What hub/rim combination are you using for your light weight XC race bike?
Chris King on various sizes of Stans Crest.
Currently building a set of Kings on Light Bicycle carbon 650b rims from China. Rims due next week but they get great reviews on MTBR.
King hubs as they just last forever. Freehub reliability is key for me on an XC race bike. I’ve also used DT240s as they also last forever. For a cheaper option I have a set of Halo XCD hubs which for the price have lasted really well.
GBPosted 4 years ago
Stans mmx rims and a2z hubs Dt rev spokes
Can’t remember actual weight but they are very light
Me too, 1246g.
Boggo set of Mavic SLR’s on my XC bike. Only thing not to like about them is the price
And the reliability as Gee said, plus the prohibitive cost of a new rim, plus the fact they’re significantly heavier than wheels at half the price. But yes, otherwise they’re great!Posted 4 years agojimificationMember
(29er) Stans Crest / DT Revs / DT Ali Nips / DT 240s Hub
Really like the 240s – Nice and light and the freehub is a brilliantly simple piece of design. I recently put a 36T ratchet in it and it’s a buzzier than I’d like! – scared to put more molokyte in with those tiny 36 teeth in there.Posted 4 years ago
Roval Control SL’s – have 2 pairs – DT Swiss copy hubs, about 1400g per pair
Not copies – they are DT240 rear hub internals. I found mine pretty poor though. The Podiums are stiffer, the rims haven’t dented as much, and the front hub bearings last longer than 20 minutes! To be fair I think the newer Controls had that sorted anyway!
The new carbon Rovals without the bead hook look very interesting, certainly think anything based on a DT hub is onto a winner!Posted 4 years agoDT78Member
A2z stans Olympic with dt revs. Lasted pretty well, if you ride rocky trail centres descents fast they need retruing afterwards but fine for the usual xc racing. Sealing isn’t fantastic on the freehub and had to replace a bearing after 2 seasons with minimal nasty weather use. Cost £6 to sort.
I’m very tempted to try out some of those light cycles carbon rims, but the Olympic rims keep going….Posted 4 years ago
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