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    New question here. DT Swiss X1800 <OR> Mavic Crossline???

    Hi all

    Just can't decide between the two. Crossline set is somewhat less expensive but 200-300g heavier. It's not the money anyway. I'm planning to run 2.3 - 2.35 tires and aggressive XC/AM.

    Some say Crossline internal width is too narrow for 2.35 tires. What is, then, X1800 internal width, apparently external is 24mm.

    Any other thoughts on these. I weigh 200 if that helps. Which set would be tougher?

    Please help if you have any info.

    Many thanks.

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    One is a XC wheelset and one is Enduro/All Mountain. The Crossline is 21mm wide internal, plenty big for 2.35" tires and the more durable wheelset.

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    Thanks for that. Crossline it is. I was kinda leaning towards is it. Cheers.

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    Just one more question. If my frame is designed for 10mm rear wheel, does that mean that I can only buy wheel that is 10mm?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by igz View Post
    Just one more question. If my frame is designed for 10mm rear wheel, does that mean that I can only buy wheel that is 10mm?

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    10mm is the standard rear axle size, so a QR or 10mm thru bolt will work fine. You will not be able to fit a 12mm rear axle through, though there are some "step down" axle kits to fit 12mm rear hubs into 10mm dropouts.

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    Thank u so very much. What about 9.5mm rear - like new Mavic Crossride? Will that be ok for 10mm dropout? Half millimeter doesn't seem to be much, just thought I'd ask.

    Those numbers are pretty annoying, where the f*** did they get 9.5mm.

    Many thanx again.

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    I've seen some Taiwan hubs use 9.5mm axles and they work fine, so I don't think it will be an issue.

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