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xcman27xcman27 Posts: 72
edited August 2007 in XC and Enduro
party people..

im in the market for a new set of wheels..budget of £350..would like a set of [email protected] but hey!!!

lighter the better..all suggestions welcomed..

xcman.. :D

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  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Might be worth looking at the wheelsets with Stans rims on www.justridingalong.co.uk
    Also Mavic Crossmax,and have a look to see what your budget would buy on Merlin cycles.
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  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    My recommendation would be a set of DT Swiss 240s hubs on Mavic xc717 or DT swiss 4.1d/4.2 rims with the spokes of your choice.

    All black on CRC comes to 325quid with 717 or 355quid with DT rims.

    You could also pick up a similar set with Pro2 hubs for about 100 less.

    The DT hubs are lighter though and superb :wink:
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    Oh and a set of wheels with M975 hubs are about the same price as the pro 2's!

    I have a set and love them! Well worth a look!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Love the look of the new XTR, might sell my Crossmax to get a set on 717s.
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    supersonic wrote:
    Love the look of the new XTR, might sell my Crossmax to get a set on 717s.

    I have that exact wheel set on my anthem using revolution spokes! I can't recommend enough. The M975 hubs are a massive improvement on the M965!

    M975 Hubs, Revolution spokes and 717disc rims = Front 724g
    Rear 842g

    1566g in total! Seals seem to work well as well!
  • mtb.boymtb.boy Posts: 208
    I got Mavic CROSSMAX SL 2006 from Wiggle (they are 40% off at the minute) for £344.

    Front - 650g
    Rear - 820g
    Total = 1470g - Beats XTR with 717 rims.

    Those are v-brake only though. Not sure if disc ones on sale?
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Disc ones will be heavier ;-)
  • SpankySpanky Posts: 165
    Anyone know anything about the Hope Pro III hubs for use with the straight pull spokes?

    I'm really not very hard on my wheels at all so after the lightest v-brake copatible wheelset I can get for £350 or less.

    Any other suggestions?
  • mtb.boymtb.boy Posts: 208
    Get some Stans wheels from their website.
    They do a variety of hub and lacing options.
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  • SpankySpanky Posts: 165
    They only seem to want to offer me disk only rims for the wheels i want.

    Which would save me weight as I could ditch the v's but then I's have no brakes
  • http://www.justridingalong.co.uk/shop.p ... roduct=101 maybe just above your budget.. but they are light!
  • mtb.boymtb.boy Posts: 208
    Try ringing them or e-mailing them. I found some rims on that site that were v-brake compatible. Its the 355 ZTR rims you need.

    With disc hub-
    http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php ... cts_id/134

    With non-disc hub
    http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php ... cts_id/352
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  • SpankySpanky Posts: 165
    I'm thinking a set of the American Classics wheels might be worth it.

    Sub-1400g weight can't be a bad thing!
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