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    Wheelset

    am looking to upgrade my wheelset i currently have WTB fx28 with shimano deore hubs. my question is do i upgrade the hubs or the whole wheelset, i want something lighter and better. Any suggestions ????

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    It might be easier and cheaper to replace the wheels .You might not be able to reuse the spokes or nipples.Where to lose the weight ,the farther out the better. What kind of riding are you doing? What's the budget?

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    Whole wheelset. The hubs are the expensive part and a lot of the time the spokes from an old wheel will have to be scrapped when a different hub is installed.

    I got some wheels from bicyclewheelwarehouse.com a while ago. Good prices and workmanship. If you haven't already done it, get fancy tubes and tires while you're at it. IMHO, wheels are an overrated upgrade. Just less bad than replacing a functional derailleur with a more expensive derailleur.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Very true. Tires, saddle, and fitment parts are the best money to spend. Wheels are next on my list, as I like certain rims to run low pressure.

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    Well i do mostly rocky off road terrain. I already upgraded to tubeless and Michelin tires and I have XT drivetrain

    So what are some good wheelsets for like around $300 (i weight 200lbs)????

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    You are not going to get a new light wheel set for 300$. A wheel maybe ,or used .Look on ebay ,here or pinkbike.

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    Re: Wheelset

    Check out the hope/stans wheels here

    http://www.cyclesportsuk.co.uk/wheels-c-117.html

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    ok thanks

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    Crosslake use to sell new Deore XT wheelsets for $199.99 on Ebay, which is a pretty nice set of wheels. Since so many people were buying them (including me), they raised the price to $250.00. At that price, its still not horrible deal.

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