I recently bought a Santa Cruz Superlight 29 DXC. (really love this bike, big change from my 2011 xcal) It came with WTB Laserdisc 700C (29") Cross County rims laced to Deore M525 hubs. I can't find very much info on these wheels. I know that they are 19mm interior width and are not tubeless ready. My guess is that they are fairly heavy, perhaps 2400 grams, based on other wheels with the M525 hubs. Not too concerned about the weight, given that this is only a $1750 bike. My question is are these rims going to be strong enough for moderately aggressive XC/trail riding. I am 6'1" and 185lbs.
I have had Laserdisc Trail wheels before that were plenty tough, Perhaps it is using 700C in the rim name that makes me a bit nervous. Makes me think it is a cycle-cross wheel or something. So far they have stayed true after about 50-60 miles of trail riding.
As an alternative I am considering Stan's ARCH EX or Sunringle Black Flags (or Chargers). I need more than just weight savings to motivate me at this point to upgarde.
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