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    What do you think of Reynolds Niner MTN 29R XC Wheelset?

    I am thinking of picking up a pair of these for $1200. What do you think of this wheelset? What would you suggest for an alternative?

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    Hubs are meh at best, made by KT (Quando) in China. 2013 models were very troublesome according to reports, 2014 models are supposed to be better but we will see.
    Reynolds hubs - 2014 vs. 2013

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    Hubs are just as important as rims and spokes. The cheap hubs spec'd by many companies fail prematurely and aren't very user serviceable or easily convertible to different axle standards.
    I'd suggest the same rims laced to I-9's. You could go all out if the budget allows and go with the system hubs and spokes.
    The classic flanged hubs will give you the high engagement and universal axle compatibility as well as easier to source spokes without the bigger price tag.
    Either way the Reynolds rims are pretty nice.
    Here's a pack of matches, go play in the street

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    What do you think of Reynolds Niner MTN 29R XC Wheelset?

    For about the same price you could get Roval carbons with the DT Swiss rear hub internals.

    I9s would be sweet but I am guessing more expensive.

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