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    Default These wheels. Aye or Nay?

    Hey everybody. I need some new freeride wheels and I've been looking around and These wheels have really caught my eye. But the only thing is that the $70 price tag is a little high for me. Are these wheels really worth the price? And if not, what would you recommend?


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    These Wheels Check out what people think. Search next time. No biggie since you are newish.
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    This is the only argument people make with These wheels. It's ridiculous how people freak out when wheels are priced $10 higher than the market standard. You'll find the price tag is understandable once you try the wheels.
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    Default Re: These wheels. Aye or Nay?

    Ekaven: I did not see that when I searched. Thank you!
    Harbert: Yea I see where you're coming from, but I've been using Butterballs so there's a little bit of a jump for me. Oh well, may as well take the plunge! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harbert View Post
    This is the only argument people make with These wheels. It's ridiculous how people freak out when wheels are priced $10 higher than the market standard.
    What?!
    They're $20 higher than the "standard"
    Priced at $70 dollars in comparison to the majority of similar wheels in the $45-$50 range.
    $20 is a pretty big deal in terms of gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTreeFallHard View Post
    What?!
    They're $20 higher than the "standard"
    Priced at $70 dollars in comparison to the majority of similar wheels in the $45-$50 range.
    $20 is a pretty big deal in terms of gear.
    Mostly in the US. A set of These wheels is about $75 to $85 around the rest of the world. A set of O'tangs probably easily costs $100 in let's say... Australia. Realistically speaking, for what you get, the price is pretty damn good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderaholic View Post
    Mostly in the US. A set of These wheels is about $75 to $85 around the rest of the world. A set of O'tangs probably easily costs $100 in let's say... Australia. Realistically speaking, for what you get, the price is pretty damn good.
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    Dear god... I probably shouldn't be complaining about wheels prices here then!

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    i will sell you a slightly used set for $60 shipped
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80azn View Post
    Dear god... I probably shouldn't be complaining about wheels prices here then!
    Us North American's have it real good with pricing, even after you factor in the cost of shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderaholic View Post
    A set of O'tangs probably easily costs $100 in let's say... Australia.
    $80 actually, for 4Pres, Stims and Fat Frees. $90 for Durians, InHeats and Baluts
    These Wheels run about $85-90 depending on size.
    As an extra comparison, ABEC11 Freerides are $80 and Dregs Luv Yo Muthas are about $60

    That's from Hopkin which offers the best prices in Australia, plus free shipping. It's more expensive elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One L View Post
    $80 actually, for 4Pres, Stims and Fat Frees. $90 for Durians, InHeats and Baluts
    These Wheels run about $85-90 depending on size.
    Freerides are $80.
    The price of the O'tangs are actually not too bad. The prices in Canada are pretty much done by size, except for Baluts, which are like, $62.50 or something weird like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderaholic View Post
    The price of the O'tangs are actually not too bad. The prices in Canada are pretty much done by size, except for Baluts, which are like, $62.50 or something weird like that.
    Yeah, size seems partially relevant here too. Like 70mm Zigzags are $90 and the 66mm ones are $55. Also seems like harder duros cost more, but only for ABEC11 wheels, I'm confused.

    Edit: come to think of it, that might be due to the reflex vs classic thane difference.

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    Here in Norway almost every 70-75mm wheels cost the same. maybe $8-9 difference. Smaller wheels cost a bit less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80azn View Post
    Ekaven: I did not see that when I searched. Thank you!
    Harbert: Yea I see where you're coming from, but I've been using Butterballs so there's a little bit of a jump for me. Oh well, may as well take the plunge! Thanks!
    These wheels will last you two sets of Butterballs, and then some. Hope that gives you a perspective of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigTreeFallHard View Post
    What?!
    They're $20 higher than the "standard"
    Priced at $70 dollars in comparison to the majority of similar wheels in the $45-$50 range.
    $20 is a pretty big deal in terms of gear.
    Well, considering many wheels (Otang, Metro, etc.) are priced at $50-60 including tax, it's hardly a drastic change when the gear is upped by $10. I mean, you can make the same argument with precision trucks, when the market standard (Paris, Bear, Caliber) are well under $100. But that's a whole other topic that doesn't need to be brought up again.


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