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    Alex a-class vetrax d5 disc. Opinions??

    I'm gonna pick up a set. Before I do just wondering if anyone has any experience. I will be using it for XC, Singletrack, and light All Mountain. I weigh 205 lbs.

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    Alex wheels are generally good quality hubs, rims, and builds. Not a fan of the paired spoke thing, especially in MTB wheels but otherwise the sale at Cambria (I assume that is where your getting them) makes them awfully tempting for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac808
    I'm gonna pick up a set. Before I do just wondering if anyone has any experience. I will be using it for XC, Singletrack, and light All Mountain. I weigh 205 lbs.
    At your weight, for ANY kind of all mountain even light, this would be a v bad idea imo. I weigh 180 and would not use these even for fast XC rides. Would put them on a commuter MTB that also need to by used on fire-roads. That sort of thing.
    Good luck with whatever you get.

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    Thanks. I ended up getting a set built from bicyclewheelwarehouse. Mavic 317 w/ XT hubs and 15 gauge(i think) spokes. These things rock.

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    D5 Review

    Hey Zac808 I am looking at a pair of these wheels as well and weigh about the same as you, how has the riding been on them? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundy_77
    Hey Zac808 I am looking at a pair of these wheels as well and weigh about the same as you, how has the riding been on them? thanks
    Are you talking about the mavic/xt?? Ehh, they're OK. They roll fast and are strong but downside is the drive side hub cone comes loose once in a while. I don't know what's the deal, but I've learned to carry cone wrenches on the trail. I guess XT's have been known to have the cones come loose.

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