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Thread: Good Upgrade???

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    Good Upgrade???

    I am looking to upgrade my wheelset on my FSR. I'm looking at the Easton XC One wheelset. I can get a new set for $300 right now and they weight 1590g compared to my 2100g. Any thoughts?

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    That's an excellent upgrade for you!You're shaving off over a pound of rolling weight for only $300,that's not bad at all.Where can you get them for that much or are you getting an deal from a private seller?

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    A friend of a friend has them in his garage new in the box and just wants to get rid of them. At jensonusa.com they were 350 for a bit.

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    Looks like Jensons still has them for $350.Cool,I'll have to get me some one day.

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    I ordered a set from jenson. Oh man are they great!

    They roll effortlessly. Seem stiffer than my old 36 spoke set up. And oh yeah the weight is super nice.

    They accelerate faster and climb much better!

    I say if you can go for it! It's the best wheelset you can probably get for that price!
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