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    Time for new wheels - advise appreciated.

    My current wheels are bit trashed after 3500 miles on them and it's time for a new set.
    The current set is Vuelta Mountain Team Superlite and weight 1556 gm. Pretty decent set that made it through my learning how to ride period.

    I mostly ride XC and trail- Sonoran, Deems, Cave Creek, BCT, McDowells and T101 whereabouts. I do some local races as well. I weigh about 156 pounds currently.

    I would like to stay around the same wheel weight - circa 1600gm and under, since I was spoiled by a light wheelset.

    The wheels I am currently looking at are:
    same Vuelta set for $300 = 1550 gm
    Stan's Crests for $544 =1600 gm
    American Classic MTB race 29er for $900 =1430 gm

    Definitely not looking to blow a lot money if I don't have to.

    Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?

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    He is local and stands behind his work. I have a set of his Crests and they have been very reliable and true. I would absolutely consider him again for mountain or road wheels. He will be my next "go-to" for another set. You will not be disappointed.

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    Something else to chomp on. btw, I am not on his payroll. lol

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    Awesome website, thanks.

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    Dang thanks for posting this and thanks even more for the link to Dave Thomas! Buying myself a new set for Xmas and I'm going that route I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter97 View Post
    Dang thanks for posting this and thanks even more for the link to Dave Thomas! Buying myself a new set for Xmas and I'm going that route I think

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    I've had four wheelsets from Dave and have yet to true any of them. Great guy and product.

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    Yeah, going handbuilt is always the best option IMO.
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    Re: Time for new wheels - advise appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by floxy View Post
    I've had four wheelsets from Dave and have yet to true any of them. Great guy and product.
    That alone would be worth the money. I'm about 230lbs so my wheels need to be trued fairly regularly. When it's a little closer to Xmas I'll see what he suggests for my fat arse

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    Solid steel with lead rim tape to slow your speedy A$$ down! :-)

    I have had good luck/performance with Stan's Arch EX and Hope hubs. Also, very easy to change between different bike sizing standards, e.g... 15mm vs. 9mm QR.

    I know Ray and some other members on here swear by Dave's talents. I think that would be money well spent.
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    Good experience with Dave's Wheels about a year ago here too. They are Stan's Flows on a rigid single speed and I haven't had to true them in a year (a few hundred miles). I'm ~220lbs (fully loaded).

    He was great to work with too.

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    Ballpark.. what does a mid range wheel set cost?

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    Very happy with my AmClassic SS wheelset. Stick with UST I say, great compatibility, never a tire that doesn't fit because it's too tight.
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