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    Wheelset question for Fargo owners

    Hello,
    I would like some input/recommendations from Fargo owners for a new wheelset. I recently purchased a pre owned Fargo and am really enjoying it. It is my first, and currently only, drop bar bike. I realize the Fargo is more intended for trail use, but I would like to purchase a lighter weight more versatile wheelset that I can use for gravel riding, etc.
    any recommendations for a wheelset that can accomodate a set of cross tires as well as mtb tires? Thanks
    2009 Salsa Fargo
    2012 Surly Pugsley
    2012 Cannondale SL4 29

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    Any XC type 29"er wheel set will do just fine. Keep the inner rim width to under 25mm and any 35-50mm tire will work great on it. Depending upon how much you want to spend, you should easily get a wheel set under 1500 grams. Also- your new wheel set should cover you for both trail/XC and gravel duty. No need for two separate wheel sets at all.

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    If you want to go tubeless, then I suggest the Stans Crest rims. You can find deals on pre-built stans wheelsets with stans hubs and crest rim. Expect to pay in the $550-$650 range for a complete wheelset. Relatively light too.
    As G-T points out there are many options. I'm running Stans arch rims on stans hubs. I do some camping with mine and carry some gear so I wanted something a bit burlier. Truth is I could probably go crest and not really notice a difference.

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