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    which 26" wheels for my build? for jr

    Building a fs 26er for my daughters to have fun on. My philosophy is, which I share with my kids: either I buy (boring) toys or we get different kinds of equipment to have fun outdoors.

    So i got this Specialized s-works stumpjumper AL frame to build on. As with their HTs (actually FH, full-hard) I want to build it light. There are a lot of wheels out there, either new or used. Mostly used. I have them boiled down to these options:
    Stans no tubes ztr alpine with dt swiss 190 hubs.
    Stans no tubes crest mk3 with novatec hubs.
    Mavic Crossmax SL SSC
    Xcr Pro Scandium with Fun works s-light hubs

    Nr 1 and 3 come with centerlock.

    Are there other, better, options I have missed and should be looking for?

    Thanx for advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guaruska View Post
    Building a fs 26er for my daughters to have fun on. My philosophy is, which I share with my kids: either I buy (boring) toys or we get different kinds of equipment to have fun outdoors.

    So i got this Specialized s-works stumpjumper AL frame to build on. As with their HTs (actually FH, full-hard) I want to build it light. There are a lot of wheels out there, either new or used. Mostly used. I have them boiled down to these options:
    Stans no tubes ztr alpine with dt swiss 190 hubs.
    Stans no tubes crest mk3 with novatec hubs.
    Mavic Crossmax SL SSC
    Xcr Pro Scandium with Fun works s-light hubs

    Nr 1 and 3 come with centerlock.

    Are there other, better, options I have missed and should be looking for?

    Thanx for advise.
    Awesome....My advise is to get the ones with the best hubs if possible see if any of those hubs have the ability to convert to a 15mm through axle with adaptors. It just gives you a way better variety of forks to choose from if you choose to upgrade the fork down the road.

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    Thanx. Yea, it'd be good to plan for a possible upgrade if it comes to that in future. Already got a retro Sid WC, at some 1350 g, i'm planning to use.
    So guessing that the old Mavic wheelset is out of the equation.

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    Is kinda hard to find cuz dunno really what I'm looking for.
    I've found these. Any thoughts?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mavic-Cross...sid=m570.l1313

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/26-MTB-LR-L...19.m1438.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stan-s-No-T...19.m1438.l2649

    I'd prefer centerlock cuz I happen to have a set of discs.

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    The crossmaxes are great wheels. I've built 2 bikes with them in the past few years. Make sure they are tubeless versions if you are planning on running them that way. Mavic made about every permutation of these wheels imaginable, they have nearly identical tubeless and non-tubeless versions of the rims in disc and rim brake versions.
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