Im going to be needing some new wheels soon and I am torn between what to get. Ideally I need rims that are light enough for all day riding and a quick blast in the woods but are wide and strong enough for whole days DHing.
I have been looking at the Mavic factory wheels as I am a big fan of their rims. But the whole wheel systems seem to cost a fortune. My choice is limited as I need a 20mm front so I have been looking at the Crossmax SXs but are they really worth the cost? For the price of the rear wheel I could get a pair of Hope hoops with Stans Flow rims and they seem spot on too and come in at the same sort of weight.
So what is it that make the Mavics cost so much more and is it really wroth it?
FWIW I have also been looking at Pro2s with 819s but they are narrower than the flows and slightly more expensive. Any other suggestions I am quite open on this one.