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Thread: Wheelset q's

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    Wheelset q's

    I'm looking to buy a new wheelset. I'm a 180lb XC rider and prefer running tubes if that makes a difference. Lightweight is a concern but not stupidly so. On my 3rd year on my Rolf Satellite's (came on bike) and I've been happy with them but want something lighter next time round.

    Anyone have any opinions on prebuilt wheels, like the Shimano or Mavic lineup? Or is my best route to go with a builder and spec what I want? My dilema is to keep the price around $500.ish CDN +/- a bit depending. Do any of the private builders have a website I can check out? Did a lazy search but came up with nothing.


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    I have Mike from building me up a set of Chris King ISO laced to DT 4.1 disc rims. Built and shipped for $498. Still waiting on them since I wanted pewter hubs which were being shipped to him still. But it'll be a great wheelset for a good price. If I remember the weight right it all came to around 1700 grams for the set. is another supplier I see mentioned here often.

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