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  • Mavic, Fulcrum or what???

     Dave F updated 11 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 14 Posts
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  • Dave F

    Member
    20 November 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I want a light set of wheels for all-day rides, but I don’t want a pair of skinny XC wheels.

    Any opinions / ideas? I was thinking of Mavic Crossmax SX or Fulcrum Red Zone??

    Ta!

  • Jeff

    Member
    20 November 2009 at 11:14 pm

    how much you want to spend?

  • SeanO

    Member
    20 November 2009 at 11:20 pm

    The Mavic Crossmax SX look good if you have the coin (£600! 😯 ). I’d probably just go for a ‘normal’ set of wheels though with options to run on (nearly) any bike. Hope Pro 2 hubs laced to Mavic XM819 rims (£300 ish) should be a good bet, ran tubless for lighter weight 😉

  • Dave F

    Member
    21 November 2009 at 9:48 am

    I was thinking £ 400 to £ 50 tops, with perhaps a ‘little’ amount of bling (!)

  • paulb

    Member
    21 November 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I like my Syncros DS28 rims with hope hubs, light and very strong and have proved to be reliable…..come in bling white or black 8)

    Should come in under your £400 budget too

    P

  • Dave F

    Member
    21 November 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I was impressed by how light your wheels were Paul, where’s the best place to get a price?

    Sean, are XM819 going to be light enough? The wheels I have are All-Mountain, which makes them good for summer (jumpy, DH and bad landings). What I fancy are some wheels hat are a bit towards the light end of All-Mountain, without being too light or flexible.

    Anyone used Spank rims or Superstars?

  • matt.will

    Member
    21 November 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Not using them but Superstar hubs are getting some good reviews. Maybe a question mark over lifespan as they’ve not been around long enough yet.

    My DT rims dent as soon as you look at them so I’d steer clear of them tbh.

    Crank Bros Iodine look cool as you like and are a pretty good weight I think, but big bucks again!

    Merlin defo worth a look for building them but choice of components might be a bit limited IIRC?

  • Dave F

    Member
    21 November 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Know what you mean about DT Matt and much as I’d like a set of Crank Bros, I have a feeling their wheels will be as shite as their pedals (all looks but no substance!)

    Merlin have some nice deals, thanks – I need to see some different models before I decide I guess…

  • SeanO

    Member
    22 November 2009 at 12:44 am

    Blow the budget! Easton Haven wheels RRP £699 😯

    look well nice though and weigh 1650g for the pair 😉

  • paulb

    Member
    22 November 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I think i paid about £50ish per rim, about £170 for the hope hubs £50ish for the black dt db spokes and nipples and £40 (pair)for the build up at Bike scene…

    O-yes £35 for the 10mm DT swiss bolt through….

    with the bolt through they weigh about 1700g which is very good for a AM wheel set……and all-in cost £395. could prob’s get they cheaper if all done at the same time as i did it over a period of time….

  • Dave F

    Member
    22 November 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Cheers Paul, I’ve nicked the kitchen scales and weighed my wheels today. Both my E2200’s and EX721’s are around the 2000g – 2200g mark, so a bit hefty.

    I’m liking the lighter FL DS23 rims at the mo – they’re 440g (as opposed to 545g for the DS28), so I should be able to keep the weight right down. What d’you reckon? Think they’d be too weedy?

  • Mally

    Member
    22 November 2009 at 9:34 pm

    these are over budget but thought worth posting just for the bling

    http://www.industrynine.net/Cross_Country

  • paulb

    Member
    22 November 2009 at 10:28 pm

    may be a little light for the way you BATTER your way thro the trails!!!!! 😉 😉 😉 😉

    only kidding should be sound and light……

    Paul

  • Dave F

    Member
    23 November 2009 at 9:56 am

    may be a little light for the way you BATTER your way thro the trails!!!!! 😉 😉 😉 😉

    😆 😯 😆 😯

    Thanks! I priced these up with life-cycles.co.uk – £ 263.00 (as opposed to £ 303 for the DS28’s). I think I’ll probably go for the lighter set and try to remember that when I’m gliding gracefully down the trials ( 😕 )

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