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What suggestions for a 29er wheelset ?


John H
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Got a Niner in Dec 2008 with an XT wheelset. They do seem a bit floppy but the Bontragers were 29k at the time.

 

I weigh 95kg's and need them for general riding and the odd multiday event.

 

Suggestions please.

 

Tx

John

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I've got American Classic tubeless ready 29er wheels (1600 grams) light and strong on special for R4300.00 One set on AC Crest Black wheels left!

 

Post is here: http://www.thehubsa...._gopid__1130477

 

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/19b16ec5ef5f88f15b8d2f3b7/images/American_Classic_29er_Tubeless_2010_500.jpg

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I built up a bullet proof good value wheelset.

 

It consist of shimano SLX M629 high flange hubs with Mavic TN719 rims, with DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0 spokes and brass nipples. It is not a weight weenie wheelset, but I couldn't care less about weight as the extra money can be put to better use.

 

I am now in the process of finding the components for a racing wheelset which will be the same hubs and spokes as above but with ZTR 355 29er rims. The abovementioned wheelset will then become my training wheelset.

 

My SLX/TN719 29er wheelset was built up at a cost of R2800.00. The racing wheelset I have mentioned will be in the region of R3500.00

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You can't go wrong with the wheelset that Kiwi has on special.

 

If you want something slightly heavier try Hope Pro II's on Velocity Blunts which is the wheelset I had built and is as good as new 9 months down the road. The advantage of the Hope hubs is that they can be converted very easily to either 15 or 20mm thru axle

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I've built up a set of 29er wheels with Hope pro2 hubs and ZTR 355 rims - ge=reat balance between weight and reliability IMO.... ZTR also do a slightly heavier Flow rim which is highly rated if you looking for someting slightly more robust.

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John get the American Classics. Bullit proof. I threw everything I could at them on epic and they were still true.

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John get the American Classics. Bullit proof. I threw everything I could at them on epic and they were still true.

 

 

Ditto - I heard about the AC's "tender hubs and rims" but bought them anyway. I'm harsh on bike equipment and the AC's have handlled my riding style without complaint. Not even had to adjust the trueness.

 

I do have a set of used XTR hubs on Velocity VXC rims with Conti Race Kings and red alu nipples if you want them - R3,800.

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