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    bontrager duster 26 wheelset

    I just picked up my Fuel ex 8 26er. nice frame and components just a bit thick. Anyone have the spec on the 2014 duster wheelset? Trek is pretty tight lipped on this.

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    Nice, I'm getting the same bike in a week or two. I've heard that the wheelset is solid but nothing fancy. I will probably upgrade the rear wheel after a year or so.

    Have you posted any pics?

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    They (Dusters) are 28 hole rims and usually use 15g spokes, so that part isn't terribly portly. The most weight is likely in the hubs, and sadly, when you spend $2,500 to $3,000 on a full suspension bike in 2014, you still usually get either low level Shimano or rebranded generic type hubs.

    Dusters convert to tubeless quite easily with the Bontrager kit, and it's a worthwhile expenditure IMHO.

    Just keep an eye on the spoke tension for a while, and you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj View Post
    They (Dusters) are 28 hole rims and usually use 15g spokes, so that part isn't terribly portly. The most weight is likely in the hubs, and sadly, when you spend $2,500 to $3,000 on a full suspension bike in 2014, you still usually get either low level Shimano or rebranded generic type hubs.

    Dusters convert to tubeless quite easily with the Bontrager kit, and it's a worthwhile expenditure IMHO.

    Just keep an eye on the spoke tension for a while, and you should be fine.
    This. Also pretty reliable wheel set
    2014 Niner RIP 9
    Full XT
    Rock Shox Pike 140
    Roval Control Carbon

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    for 2014 they have a bontrager branded hub

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