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    Senior Member Stephanos Wephanos's Avatar
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    Word on the Street - New Wheels

    What's the current word on the street with regards to wheels...

    Not bought a set in a while but I need a set quick.

    So, something in the 300-400 quid bracket that can happily sit a 2.3 tyre and ain't to heavy, I'm not interested in tubeless.

    Thinking of some hope Pro II's but I'm really not sure on the rims. Any ready builds worth taking into account?

    Need to be able to cope with muddy gungy conditions.

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    If I had that sort of money for wheels I would look at:

    Hope3 on Crests (but I am quite Jey) or Factory wise I'd go for the best Mavic Cross_____ you can get for that money.
    The CrossRides I have are still going strong and true after 5years so the more expensive ones would I hope be just as good but lighter still :-)

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    Having done much research on this last year I replaced my Crosstrails with a pair of American Classic XC Tubeless ( they do 'standard' ones too).

    So far they've been faultless - light, stiff, smooth & very resistant to my rather 'direct' riding style.

    Great value, standard size bearings ( I got the ceramic upgrade), normal spokes & easy to service.

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    I'd really like some o'those American Classics - heard nowt but good reports about 'em, they're light and look quite pimpy, too. My default wheels are Mavic 719s on Hope Pro IIs, as they cater for the clumsy.

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    Nobby +1, mine are great and if you want really strong ones the 2012 AM version is a decent weight (2011 is heavy)

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    Do American Classic do some really flimsy silly light wheels? My Anthem is surprisingly heavy unless my bathroom scales are more honest than everyone elses

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    Mine are something silly like 1480g the pair but I'd not call 'em flimsy. The 'race' model is close to 1300g.

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    Senior Member Lord Greenville's Avatar
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    The 'race' model is close to 1300g.
    WTF are they made out of? Platted fog??

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    Lol. Young Nick wouldn't be seen dead on wheels that heavy.

    Just checked & the tubeless jobbies I have are 1486g & they seem tough enough - well they survived my fat arse battering 'em into every conceivable obstacle in Afan. And on skinny tyres too.

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    Senior Member Stephanos Wephanos's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    Lol. Young Nick wouldn't be seen dead on wheels that heavy.

    Just checked & the tubeless jobbies I have are 1486g & they seem tough enough - well they survived my fat arse battering 'em into every conceivable obstacle in Afan. And on skinny tyres too.
    Yes, 'bashing into every conceivable object in Afan' is top of the list of must haves. Must have a wee look at these, otherwise LG's default wheels sound like another good option.

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