WTB i23 w/ x9/xt hubs
Anyone know if this is a good combo? I am looking at upgrading the wheel set on my goblin and these seem like a good deal.
I can't justify spending $400+ on a wheel set since I don't ride as much as I'd like (probably will hit less than 1000 miles this year, maybe a little more).
I ride a lot of rocky terrain typically at speed so durability is a main concern (I already knocked the stock rear wheel out of true).
I also don't know much about hubs so are the x9 hubs good? I've read both bad and good reviews. Same with the xt hubs.
I'm also looking at the black flag comps but waiting for them to go on sale at performance bike again.
Jeremy, are you familiar with the wtb i23s/x9 hubs?
The i23's are wider than the stock rims so that's a good thing. Spokes are nicer and hubs are a little nicer. Overall weight looks good. They look to be a decent, durable set-up that I don't think you can go too wrong with.
Originally Posted by trevor_b
They also take standard spokes which makes them easy to service at local shops.
I personally have never owned a set of X9 hubs so I can't speak to any issues. I had a pair here in the office for a little while at my desk and they appeared to be well-made and easy to service if need-be.
Re: WTB i23 w/ x9/xt hubs
Can the front hub be converted to work with a 15mm axle?
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Are they? Did you try to buy some?
No, it says they are sold our on the page you linked too
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