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    XC 29er wheels: C29ssmax v. ZTR 355

    Looking for some good, light XC wheels to go with a new 29er build. I'm tall and 185lbs so I'm not going to beat up a wheelset, but I can't go with the featherweight stuff either.

    The Mavic Crossmax C29ssmax look good to me, very durable, although they aren't the lightest. The Notubes/Stan's ZTR series of wheels look hot and seem to be some of the lightest options out there. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Good job! 29er Wheels

    I have recently built a Niner single speed with Stan's ZTR Arch (I'm 215 lbs) rims mated with White industries hubs; built by Dave's Wheels in Arizona. About 1795 grams total. Running Mountain King 2.4's tubless. I love 'em! Consult with Dave about your riding style, he is very good: http://www.speeddream.com

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    My friend rides the C29SSmax, and I run the 355s on I9 hubs/spoke.

    The 355s are lighter and better for running tubeless with non-UST tires. And you can get better hubs than the Mavics for same price.

    The Mavics are heavier, but I think stronger than the 355s.

    I'd say if you are easy on your wheels, then I would go with the 355s. If you want a bit more stronger, I would go with another offering from NoTubes (Arch or Flow). If you want off-the-Shelf wheels that you can get at your LBS easily without having to think about it too much, then the Mavics are not a bad choice.

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    Only get the Mavic Wheels if you intend on running UST or Tubeless Ready tires. The Stans rims are better suited for running standard tires tubeless (giving you a much larger selection) plus they use more standard off the shelf parts.

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