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The info I have from the net and from riders is that the American classic wheelset are the best for the money you pay (+-R4000). Weigh together just over 1.5kg and is strong enough for a 85kg rider. Going lighter on wheels compromises the strengt of the wheel. Get them in white, black and a combination of the white and black.

 

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Something along the lines of Edge Composites carbon rims with tune hubs and Sapim spokes with Alu nipples??

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Quite debatable, in fact, very debatable...

- Mavic Crossmax SLR - Very light and stiff, BLING, but Pricey and questionable hub reliability.

 

- American Classic MTB 26 - Very light and cheap, but quite flexy and easy to break.

 

- Shimano XTR - Reliable and strong, pricing is OK, but not as light as the others.

 

- ZTR Olympic on AC (or ZTR or DT Swiss) hubs with DT Swiss Revolution/Champion spokes - great combo - light and strong, very customizable, but expensive and can be hard to get hold of

 

- ZTR Alpine on AC (etc) with DT spokes - SUPER light (ask weight weenie), very bling and customizable but maybe a little flexy and possibly not so tough also hard to get hold of and very expensive.

 

-Xtralite Wheels - Order them from overseas (Italy?) Very very super light, but don't know much about them...

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Best, is very debatable. But some of the lightest are Edge Composites's 26" tubbys at just 1110g a pair.

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Best, is very debatable. But some of the lightest are Edge Composites's 26" tubbys at just 1110g a pair.

 

 

MTB tubbies..great idea! Not.

 

Best value for money..probably XT. And no average joe needs anything lighter. Best probably XTR. My choice...819's with xtr hubs.

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I have some ZTR 355's on Hope Pro 2's and they are sweet. However, I think price point wise, you gonna have look far and wide to beat a XT wheelset, especially if you can get them at a promotional price(2700 - 3300 ZARS). My reasons:

 

1.Lightish 1680g if i am not mistaken

2.Strong

3.No tubeless conversion needed

4.Better designed Hubs than some of the "BIG" names wrt seals

 

my 2c

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Real mountainbiking/fit-and-forget: my choice will be Mavic 819 + XTR hubs. I´ve owned two pairs, sold one pair with a bike and still have one pair left - 5 to 6 years old and still no work required (last two years not much riding). Both were handbuilt and used extensively under very hard conditions.

 

Had a good two years now with DT wheelset (240 hubs + 4.2 rims) - light and stiff, strong enough for XC. Only had one broken back spoke at rear.

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The info I have from the net and from riders is that the American classic wheelset are the best for the money you pay (+-R4000). Weigh together just over 1.5kg and is strong enough for a 85kg rider. Going lighter on wheels compromises the strengt of the wheel. Get them in white, black and a combination of the white and black.

 

just my 2c

Must agree with Extra300. I recently went through the same exercise in search for strong and light mtb wheels. Although I could get lighter, I went with American Classic at only 1486g for the set, at a great price. They have great hubs and run exceptionally smooth. My other option was Mavic ST's which are slighly heavier at around 1650g, but comes with a hefty price tag and not-so-great mtb hubs. Lighter is probably the NoTubes ZTR Olympic at around 1350g, but they are expensive and have a rider weight limit of 78kg if I am not mistaken. If you weigh more than 80kg and want to keep the budget at around R4000, get the American Classics!

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Best, is very debatable. But some of the lightest are Edge Composites's 26" tubbys at just 1110g a pair.

 

Bargain @ $2800.00 :blink:

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Are XTR rims genuine UST / tubeless, or do you have to use a conversion kit?

 

All the models from SLX are UST. Sealed rims and no tape required.

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Thanks Moegoe. XTR are very well priced on CRC right now. But stock is a problem; probably preparing for the launch of the new XTR which is imminent I believe.

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