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    HELP: Stans Crest 29ers on Giant Talon 29er 0 '12

    I'm new to mountain biking, and just picked up a Giant Talon 0 29er a few months ago. This week I'm picking up my first upgrade, a RockShox Recon Gold soloair, and am sticking with the 9mm QR setup.

    I'm looking at getting the "Stans ZTR Crest 29er wheelset" or the "arch"s, and going tubeless, but I don't know enough about any compatibility issues with my bike to place the order. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    I'm 5'8" @ 170lbs, so the 190lbs (230 for archs) limit shouldn't be an issue, but any suggested alternatives are welcome.

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    ArchEx rims are spec'ed for higher spoke tension and are less flexy because of that and other factors. ZTR hubs and Hope and others have changeable endcaps for different mounts. I would consider a 15mm fork if buying now, like a Manitou Tower Pro.
    If 9mm the Dt RWS 9mm thru-bolt is an improvement. check for endcaps--ZTR has them.

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    I bought a set of Arch's about a month ago and it came setup for 9mm, but included the 15mm adaptors. Just FYI

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    If it was me, irrespective of the weight limit, I would get an Arch wheelset. The profile of the rims are the same but the Arch has an additional internal brace making them stronger and stiffer. You would be gaining 70 grams per rim, a total of 4.9oz. Unless you are going to be doing cross country racing, I wouldn't give up the better control and durability.

    With the correct adapters you can use the NoTubes hubs on any fork/frame.

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    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    Thanks all, I ordered the ARCH's, and changed my fork order to a 15mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreTheCosmos View Post
    Thanks all, I ordered the ARCH's, and changed my fork order to a 15mm.
    Wise choices!
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    You will be very happy with the 15mm front end as opposed to the 9mm. Great upgrade!

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    What makes the 15 > the 9?
    I'm considering a fork upgrade too

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    What makes the 15 > the 9?
    I'm considering a fork upgrade too
    Much stiffer front end. Noticeable reduction in flex.

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