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    Mavic Disc 717 for clydes?

    Hi Guys...
    Oh man, I don't know what's going on with me, but I just don't like my CrossRides. Therefore, I want to buy a new set of rims and hubs.
    Hubs are not a problem - Shimano XT -, but I'm thinking on buying 717s for them. What I'm looking for is something that can support my not-so-feather weight (220).
    What do you guys think?

    W

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    Btw....

    I ride aggresive XC. Thanks for the feedback, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seis66
    I ride aggresive XC. Thanks for the feedback, guys!
    Not a particularly good choice for your weight unless you're very easy on wheels. I would say DT 4.1d at the minimum, or something like the 719 or DT 5.1.

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    Mavic 819 rim seems to be a popular AM/aggro XC choice.

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    What about 321?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seis66
    What about 321?
    They are a bit heavier (50 - 75 grams each) than the other ones mentioned, but they are cheap, strong and relatively stiff.

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    I weigh 280 and have been riding 717's for a few years with no problems, but I would listen to Larry's (ventanarama) advice for the best outcome.

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    I weigh in at 240lb and use the Mavic 819. They are not overly heavy at 480g a rim, but they have withstood some serious Welsh abuse here in UK. You also have the added bonus of running tubeless which as a relative newcomer to this, I find brilliant.

    At our weight, the extra 100g or so will not be felt, although an unexpected big hit may make the decision for you. Go for the 819, a great rim in my honest opinion.

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    i was between 200-215 for a while riding the 317's and they held up fine, (the hubs died before the rim) and i rode somewhat agressive. If you ride smart and dont plow through things they are fine but they really arnt ideal like has been said before

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