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I am looking to build me a 29er tubless(ready) wheelset, I want durability, also light...I weigh 83kg nw and plan on dropping still quite a lot....I heard the American Classics bearings aint so good that is the reason I want to go custom.

 

Any recommendations?

 

budget is R4500 - R6000

 

I use a 15mm through axle :)

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There are not many 29er wheels as bling as Easton

 

Hopes are good hubs but that noisy freewheel can get a little annoying after a while

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Nothing wrong with the AMClassic bearings.

They had what one could perhaps call a "bad batch" some years back and the stigma has stuck (think ostrich head in the ground with an elephant sitting on top having her centuries........elephants don't have periods)

 

Alas, the American Classic wheels are pretty much the best in terms of value,price and weight.

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Nothing wrong with the AMClassic bearings.

They had what one could perhaps call a "bad batch" some years back and the stigma has stuck (think ostrich head in the ground with an elephant sitting on top having her centuries........elephants don't have periods)

 

Alas, the American Classic wheels are pretty much the best in terms of value,price and weight.

 

Yea, I was just told about the bearings when asking about it at a few bike shops, I also like that they are full Tubeless which is cool, will find out more about it.

 

I love the Eastons, but a bit pricey :(

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Yea, I was just told about the bearings when asking about it at a few bike shops, I also like that they are full Tubeless which is cool, will find out more about it.

 

I love the Eastons, but a bit pricey :(

To put you at ease, the Eastons are exactly as you said, pricey.

The AMclassics are not full tubeless as you would get from Shimano or Mavic, the spoke holes are still exposed, but the rim profile has been designed with tubeless tires in mind.

The new race model is on the way but will be expensive.

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Had my American Classics for a year and have had no issues - weight 95kg .

 

Eish those rims are heavy always thought AC's are light :lol:

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on the www.buycycle.co.za website they advertise the AM and they look full tubeless as you cant see the nipples of the spokes as in the link http://www.buycycle....an-classic.html if you look at the 2nd pic it looks similar like the XT wheelset?

Nope, they are not.

But the photographer used great depth of field to focus on the hub .

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Nope, they are not.

But the photographer used great depth of field to focus on the hub .

 

Bastards :( Shot for heads up

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I had a set of American Classic's, nothing wrong with them, as long as you change the rim strip often, cause they tend to leak. Now rolling on a set of Easton EA90XC's, and price aside, they are awesome, and they look the part.

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