What Tubeless Wheels?
Err you can go over 2.1 with the 819 easily enough. Plenty of people run 2.3+ tyres in them. I have the narrower 717 and that fine with 2.3″ tyres so the wider rim will be fine too.
Mavic measure their rims differently. They quote the internal width not the total width. That is why they appear small. the 819 is comparable to the DT5.1 IIRC.
Anyway, alternatives are Hope Hoops with flow rims or 355 depending on whether you think the 819 is too strong/weak. Unfortunately the Arch isn’t available as a hoop as that would be ideal.Posted 8 years ago
Hope Hoops are factory built wheelsets by Hope using their own hubs, DT spokes (although that might be changing) and some of the best rims arounds (lots of choice). I was going to buy the individual components and build up myself but they were some much cheaper to buy complete.Posted 8 years agostuartie_cMember
Another vote for XTs (M775). I’ve had a pair on my hardtail for two years and many hundreds of miles over all kinds of terrain, racing etc. and I’ve only just noticed a very slight wobble on the back which will mean the spoke key gets dusted off.
The rear hub developed a bit of play last week but it’s very easy to service with a 17mm cone spanner and two 5mm allen keys. Bearings were in good nick inside, grease was clean and the cones were showing no signs of pitting. Quick tighten and it’s all as good as new again.Posted 8 years agoNetdonkeyMember
I was looking at building a set with XT and Stans olympics 6 months ago which my LBS advised was a good package. Since then Hope have brought out a hope 2 355 combo with DT spokes for £285 rrp. Ordering them tomorrow. A compromise on the rim but better hubs in my opinion.Posted 8 years agoScotlandTheScaredSubscriber
I got the stans 355 hope hoops. Been riding them for a few months now – great wheels. I am about 12 stone and ride quite hard on my steel hardtail – and the wheels are perfectly happy and nice and light :). And they are great value. I think the normal price is around £285, but I got them for £250 cos my LBS was nice and friendly. Easy to make tubless with the stans kit although I havent got round to actually bothering with tubless yet.Posted 8 years ago
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