Wheelset Tips

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Dizzy12
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Wheelset Tips

Postby Dizzy12 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 14:46 pm

Howdy,

I'm looking to build a new steel hardtail (26" wheels) XC bike. Most likely to go with a Cotic Soul.

My riding: trail centres, XC club rides around the Chilterns and a few Enduro/Sportives/Races throughout the year.

If you were in my position, what wheelset would you go for or, if you were having a wheelset built, what components would you buy?

So far, a few people have suggested Mavic Crossmax SLRs; however, suggestions are welcome.

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Greer_
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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby Greer_ » Fri Nov 16, 2012 14:55 pm

Stans Crest here http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=496 if it were my choice.

Chunkers1980
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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby Chunkers1980 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 14:56 pm

You wanting to spend 50 or 500 quid?

Dizzy12
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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby Dizzy12 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:08 pm

@Greer_ Something in between £300 - £600.

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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby Northwind » Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:32 pm

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Rov ... =Froogle02

Light, strong-ish, tubeless ready, and the hubs are basically DT Swiss 240S.
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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby booyaka » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:20 pm

Hope Pro 2 Evo on Black Stans Arch EX rims - £340 from moonglu.

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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby benpinnick » Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:22 pm

American classics
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+ some other bikes.

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Cat With No Tail
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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Nov 16, 2012 23:51 pm

Tesla Hubs, BOR 333XM rims, CX Ray spokes.
http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=602
Should be sub 1,500g and be strong enough for everything buy sustained DHing.

Simply no beating that.

£375

Spend the other £225 on hookers and blow.

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supersonic
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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby supersonic » Sat Nov 17, 2012 00:01 am

The above Superstar or American Classic MTB.

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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby Northwind » Sat Nov 17, 2012 00:08 am

Cat With No Tail wrote:Should be sub 1,500g and be strong enough for everything buy sustained DHing.


Superstar only recommend that wheelset for XC use. And BOR say XC/marathon + "WARNING: NOT All Mountain / Enduro / DH!" (their exclamation mark)

TBH if you're looking at light XC rims you most probably shouldn't be getting a Soul.
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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sat Nov 17, 2012 08:37 am

Northwind wrote:
Cat With No Tail wrote:Should be sub 1,500g and be strong enough for everything buy sustained DHing.


Superstar only recommend that wheelset for XC use. And BOR say XC/marathon + "WARNING: NOT All Mountain / Enduro / DH!" (their exclamation mark)

TBH if you're looking at light XC rims you most probably shouldn't be getting a Soul.


This from the guy who likes to remind us how anything is rideable on anything and who has done Fort Bill DH on a fixie or something ;) :lol:

Anyway, I had initilly written that post with Arch EX in mind before seeing that new wheelset. Just forgot to change it.

However, considering the op stated:

Dizzy12 wrote:My riding: trail centres, XC club rides around the Chilterns and a few Enduro/Sportives/Races throughout the year.


And said he's been looking at Crossmax SLRs, I stand by that recommendation.

I do agree with you though. If I was looking for an XC race bike, the soul would not be my first choice.

@OP, any particular reason why it MUST be steel?

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Re: Wheelset Tips

Postby njee20 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 15:03 pm

Don't waste your money on CX-Rays, higher fatigue life, but otherwise no point, just get Revs for the same weight, or Super Comps/Competitions for a stiffer wheel.

I'd get A2Z hubs on your choice of Stan's rim, Crest for my money, or DT 240s for more of a known quantity. 1400-1500g and more reliable than SLRs!


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