all mountain UST wheelset - which one?
After riding two seasons with mavic 819s and one season with 321 (with tubeless kit) i'm looking for new wheelset for aggressive all mountain use which must be UST type (because i don't like tubes and also tubeless kits are not the true thing..) and not too much weight. I only found these:
Mavic crossmax SX
Fulcrum Red zone
custom with ZRT Flow ? (not really an ust rim)
Are there any other choices? i would like to have custom wheelset with mavic ust rims but there aren't any in this category - 819s are too narrow, 823 too heavy...
What do you think?
I'd get the 821...you just have to wait on Mavic to step up.
OR, you can do like I did, I went with the DT Swiss 5.1 rims with the UST conversion kit. Light and strong. To save some bones, get the Bontrager strip instead - you get the same center channel for seating and the rim remains the same bead interlock that you desire.
I have run mine for years without any problems.
If 819 is too narrow and 823 is too heavy - SX.
Also look at XT - the 20mm through wheelset uses a wider rim.
I'd stay away from XTs due to crappy internals. They have apparently not gotten any better with the new design.
Originally Posted by epic
No factory pre-builds using proprietary parts
Go with a nice handbuilt wheelset
Hope Pro II hubs
Like you said, not true UST but works tubeless just fine.
Why do you say that?
Originally Posted by quax
... and also personal experience from mounting/dismounting many tires: simply compare dismounting a tire from a ZTR and UST rim. You have to apply much force with the ZTR to bring the tire off.
should know better.....
I LOVE my Crossmax SX's. I had an older pair, absolutely bombproof. Still have them, 3 seasons old.
Then, got this years model, for a different bike, and they are even better. Better engagement, lighter, wider. Fantastic so far.
My DH wheelset (which I built), is Hope Pro II's, laced to 823's.
Riding the two back to back, the SX's are way lighter, but track just as well.
What internals. When first released the freehub was prone to failure but from what I understand they fixed this. Mine as well as several others I know are rocking them just fine.
Originally Posted by CharacterZero
But my vote is for 823's.
Hope hoops with ZTR Flow?
I would rather go with custom wheelset because of lower price and maintaining costs - Crossmax SX are sure great but price tag is way over my budget.
so, what do you think about hope hoops with ZTR Flow rims ( http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=40780 ). Price is OK and weight also. I'm not sure about Flow rims, are they stiff enough - compared to Mavic 321s (which i'm totally satisfied with). Any thoughts?
'09 Crossmax SX
I've been very happy with mine. I've been on them since the beginning of the season and they have held up real well.