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    '08 Prophet 2 w/ 24 hole rims?

    I noticed the new Prophet 2 comes spec'd w/ DT Swiss 4.2D rims with 24 spokes. The website, I think, says 32 hole, but I counted (and have been told) 24 spokes. The spokes are DT Swiss Champion. I'm no expert, but 24 hole rims on an "AM trailbike" seems a bit suspect to me. Will the Champion spokes compensate, in terms of strength, for the lack of 32 spokes? For what it's worth, I weigh 200 lbs, but tend to ride fairly smoothly. But I don't want to shy away from any trail "challenges". Will this wheelset cut it?

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    I've beaten the hell out of my 24 hole Mavic TXC 3.01 laced with DT super comp spokes on my '02 Jekyll. After all this time I have a slight flat spot on the rear rim (not noticeable with tyre mounted) and once I had a loose spoke. The wheels have always run true, I think I have had them trued once in the last 5 years.
    I only weigh 160 lbs but have really done some heavy riding on these, big crashes etc and they seem to have held up great. I think having the strong rim helps but I find 24 just fine.
    Hope this helps.

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    About a year ago I posted a similiar thread here on the forum when I was looking to buy some 819's for my Prophet. The Jekyll was also spec'd with 24 spoke 819's and it was an 'all mountain' bike too. I ended up buying both 32 and 24 spoke 819 wheelsets and have ridden them both. I have settled with the 24 spoke versions because they have the better DT Swiss 340 hub. I even run 8 inch Hayes Mag brakes and have never had an issue. If you search this foum for "819 24 prophet" there is lots more info to read.

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    hey go pirates, i have a prophet 2 too . the rims are sweet. i absolutley hate the hubs though . i would like to change them out with chris kings. the rims work just fine. i thought they were 32's, well, theyre strong. i just got back from a weekend of some very fast downhill (drive up ride down, thats how steep!) filled with rocks and logs, and i didnt once feel them being unstrong. i also do a lot of street riding and small jumps, so i think they're very strong.

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