What light trail / light AM wheels
Flows on Pro2’s are not going to be any lighter than his current set up. Both my pairs came in at around 1880g with valves and yellow tape while my 819/Pro2’s were 2005g including valves, and I think King hubs are slightly heavier than the Hopes aren’t they?
The 2012 Easton Havens on CRC are probably worth a gamble at £360, they are full UST. Earlier hubs had sealing issues and problems with the pre-load adjuster backing off but I understand this has been addressed on the 2012 version (and if not there’s a free upgrade available). I like my 29er version a lot. If your budget is slightly higher it might be worth looking at the new Syntace wheels. For 600 Euros you get a nice wide 30mm rim and wheel weights of around 1500-1600g. I’m quite tempted to try one of their 29er offerings.Posted 4 years agoboxfishMember
To the chaps recommending carbon rims and building a wheel yourself. How tricky is it to build a with the carbon rims? Suitable for a first timer wheel build or practice on something old first?
It’s no more or less difficult than building with alloy rims. And I third the light-bicycle carbon rims. I have them built on DT 240s hubs and I’m rather pleased with their performance.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve had 29mm mavics they were nice and wide..
says all mountain, not DH
bananaramaPosted 4 years agorobinlaidlawMember
+1 for Crossmax STs. I’m running a set on my own 5 Spot for exactly the described useage, running Hans Dampfs and they are spot on. Light, stiff, strong. Only downside is that Mavic rims aren’t very wide but they support the HDs just fine and mavic rims and way more ding proof than most of the competition so you win out on durability there. Proper UST compatible too.Posted 4 years agodan45aMember
another vote for Crossmax ST. I replaced a set of hope hoops (pro2evo on crest) with ST’s.
I find the ST’s better in everyway. They are faster, stronger, engage quicker and tubeless just works.
Only downside as robinlaidlaw mentioned above is the rim width, but they are fine for my trail bike with 2.35 minions.Posted 4 years ago
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