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    Your Thoughts On These Wheelsets

    I posted this question in the wheels and tires forum, but since it's a 29er question, I've re-posted it here.


    I've been entertaining building up a new longer travel FS 29er { Intense Spider 29 } and have been looking at some "different" manufacturers of wheelsets. I came across these 2 on ChainReaction the other night and wondered if any of you might have any feedback or insight regarding them.

    Fulcrum Red Power 29er XL
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=78572



    Kore Durox II 29er
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=78572


    The other set I've been entertaining are the WTB Frequency i23 wheelset which have been discussed in depth here on MTBR. I really like the WTB i23's, but am always open to something new.
    http://kevinboyer.zenfolio.com/


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    those are all super light "XC" wheels, if you are going longer travel you probably need a more rugged wheel set? might just toco/damage a ultra light set if doing the type of riding that requires long travel bike,...?
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    High performance wheel hubs with faster spin for downhill mtb racing

    a bit heavier, but rock solid. mine are on the way! they are currently on sale from $450 to $300. better price, better wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zukrider View Post
    High performance wheel hubs with faster spin for downhill mtb racing

    a bit heavier, but rock solid. mine are on the way! they are currently on sale from $450 to $300. better price, better wheel.


    I had already looked at these, but I want to run 142x12 on the rear.
    http://kevinboyer.zenfolio.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    those are all super light "XC" wheels, if you are going longer travel you probably need a more rugged wheel set? might just toco/damage a ultra light set if doing the type of riding that requires long travel bike,...?
    That's what I was afraid of. Thanks.
    http://kevinboyer.zenfolio.com/


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    I am also curious about the Kore wheels. They are very inexpensive for UST wheels ($250 or so at CRC). Note, it looks like the original post had a bad link for the Kore Durox wheels (used same link as the Fulcrum)

    Kore Durox 2 29er
    Kore Durox II 29er Wheelset - Black 2012 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    I also found this on the KORE USA website.
    DUROX

    Kore appears to be marketing these as AM/Trail wheels and not super light wheels (like the Fulcrum)

    Apparently MBA magazine did a positive review on these in the September 2012 issue. Anybody have access to that issue?

    From what I can tell they have cromoly cartridge bearings and an alloy (aluminum) freehub body. I also read that they are releasing a XX1 freehub body for the Durox hubs. If they are super cheap hubs why would they license with SRAM to make a XX1 compatible freehub? Quite the mystery these wheels are.


    Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I could find next to nothing on these wheels.

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    Your Thoughts On These Wheelsets

    I have to say that the picture of the hubs at the link provided look awfully like the hubs that just came with my Azonic Outlaw 29 wheel set. I bet they are the same make. I honestly have not ridden them yet as I am still building up the bike and it's winter here in Michigan. However, the Azonics get decent reviews so it might not be a bad budget choice until you "grow" out of them.


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