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    Which wheels should I buy?

    Trying to decide between DT Swiss M1700 30mm wide weighing 1822g. Or E1700 25mm wide weighing 1824g. The M series are trail/all mountain and E series are enduro and stronger. Which would you choose?

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    Much would depend on where and how you ride. The 30 mm rim will give you more flexibility in tire choice.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

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    I would pick out your go to tires and then pick the rim.

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    I do about 65% high desert riding, 30% bike park and 5% down a mountain. My favorite tires to date are Vittoria Goma which have really good volume.

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    Unless you're really slamming through rocks hard or you're very heavy, I'd probably get the M1700 with the 30 mm width. My wife's bike has Gomas on it and I think the wider rim should work well with that volume.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

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    My money is on the 30mm wide set. Especially if you like higher volume tires like the Goma. Those dt e splines 30 or whatever they're called are rated at 265# rider weight limit.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Those DT Swiss 30mm ID rims came on my Firebird. I've been beating the shit out of them - weigh 85kg, running about 22 psi in the rear and riding some pretty rocky terrain. Mostly grade 4/5+. They're excellent! I was planning on an upgrade before I got the bike, but they're too good as is. Depending on the ratchet the hubs come with, you may want to upgrade to a 36 or 54 tooth (if it comes with 18t).

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    I'm about 210lbs (95kg) with gear so both should support my weight.
    Looks they are the 18t so the engagement will be slow, but supposedly more reliable, think I read that somewhere?

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    Yes, reliable but annoying if you are used to a faster PoE. Technical climbing will be where you notice it most. The ratchet upgrade is cheap and very very easy to DIY.

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    Great thanks for the info. I'll make sure to do the upgrade

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    Thanks for your input gents. Much appreciated. Cheers!

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