Rear Wheel Recommendation (26" MTB)

wasalmostamos

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I have an older 26" Specialized Hardrock that I'm working on. The factory rear wheel is a 26x1.5 Weinmann 519. It has a Suntour Powerflo 7 cog cartridge and a Shimano FH-RM40 hub.

The hub is 1.118" diameter. Because I'm not having any luck finding a sprocket adapter for this, I've thought about just buying a new wheel.

Any recommendations on a new wheel? I assume MTB wheels don't come with 1.5" diameter hubs? 1" is the norm?

Any help is appreciated. Been searching for days. lol.
 

indian22

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Good link Mags.

Was. the 1.5" hub is found typically in Cruiser style hubs/wheels most commonly with coaster brakes. I'd suggest selecting a 36 spoke wheel setup with 12 gauge spokes for ease of mounting a three bolt sprocket adapter. These adapters are sized to fit through 36 spoke wheels without bending spokes (bad idea). Workman makes a quality steel wheel with heavy spokes....USA product. Lacing your own hub is an option as well.

Rick C.
 

Tyler6357

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I have an older 26" Specialized Hardrock that I'm working on. The factory rear wheel is a 26x1.5 Weinmann 519. It has a Suntour Powerflo 7 cog cartridge and a Shimano FH-RM40 hub.

The hub is 1.118" diameter. Because I'm not having any luck finding a sprocket adapter for this, I've thought about just buying a new wheel.

Any recommendations on a new wheel? I assume MTB wheels don't come with 1.5" diameter hubs? 1" is the norm?

Any help is appreciated. Been searching for days. lol.
There are 1" sprocket adapters here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Hub-415-...697088?hash=item4214140200:g:sN4AAOSwT9NeYCS0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-25mm-1-5...hash=item3406038cc5:m:m4pKNnvtxq7x64cPimhEa3A

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CDHPOWER-B...728036?hash=item2cdcd85ca4:g:SMMAAOSwIS9cJDUn