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XT 29" wheels


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Any comments on Shimano XT 29" wheels?

 

Plus side:

Real tubeless with uninterrupted rim and no need for rim tape. Tyres seal really easily.

Price - less than R3,800 for a set compared to almost R5K for the American Classics. Over R6K for other lighter wheelsets

 

Minus side:

~1,850g per set - not quite the lightest around. AClassics are 1,650g

Shimano insist on using bearing races instead of cartridge bearings - they say ball bearings spread the load better and have less rolling resistance but I prefer the ease of catridge replacement.

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Plus side:

Real tubeless with uninterrupted rim and no need for rim tape. Tyres seal really easily.

Price - less than R3,800 for a set compared to almost R5K for the American Classics. Over R6K for other lighter wheelsets

 

Minus side:

~1,850g per set - not quite the lightest around. AClassics are 1,650g

Shimano insist on using bearing races instead of cartridge bearings - they say ball bearings spread the load better and have less rolling resistance but I prefer the ease of catridge replacement.

 

Thank you for the full review :)

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