You meant to say you have a 6T ?
Yes a local bike shop . ( LBS ) can build up a wheel for you.
Where I live the cost ( just for labor not including parts ) is anywhere from $ 65 to $ 90
Typically there is only a 1 cross or 2 cross spoke pattern so no need to spend over $ 65 for the labor.
for a budget but strong rim you can get a Alex downhill rim. or for a lighter but strong rim you can buy a Mavic ( welded ) rim or even what the people who work for bike shops and in the industry use ... DT Swiss rims ( welded ) , but they can afford a DT Swiss because they get a discount since they are typically paid such a low wage.
for spokes get the Sapim , double butted is fine and strong enough when building a wheel by someone who know what they are doing. I think it is 13/14 guage spokes.
Part of that $ 65 should be for the LBS to tell you what size spokes to order.
If you buy from the LBS the cost will be from 2-3 times higher per spoke , so most people here order spokes online, although there is the shipping cost to consider.
olemetry wrote: ↑
Dec 21, 2017 11:19 am
Hi gang. Just getting back into e-bike after a few years. I have a 29er MAC 7T that I would like to convert to a 26" wheel.
I haven't called around yet, but I am guessing this is something a local bike shop can do? I also imagine I may need a special (heavy duty?) wheel that I need to pre-order along with the heavy duty spokes? Any recommendations? Thanks!