best wheel set for £550
For around that money I recently built up some DT 240s hubs with Revolution spokes and tubeless compatible, non-exploding (so far…) Chinese carbon rims. They weighed in at 1530g minus yellow tape and valves. They’ve been great so far but I’ve not been overly shredding the gnar…Posted 5 years agoprobertsMember
I did a good one with my 2012 ST’s….I found a discounted 2011 set online, went into my local Evans and they price matched them with 2012 ones…was a nice saving on the RRP. Is it my fault the staff don’t know what they’re selling?
I wouldn’t have done it with a independent LBS before I get slated!!Posted 5 years ago
Bike-components.de have DT EX1750s for 550 Euro.
Thanks but these are center lock only and also 2012, not sure what the difference is I will look at the specs.
Proberts, I like the 240’sand had them on the last bike that some scrot robbed, my concern is what to do if the rims shattered after a short timePosted 5 years agokhaniMember
I’ve had crossmax wheels for years, had enduros, XL’s, ST’s, SX’s, and just got some ST 29’s, for the overall package of weight, stiffness, strength I think they’re superb, never had any major issues and ust rims are great for faff free tubeless..Posted 5 years ago
ST’s are my fave for general riding, sx’s for proper loony stuff..mcbooMember
I got some American Classic Race for my 29er for £530, weigh in at 1450g. Very happy with them, they do heavier duty rims too for a bit more weight.
Crossmax ST are very good but I dont think I’d bother with any wheel that didnt have regular spokes again, getting replacements is a stupidly expensive headache.Posted 5 years ago
What wheels for trail centre riding? Ha!
Can you let me know where Im allowed to ride with upgraded wheels,
The peaks, North Wales moors etc….aren’t going to feel any benefit or are they going to banish me?
Another ST Troll!! with no intelect to come up with something constructive, yes I could roll around on any wheels, I could roll around any terain but thats not the question. If the answer is Ha, £550!! or trail center!!! tell me why its not woth upgrading I might even save some moneyPosted 5 years agomboySubscriber
There really is a lot of anti money spend nazi’s on this forum. The OP is more than likely aware that he can get perfectly good wheels for half his budget, but had the means and desire to spend what he wants. Why make a song and dance about it?
Anyway… Another huge vote for DT Swiss 240 hubs here. There really is no contest if you can afford them. Chris Kings are heavy, noisy and a PITA to look after by comparison. Go with a set of these built onto Stans Crest/Arch/Flow rims (depends on your desired width and strength) built up with DT comp spokes. There’s very little point in CX Rays on an MTB (other than their fatigue life if you do huge milages), they are also more flexy than the venerable DT comp. If you must save a tiny bit more weight, go for DT Super Comps. Revolutions are lighter still but can be too flexy IMO.
If you’re happy with an off the shelf wheel set though, the Spesh Roval Traverse EL’s that northwind linked to are also very good. They feature DT Swiss hub internals, rims very much like a stan’s crest, straight pull super comp spokes and they’re light for a wheel that’s up to a fair amount of abuse. I’ve had a set for 18 months now and they’ve been superb. Not as easy to fix as a Handbuilt wheel though due to proprietary rims and spokes.Posted 5 years agonjee20Subscriber
There’s very little point in CX Rays on an MTB (other than their fatigue life if you do huge milages), they are also more flexy than the venerable DT comp. If you must save a tiny bit more weight, go for DT Super Comps. Revolutions are lighter still but can be too flexy IMO.
Agree that CX-Rays are pointless on MTBs, but they’re no flexier than Revs – it’s just a flattened Laser, Aerolites = flattened Rev.Posted 5 years agoneninjaMember
I really like the look of the Industry Nine hubs but for availability of spares I would stick with Hope.
Hope Pro 2 Evo spares are readily available at loads of shops and failing that next day online.
I’d pair them with Arch EX rims – perfect balance of light weight and strength or if you are light and easy on your rims then Crest for a bit more weight saving.
I can recommend Moonglu as my personal experience of their wheel builds has been very positive.Posted 5 years ago
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