Proud new owner of an XL Carbon Flash 29er 2 (weight is 23.8lbs stock). I am looking to upgrade the wheelset to something lighter eventually and am wondering what others are doing:
DT 470 Rims with DT 340 Rear Hub and obviously Cannondale Lefty Front
My dilemna is that I would like to switch to Stans 355 or Crest rims but am being told they have a weight limit of 185 lbs (I am around 195 with gear) - any larger guys on these rims? That would leave me with the Arch rims that weigh the same amount as the X470 - ie 470 grams. So there would be not real benefit - as both rims can be converted using the Stans kit to tubeless.
In addition I would only be replacing the rear hub and switching out the 340 for either a 240 or Chris King hub. If I went with the 240 it would save roughly 80 grams and if I went with the CK it would save zero weight (although have better engagement).
So I am confused as I do not really see any options of building a lighter wheelset if the 355 or Crests cannot be used. I don't really want to spend the money on the 240 hub to save 80 grams.
Any thoughts? Are my numbers completely off?
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