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    recommend me a rear wheel for my xc bike(29er) 950 element.

    I want to have a spare rear wheel.

    Looking to spend: middle of the road

    Rear wheel only 12x142 mm.

    I weigh with gear around 250lbs, most of it is cross country miles(2500/year)

    Very little jumping, no drops.

    Not sure if I need tubeless, had one flat in 7 month.

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    At 250 lb go for a Flow, they are light for how strong they are & you can run it tubeless

    Tubeless is very good & not just for not getting flats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    I want to have a spare rear wheel.

    Looking to spend: middle of the road

    Rear wheel only 12x142 mm.

    I weigh with gear around 250lbs, most of it is cross country miles(2500/year)

    Very little jumping, no drops.

    Not sure if I need tubeless, had one flat in 7 month.

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    I agree. At 250lb it's not worth the risk running a lightweight XC wheel. I'd say either the flow or charger would be a good compromise between stiffness and strength. They are a much better wheel then the price would reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drz400sm View Post
    I agree. At 250lb it's not worth the risk running a lightweight XC wheel. I'd say either the flow or charger would be a good compromise between stiffness and strength. They are a much better wheel then the price would reflect.
    I have got many sets of chargers & at my 185 Lb climbing steep pinch climbs I can make the free hubs groan & make horrible sounds, So at 250 Lb I would stay away from them & any other wheel that has less than 32 spokes.

    Just my 2 c

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    I would look at a FlowEX rim, DT 350 hub with 36 tooth ratchets, DT Comp spokes with brass nipples. Lace it yourself with a Park TM-1 tension gauge. Or lace it and get it trued and dished at your LBS.
    It would be about 100 more for a LB wide carbon rim.

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    WTB Products – Wheels – Rims – 29er – Frequency i23 TCS 29

    Would have gone with it myself if it was just a bit wider. I agree with eb on hub/spokes/nipples. And tension guage for that matter. Hopefully your LBS has the spokes you need in-stock, because buying them online is a PITA.

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    XT 765 36 holes hub, mavic TN719 rim, DT Alpine III spokes and brass nipples

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