29er wheelset - XC or AM?
I am looking to upgrade my wheelset this winter, and am trying to decide how strong/light I should build them. The last time I had a MTB wheelset built it was the late 90s where XC was AM, and it was either that or DH.
I weigh 185 geared up, ride mixed flowing and technical XC and generally am a finesse rider around and over obstacles. I do also mix in some urban stuff - stairs, small drops 2' or less, etc, but I am not doing huge jumps or bashing into big ruts and rocks on downhills. Bike is a steel hardtail.
Will lightweight XC wheels stand up ok, or should I be looking for something stouter, more AM? Again getting back into the swing of things I'm not sure what classifies as 'strong' or 'weak' these days, especially in 29er hoops.