Lighter wheelset and tubeless help!
Right, so I really need to shed some weight off my DH bike and I'm slowly going to upgrade it, eventually getting new forks and frame.
Currently I have sun ringle abbah lawwill hubs (Heavy and the rear is a bit trashed) and a Mavic EX721 on the front and 729 on the back. I really want to get a new, lighter wheelset but I don't want to compromise the strength of the wheel.
I was thinking about getting a hope pro2 laced to some ex729/721/823 But I don't know which rim to go for! I only weigh about 60kg but I have managed to put a small dent in my rear 729 already (yes, poor riding).
I was thinking about going tubeless to save some weight and didn't know whether the 823 is worth it? I have heard it's not as strong as the 729 and it has issues with the spokes.
So potentially to save the most weight I am tempted to get the 721 and use yellow tape and stans (never done tubeless before).
I run 2.5" maxxis minions dual ply, and also want a good profile, not sure if the 721 is potentially too narrow.
So a lot of questions i know!! Basically, I'm stuck and i just want some advice!
(I do DH and FR, never got a puncture on my dh tubes! So i'm conscious about the cons of tubeless)