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    2011 models: Easton Haven, Crossmax ST or Red Metal 1 XL

    In a dilemma right now, currently in a Hope Pro 2 with Flow rims and DT spokes currently weighing in the 1.88 Kg range. I would like a bling, light and a true blooded UST wheelset (not those which needs to use conversion strips ) . I need a front 20mm T/A wheels and a QR rear.

    here's my take:

    Easton Haven- pretty hubs, pretty rims , cheapest of the three but heaviest of the three (claimed weight: 1685g) Dont know how reliable are they...

    Red Metal XL1-more reliable hubs than the Mavic. Bigger spoke diameter than the Haven. Same price as the Mavic Crossmax ST. The decals are stick-on, why cant they laser print it like the Mavic Crossmax ST. Middle weight (1650g)

    Mavic Crossmax ST- Lightest of the three (1615g). Unreliable freewheel.

    any other inputs to convince me which is the better wheelset?

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    If you want the biggest bang for the buck, go with Fulcrum Red Metal 3's. Only a few grams more than RM1's at $300 cheaper price. Still get the UST rim with those.
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    The Havens are going to be the most heavy duty by far out of those three wheels. Considerably wider and stronger rims.

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    Fulcrum 3 are only available for 9 mm/15 mm T/A front. No 20mm T/A.

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