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    Crossmax XL vs. Spinergy Xyclone Disc for Heckler

    I'm looking for a new wheelset for my Heckler. I'm a 200lb rider with a Pike 454 fork. I have started doing some XC racing and need a lighter wheelset with a 20mm hub. My local terrain is very rocky and technical with some decent jumps and drops so I need something that can withstand some abuse. Any advice between the XL's and Xyclones would be appreciated!

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    Spinergy wheels on ML

    I am currently a 280lb clyde running a set of Spinergy Xyclone Disc's on a Titus Moto-Lite. I have not ridden the Mavic's that you mention but I can tell you that the Spinergy's rock. They have an awesome bling factor. They are flex free. Phenomonal customer support. (They sent me a rear skewer for free even though I bought mine off E-bay and only received two front skewers). The hub is a work of art and the spokes (mine are yellow) set off the bike really well. The hub engagement is really quick and precise. They are loud when freewheeling in a cool, techy sort of way. I could have bought any wheels I wanted but I am really happy that I got these. Check out my bike on the Titus Bike Porn thread to see how it looks. Also Spinergy is in California........American made. I don't think that you will go wrong with them. (You are way lighter than I am....HeHeHe...

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    Thanks for the reply. I was leaning toward the Xyclones just to be different from the rest of the local group who all ride Xmax XL's. I think the red spokes would look killer on my silver Hekler. If they can withstand your abuse then I think they are the set for me! Thanks Again

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    Sounds great

    Man, that build sounds like it will be sweet. Post some pics when you get it built. By the way, you will get stopped by people not even into mountain biking that will ask you about your bike. Kinda cool. I don't baby mine at all. (I'm actually out of commission for a couple of weeks due to a wreck, I got hurt, my Spinergy's are just fine.) Haven't ever needed re-trueing. I would suggest to call Spinergy and get some replacement spokes just in case. Your LBS will not have any. They are $5 apiece and when they send them to you they will be tied in a knot Any way great choice. Your reason was exactly the reason I got them. I guarantee you probably won't see any on the trail

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    Have the Xyclone Disc

    I have the Xyclone discs as well. I am very happy with them as well. They are on my Trek Liquid. I am at 170 lbs and ride rather rocky terrain in northern NJ and have not had any problems with them. Only have some scratches from rocks kicking into the rim on the trail. I have been on them for a little bit over a month so no long term data yet. They are very simple and logical hub design with cartridge bearings. They dropped over a pound of weight off my bike. Had Syncros big box rims on deore hubs before.

    Pics in the trek liquid post.

    I believe they have an 18 degree engagement on the rear hub if I remember correctly.

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    Spinergy's

    I checked your bike out on the Trek page. SWEEEEET!!!!!! Again, Spinergy rocks!!!!!!!!

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    Wheelset

    If you plan to go tubeless (UST) then the Crossmax is the way to go.
    Customer service from Spinergy have been questionable in the past. However a shuffle in managment things are much better.
    Also check out the Industry 9's wheels.......very blingy
    That being said, I still opted for a non system wheelset and purchased King hubs,Mavic etc.

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