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    I just purchased a 2014 29er stumpy ht Hyper yellow and I'm trying to decide on what wheel set I should go with. Im from Houston so the trails are pretty tamed with roots and such. I have a $1000 budget i would like to stick too, any leads on what rout i should take?

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    Contact a good wheel builder like Lace Mine 29 and have a custom set made. $1000 can get you a pretty bad a$$ wheelset.

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    I'm thinking about something wider with about a 30mm id. For a ht aluminum has some compliance for at least the rear. The AC Wide Lightning is $800. Your lbs should be able to give you 20% off as part of your new bike purchase deal.
    I'm waiting for some reviews like from these guys.
    On Test: American Classic Wide Lightning 29"er Wheels
    I like to do wheel builds, but that rim is not available separately. LB has some 30mm id rims starting to come out in carbon.

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    I personally have a soft spot for DT Swiss wheelsets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    I personally have a soft spot for DT Swiss wheelsets.
    That's funny, I have nothing but flat spots on my DT rims.

    No, seriously...

    Without knowing how and where you ride, I say go for good hubs and Light Bicycle AM 29er rims.

    DT Swiss hubs and spokes are my favorites, but I personally hate their rims. Soft, overpriced, noodely narrow rims. I've tweaked a couple without hardly trying.

    The LB AM rims are light, stiff, pretty dang durable, and it sounds like you have budget for them with some good hubs. IMO, rims are more important than the hubs, as long as you get decent quality mid grade hubs to begin with.

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    Thanks for the input, should I try to run a 32mm tire? I keep reading stuff on wider rims and benefiting more by using a wider tire like a 32mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    Contact a good wheel builder like Lace Mine 29 and have a custom set made. $1000 can get you a pretty bad a$$ wheelset.

    Lace Mine 29 - Big Bicycle Wheels
    +1 Having him do my Light Bicycle Carbon rims with a set of Chris King hubs I bought awhile back.
    Go to his site and read how he does wheel sets I was impressed.
    After talking to a couple other local builders than seeing what Lace Mine 29 does I can see it's worth having him do my wheel set.
    Cycle Sports UK has Hope Pro 2 EVO hubs 40 poe For $182.21 Rear and like $76.57 Front in a wide range of colors so $258.78 for the set.
    Hope Pro 2 Evo Disc Rear Hub 10mm x 135mm | Hubs | - Cycle Sports UK
    The Light Bicycle carbon rims will run you like $380 shipped for a pair so your at $638.78 That leaves $361.22 for spokes and labor so around your budget you will have a really nice wheel set.
    And you can change the end caps on the Hope hubs if you change to another bike later on.
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    Colorado cyclist has some good deals on crest/arches laced to chris kings You can get a set for about $840. The wheel builders their build bombproof wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOWEDMODE2323 View Post
    Im from Houston so the trails are pretty tamed with roots and such. I have a $1000 budget i would like to stick too, any leads on what route i should take?
    You'll probably be branching out and coming to the Austin area at some point, and hit lots of limestone chunk and ledges. You might even start racing the TMBRA series and at some point there is the obligatory pilgrimage to mecca, uh, I mean Moab/Grand Junction/Fruita/Durango. Go for a build that is race light yet very stout; at your price point that is not mutually exclusive, and leaves you set up for much more than Houston trails.

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    So what don't you like about the stock wheels?

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