ng 5k pero in a few hard riding masisira naman ang bearing, sayang ang time at additional expenses for repairs...c",?
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I'm using a american classic mtb26 09 same lang ang hubs nila with the AM specific rims so far ok naman. Regarding naman dun sa bearing issue nung 2005 nagkaroon sila ng recall nung time na yun but now ok na lahat ang issues reg sa bearings, hindi naman siguro 2005 wheelset yang balak mong bilin hehehe. American classic ako. (gaang bro)
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Default Re: American Classic MTB 26 vs Syncros DS28 All-Mountain Wheelset

sirs, i've noticed that even the rear hub of the American Classic wheelset posted here is thru-axle, i am just wondering if there are any rear hubs aside from American classic to replace it so it can be converted into QR? or are there any conversion kit to change it?
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