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  • Mavic Cross Max ST (20mm) - 1720 Grams

    4 23.53%
  • Mavic Cross Max SX (20mm) - 1950 Grams (Stronger)

    13 76.47%
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    Bike for Front Range - Which Wheels?

    So, I just built a BMC Trailfox I'll be riding in the Front Range...

    Im not sure which wheels to go with??

    Mavic Crossmax ST 20mm - 1720 grams
    Mavic Crossmax SX 20mm - 1950 grams (stronger)

    Your choice?

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    How much do you weigh and what is your riding style? Does the extra weight mean that much, are you planning on racing? Cost difference?

    I'm a pretty light guy (145ish) with a set of Crossmax SL and I've never had an issue. But if you're not planning on racing, why not have a little burlier wheelset and pocket some extra cash, if the heavier set is in fact cheaper... Just my opinion.

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    I'm not a light guy (175) with '01 Crossmax SLs and have never had an issue. My style, however, does NOT include hucks over 3 feet.

    Edit: I take it back - the only issue I've had is with the pawls in the rear hub. Those things royally pi$$ me off due to the requirement of disassembling and cleaning/lubing at least once a year.

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    Build your own. Balle Racing for a set of Hadley's, DT 4.2 rims, DT Champion 1.8/2.0 db front, 2.0 rear, alloy or brass nips on front/brass rear. Total cost ~$5 large. You won't have to worry about how "light" you are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I'm not a light guy (175) with '01 Crossmax SLs and have never had an issue. My style, however, does NOT include hucks over 3 feet.

    Edit: I take it back - the only issue I've had is with the pawls in the rear hub. Those things royally pi$$ me off due to the requirement of disassembling and cleaning/lubing at least once a year.
    3 feet? I can't get you to follow me off of a 2 footer Then again your wheels don't need the servicing mine do

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    I went into the same study of getting the special Mavics. Not worth it in my opinion. They're strong, and if you get a smoking deal, great. Otherwise, I was able to build up 317's laced to hadley's (or go with I-9 hubs) with a DT Competition spoke. I found my build was lighter than the cross max AND repairable. Go find a zirkal spoke when you snap one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I'm not a light guy (175)

    try again when you bulk up another 50lbs....175, ain't that welterweight class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    3 feet? I can't get you to follow me off of a 2 footer Then again your wheels don't need the servicing mine do
    Hey - I rolled that nice 2-3 foot shelf on Free Lunch. You were just too far behind me to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319

    try again when you bulk up another 50lbs....175, ain't that welterweight class?
    Well, I was speaking relative to the dude that said he was 145 and "pretty light"...

    If 145 is "pretty light" then 200 is a giant fata$$.

    Edit: And try as I might, I apparently am *incapable* of gaining weight beyond 175... no matter HOW much beer I drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Hey - I rolled that nice 2-3 foot shelf on Free Lunch. You were just too far behind me to see it.
    You've gotten fast!

    P.S.... that was a 1 footer

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    Chris Kings (I prefer the heavy-duty steel shell for durability) or Hadleys laced to some good rims of your choice. Weight should be around 1,850-2,000 grams. A less expensive option would be to use Hope hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    You've gotten fast!

    P.S.... that was a 1 footer
    Ahhhhhhhh, CRAP!

    It was at least 4 Pinkbike feet, wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Ahhhhhhhh, CRAP!

    It was at least 4 Pinkbike feet, wasn't it?
    8 pinkbike feet, and I liked the no-hander

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    8 pinkbike feet, and I liked the no-hander

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    And, if you can find some, the old Hugi/Hayes hubs are some of the best I've come across. Damn near indestructable. You can score some on ebay for cheap...if you're lucky!

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    So, did anyone answer my question!!??

    I weigh 180#'s, enjoy riding up as much as down, enjoy a light-weight bike but not at the expense of durability!!

    And by the way, I am getting a smokin' deal on these wheels!

    SX's or ST's???

    Thanks for those who have posted on the poll - that does speak quite clearly!!! Any "why's"?

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