New wheels or repair the old ones

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  • Mowgli

    New Hoops will be lighter, but that’s about it. The 321 is probably a stronger rim than most modern xc rims, but that depends more on the quality of the build (spoke tension etc). A hub is a hub, and anyone who says they can tell the difference between an XC and a Pro2 is mistaken.

    Compare the weights and see if it’s worth the extra £130. My guess would be ‘it’s not’.

    As an aside, I have a Bulb/D521 for sale, which is similar vintage to the xc/EN321, but perhaps a bit more burly.

    Premier Icon mikey-simmo

    BUrley would never describe my riding style, careless on the other hand might.
    Sounds like I can get away with this set up for a few more years. Hope removable bearing help.
    Thanks for the advice.

    Premier Icon mikey-simmo

    After last nights ride (and some unusual sensations from the back wheel) my wheels need some tlc or should i replace them?
    I’ve got Hope XC rear hub on a Mavic En321 and a rebuild will be around 70 pounds. Hope hoops are obviously the modern version but would I notice a significant improvement with a 200 quid outlay?
    worth it?

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