XC/AM Wheelset for Under £1k
I’m looking into purchasing some strong but lightweight wheels for my Yeti ASR-5C build.
So far I’ve ‘narrowed it down’ to the below:
Fulcrum Red Metal Zero XRP – £720, 1470g
DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon – £810, 1586g
Mavic Wheels Crossmax SLR – £765, 1440g
So, what are your opinions of the above wheels (what would you choose) and are there any others you’d throw into the mix?
RyanPosted 6 years agobikewhispererMember
I’ve not felt any factory hubs that felt as good as i9. Those on some flows or crests would be pimpier than crossmax imo.
I did a build for a guy with some industry 9 crest 29er wheels. They were absolutely bloody gorgeous. They were about 800ish, not sure exactly.Posted 6 years ago
ive got Edge on Tune rims, can i tell the difference between them and i guess crest on pro2? probably not
ive got a di2 mech shifting across a SRAM XX block, can i tell the difference between that and a XT, X7 set? probably not
he asked for recommendations on wheelsets around £1k, maybe he wants something different – everyone is recommending a 300 quid wheelset, even a 199 quid superstar wheelset will be good enough, its about how much the guy wants to spend
Posted 6 years ago
If you wanna spend that much Industry nine look sweet, can’t say what they ride like as i woudn’t spend that much doe on wheels but they do look good.
You could look at getting 2 sets of wheels for that money that look different, white/black etc so you can change your bike up a little.Posted 6 years agojamesMember
“Hope Pro II on Mavic 521 will cost you less than £300. Strong and light”
Well, the rims aren’t light. Granted less heavy than 321’s but ..
“you can’t beat Hope Hoops”
So long as you are happy with the loud, slowish pickup speed of Pro II hubs of course
And unless you want the more middleground Stans Arch/ArchEX rim (rather than the XCy crest, or the DHy flow)
Similarish to the original 3, how do Easton EA90’s/similar stack up?Posted 6 years agoskidsareforkidsMember
The Fulcrums are pap and the Mavics though nice are a nightmare to get spares if needed… I had a pair of Crossmax SXs (different i know) which constantly went out of true and even had to have a rim replaced as it split (not warranty). Less than a year with them and I went onto DT EX1750s and they are still kicking ass four years later… Flawless! I may some day transplant some Enve AM rims onto them for a little weight saving, but it’s far down my list of priorities. My other two bikes have since been fitted with DT wheels…Posted 6 years agoask1974Member
Can’t comment on the new SLRs but I have Crossmax ST wheels on my Five and I’m very happy with them, the bike gathers speed at such a callosal rate it’s incredible and the ride is very sure. One of my mates has an ASR5 with Crosstrails and that feels lovely too. I like the look of them as well.Posted 6 years agomessiahMember
I’d like to try these Goldtec hubs
I don’t like funcy factory special wheelsets as I break stuff. I destroyed a Flow rim on a two week old Hoop wheelset with a stupid mistake… was easy for me to fix as it was simply a rim swap. Had I been using Crossmax or some other exotic wheelset I would have had to send it away for god knows how long. Spend on a good hub, Hope are OK but not great due to internal friction… I always clean out the grease in the freehub and replace with oil so the freewheel spins better and doesn’t make the chain slack and prone to jamming between chainstay and tyre. I’d like to try Goldtec but currently I have two pairs of Hope so I can swap them about – one with big tyres for crazy stuff and one with a more xc bent – works for me, ymmv etc.Posted 6 years ago
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