Right now, my 2011 Flash Carbon 29er is sporting SunRinglé Equalizer 29er EQ25 rims, with a Cannondale Lefty hub up front and a SRAM X9 hub in the rear (Shimano SLX 10spd cassette), all stock. Without the skewers the rear weighs 1725 g (with the cassette) and the front 1061 g. I want to shave some weight off, and make my bike a sub-10 kg bike (right now it's at 10.280 g), so the wheels would be the logical choice to do that. Besides, my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and a new wheel set sounds fine .
I'm heavy, weighing 106 kg (233 lb), but I don't do hardcore riding, just asphalt, lots of hard-packed fire roads and some trails, hardily anything radical. With a budget of around $500 to $600, what would be a good option for me? I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the possibilities, so I really can't find a good balance between resistance × low weight × good price .
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated .
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