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    29er wheel upgrade recommendation?

    I have a Trek Suplerfly AL with Bontrager Mustang wheels. I am looking to upgrade, and would love some suggestions in the $500 range. I am considering the following so far:

    SRAM Rise 40 - $450 plus tape @ LBS - 1850 grams
    Stan's Arch EX w/3.3 hubs - $550 online (can't find locally) - 1800 grams
    Mavic Crossride - $300 plus tape @ LBS - 2200 grams

    What else should I be looking at? I'm tempted to do the Crossrides and have the opportunity to upgrade again in a year or two to the Crossmax ST ($800). I've got two bikes (one for my son) and I could always put the Crossrides on it next year.

    I'm also tempted to do the Arch EX because thy seem to be a great overall wheel. The SRAMs seem to be a pretty good bang for the buck too though. Thoughts?

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    Stans and be done with it. You can find them cheaper online..

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    Stan's is the best bang for your buck by far, and the stock 3.30 hubs are actually quite good too...
    I have about 20 hard rides on a pair of Crests (I weigh around 185 geared up) and they have remained perfectly true. If you are not a heavy guy, you can save quite a bit more weight by getting the Crest wheels...But the Arch's would work out great too should you go that route...
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    29er wheel upgrade recommendation?


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