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    New wheelset for Transition Bandit - Arches or Flows?

    Right now I have a set of Mavic 819s. The back one has quite a wobble that can't be trued, so I'm looking at building a new wheelset. I can get a deal on either a pair of Stan's Arches or Flows (Not ex). I'm 5'7 and 160lbs with gear. I ride aggressive, like to run 2.4 tires, and ride every rocky/techy trail the front range has to offer. Which set should I go for? Thanks much!

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    Flows. I had a set of Flows built for a Turner 5 Spot, and the same wheelbuilder built a set of Arches for my Jet9 RDO. The Arch set needs a new rear rim, the Flows have never even been trued.

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    Flows for riding hard, Arches for saving weight and replacing every now and then.
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    OP: Are cheap carbons w/in your budget...~$400 to your door for a pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    OP: Are cheap carbons w/in your budget...~$400 to your door for a pair.
    Do tell. Where do I get a pair of carbons for $400? Thanks!

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    Im 6'3 220 and ride the Flow EX and beat the crap out of them and only had to true them once. They are great wheels and I imagine the Flow's would be fine for your size and weight.
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    Whichever you get, make sure to build them with brass nipples so they will be more tuneable down the road. Little heavier but it'll make for a longer lasting wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbgoring View Post
    Do tell. Where do I get a pair of carbons for $400? Thanks!
    Just scroll down a bit and look, or search this forum, for "group order". I started one and _mk finished it. Maybe you can arrange for another...?
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