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    sub-1300g wheelsets

    Anyone have any mountain bike clinchers that are sub 1300 grams? If so, post the components and the weight of the total wheelset.
    I don' have an extremely light wheelset yet, but I'm planning on building one up someday.
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    I don't own one myself but you could dream a wheel set up fairly easily. I assume you mean a 29er wheelset with the 1300g weight?

    Rim - Stans Crest/Gold/Valor, Enve XC, LB Carbon, AX Lightness, Edge MC1, BOR XMD333 etc.

    Hub - Tune King & Kong/Prince & Princess, DT Swiss 180/240s, Extralite, Mack, P.O.P. etc.

    Nipples - Aluminium

    Spokes - Sapim CX-Ray, CX-Super or Superspokes, DT Aerolite, Pillar X-Tra Light (lightest) or Megalite

    Should be easily below 1300g if you use some of these parts.

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    I did some math and found Stan's Valor rims with Extralite hubs and Pillar titanium spokes will be a little under 1000g. I think my math might be a little off though.
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    sub-1300g wheelsets

    For a reference I built up some LB 29 rims (wide) 240 hubs, cx rays and they were 1480 if I remember right.

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    I'm doing the Valor, Extralite, Pillar Xtra Lite Ti build myself and it looks like it's going to be 1038g. with Alloy valves and Stans yellow tape. I rode the Stans Race Golds for a while and they were quite flexy so I'm really excited for the new Valors.

    I also have a Circus Monkey hubset (355g) on Crest rims (752g) built up with Ti spokes (243g) alloy nipples (25g) with alloy valves and yellow tape (14g) for a total of 1389g but they were quite a bit less expensive, around $410
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Which Circus Monkey hubs did you use? Also which Ti spokes? $410 is pretty cheap.

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    @mattkock
    What are you estimating the valor rim weights in that build? I was told around 280g each. I was going to buy the Race Gold wheels when I was doing a climbing intensive race, my dad told me to wait and a month later, they released the Valor wheels on their website.
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    I have these 29er Extralite CarboCambers 1160g stock. Great wheelset. Rim is offset for balanced spoke tension.
    CarboCamber 29

    mattkock, where you getting those Pillar Xtra Lite Ti? FreeWheel never got back to me on them. Only other place I have found is 144 all same size spoke, min order.

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    How do the CarboCambers ride, climbing and stiffness? I would guess stiffer than most wheelsets that weight.
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    Very stiff JustinKreger. I'm 145 lbs, bike 17 lbs. They accelerate and climb like nothing I have owned before. In control at all times. Twisty single track is like magic. I don't notice any flex compared to stan rims I have used. I use them on pretty aggressive terrain too without a worry. Even jump with them...maybe not as high as mattkock lol. I wouldn't jump with these like his pics. On my Havens no prob. Gotta say they are a great set or rims. I bought barely used for $1400.

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    WOW! $1400 for any carbon wheelset is a steal. I don't weigh as much as you (I'm a lot younger) but my bike is an aluminum superfly elite, not the lightest but it's very comfortable, a descent weight, and it has a great value. I'd probably loose a half a pound to a pound with those. Planning on upgrading this aluminium bike and buying a carbon frame in the future and switch over the components.
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    What does weight and age have anything to do with each other?! lol.

    That's about a 27lb ish bike stock I believe which is an alright start. Aluminum is heavier but a different kind of ride that some prefer.

    Only upgrade parts you can swap if you know yer gonna frame change.

    Tubeless ready wheelsets. not under 1300g but priced alright:
    $1300 1379g: Tune Princess Prince Notubes Crest 29" Laufradsatz Twentyniner 1379G Wheelset | eBay

    $755 1390g: Stan's ZTR 29er Race Gold Wheelset New 2013 | eBay

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    I'm only 14 so I haven't gotten my "mature muscle" yet so I'm still pretty light. I know not to get a new BB or crankset because they BB30 isn't as popular as the new GPX ones now.
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    Do you need special nipples for the CarboCamber or can I use regular aluminium external ones?
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    Ergal, internal, self-locking, hexagonal nipples buuuut these only come as complete wheels. You can't just buy the hoops. $2,657.91 a set.

    Extralite also offers HyperCamber 29ers 1290g which use ZTR Crest hoops and sweet Extralite hubs for $1,535.18.
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    Tiffany told me around 298g a piece for the Valors. At first she said that they would do only a complete wheelset for the Valors and then she said that the rim only would come out later but I got another e-mail that said it's going to be wheelset only again. Whatever the case, they will be mine. I'd wait for the Valors, the RaceGolds were pretty darn flexy but that is when they were 4ft. off the ground and in really rocky terrain in Austin.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    The hubs are just the ones they sell on eBay and the spokes are from the shop I ride for here in Houston. They have them made. It's OffRoadPeddler or ORP here in Houston. He builds all the wheels for the American Olympic BMX Team and lots of BMX Pros no matter what team they are on.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    The shop I race for is going to order them when I get the rims in. They know that they'll have to order a ton of them.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    28 hole Extralite hubs 15mm TA & 135mm QR. CX-Ray spokes. Pillar Alum. nipples. Enve 26" XC hubs with custom decals = 1169 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    28 hole Extralite hubs 15mm TA & 135mm QR. CX-Ray spokes. Pillar Alum. nipples. Enve 26" XC hubs with custom decals = 1169 grams.
    superb!

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    1185g 26" XC wheels

    Ok, looks like the forum is boring lately... 1185g Custom Tune wheels

    still going strong. Although I don't ride this particular bike that much anymore.

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    I just finished building up Carbonal Carbon 650B/27.5 Rims~ 1287g

    571g Front 716g Rear

    Rims weighted in a 324g and 342g (28 hole)
    Hubs American Classic 118g, 242g (15mm Front and QR Rear +17g over listed)
    Spokes Sapim 56spokes 242g
    Nips 20g

    All I need is a frame and less snow to figure out how they ride.

    Weights below are with tape and valves

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