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dave1653ukdave1653uk Posts: 259
edited July 2008 in MTB general
I need to get some new wheels for a XC bike i'm building. I've currently got ex729's on my full susser but think they might be a bit heavy for a xc hardtail. Any suggestions of decent XC wheels. Budget around £200.BTW I weight 15 and half stone so they gotta b tough.



  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    Merlin will do you a set of handbuilt Mavic 719 rims on XT spokes for around £130. Could have Hope Pro II hubs but that'll cost more than £200.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Could look at Nuke Proof hubs and DMR if want cartridge bearing hubs for a bit cheaper.
  • smittysmitty Posts: 125
    if you could spend 350 you should get dt xr 4.2 on hope pro 111 there sweet as a nut
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    if you spend 1200 you could get reynolds topo c's, but get mavic 719 on xt with db spokes and live with the servicing.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 26,247
    The new superstar ones - 195 squids for a hub with decent reviews and the classic Mavic XC717 rim......

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