Well the time has come to get some mountain wheels for my Bad Boy Ultra.
That is a 2006 Cannondale Furio frame with a Headshok Super Fatty Ultra DLR, SRAM PG 950 11-34 cogs and FSA V-Drive MegaExo 22/32/44 crank.
After reading the forums I've narrowed my alternatives between the 07 Mavic Crossride wheelset or the Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite XL with XT hubs.
I weigh around 200 pounds and eventhough downhill is not my main thing I kinda feel i hit my rims pretty hard when off road, sometimes I do some jumps and somehow wonder if the crossrides will stand that in time. I just checked them today and as nice as they are they look a bit 'delicate'. I haven't yet seen the Sun Rhyno's but they are described -in most of the posts I've read- as tougher than the crossrides.
If I go with the Rhynos:
- is there really a difference other than price between the SRAM 950 and the 990 cassetttes?
- is there any measure I should specify when ordering the XT hubs?
- I've been told that the fattest tire that would fit my frame is a 2.3 Can you confirm that?
- am I missing any other rims/wheelsets I should consider?
A set I do like a lot are the DT Swiss FR2350, but as much as I like them they are out of my budget now.
As a restriction, I wouldn't like a silver set. Red is OK, but then..
So, I'd appreciate your comments, or experiences on this. Thanks.
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