Stiff, light 29er wheels for £600 – £800 Suggestions?

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  • uselesshippy
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    Light bikes Chinese carbon is the way to go.

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    Roval Control carbon wheels are around £800 or so, reasonably light and feel pretty stiff compared to Hope Hoops with Crests.

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    My Light Bicycle 30mm hookless 29er wheels are on their way from China. Should be light and stiff plus under your budget.

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    Would these Fulcrum Red Metal XL 29 be of any interest?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    +another for Light Bicycle hookless. I’ve got the narrower (still >21mm internal) hookless rims on American Classic hubs with Revolutions. They’re 1370g, and came to about £550 I think.

    My Light bicycle carbon rims (wider AM 29er new process – not the new hookless ones) cost well under your budget built up by BETD with some nice Goldtec hubs. They are light, and a huge improvement over the similar weight alloy XC race wheels I ran before them. I’m not sure if this is due to increased stiffness or the wider profile offering more tyre support.

    I’ve even been using the front on my singlespeed all winter with a huge 2.35 Hans Dampf and it has been faultless.

    I have American classic hubs with crest rims and revolution spokes, really nice and about 1450g and below your budget at around £550

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I have American classic hubs with crest rims and revolution spokes, really nice and about 1450g and below your budget at around £550

    In which case mine must have cost slightly more, or I’m better at shopping around 😉

    Sure they were about that though.

    mikeep
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    Any suggestions for stiff, light 29er wheels for £600 – £800. 21mm+ internal rim width would be nice.

    jumble
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    Freeborn were offering Roval Control SL for £800 (down from £1400) a while ago. I went for these rather than Light Cycle as I could not get a build of Light Cycle rims for anything less than just over £600 and the Roval wheels have a lifetime warranty.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Lifetime warranty which will exclude ‘twatting your rim on a rock’, which is the most likely damage, and even for £600 you could still replace a rim and be quids in. Just sayin’ like.

    jumble
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    Until you have to replace another. Just sayin’ like.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Yes, when you’d break even, but considering they’re allegedly the same manufacturer you’re just as likely to smash either rim.

    Just not convinced a rim warranty is worth the £300 or so premium, YMMV. What would it conceivably cover? Spokeholes cracking I guess.

    jumble
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    Yeah, I hummed and haahed about it. If I could build a decent wheel then I would have gone the way you did.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    It is a good price for the SLs – you’d be coming in about the same cost building on 240s anyway I’d expect.

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