I would like to buy a new pair of wheels for aggresive XC use.What do you prefer to me???What wheels do you install to your bikes??My badget is $250-270.
The best thing I ever did for my Mtn Bike was get a second set of wheels and tires for trail use only.
I put a set of Conti Town and Countries on the wheels that came with the bike for my daily cruising on the local bike paths and picked up as set of 2006 XT M765 Mavic 317
I added an XT 11T-32T hub
With some Raptor 2.14s
I've got some mavic crosslands. link to crosslands fro 250.00 at pricepoint They are rim or disc brake compatible. UST or regular tire compatible. Decent strength decent weight nice sealed bearings. Very good wheels for the money. Also have a look at magura wheels. You can get better but it may cost you twice as much.