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    DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon vs. American Classic 26 UST Tubeless

    Has anyone tested these new wheels yet?

    I e-mailed American Classic for Specifications and release date of their new Tubeless wheels, but haven't heard from them yet.

    Specs on the DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon are on the DT Swiss Website. Great wheel, just a bit heavy compared to the AC Tubeless. AC Tubeless weighs 1483g if memory serves me right.

    Looking for any recommendations or information on these two wheelsets.

    Thanks,

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK
    Has anyone tested these new wheels yet?

    I e-mailed American Classic for Specifications and release date of their new Tubeless wheels, but haven't heard from them yet.

    Specs on the DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon are on the DT Swiss Website. Great wheel, just a bit heavy compared to the AC Tubeless. AC Tubeless weighs 1483g if memory serves me right.

    Looking for any recommendations or information on these two wheelsets.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
    Not sure either is shipping yet.

    The AC also requires a spoke-hole sealing rim strip (not speced yet) that will add weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Not sure either is shipping yet.

    The AC also requires a spoke-hole sealing rim strip (not speced yet) that will add weight.

    Thanks, I didn't know rim tape was needed for the AC wheels. I'm not a big fan of Rim tape/strip, so that may limit my choices to the CB Cobalts, Mavic SLR's or DT Swiss Tricon's. American Classic has not returned my e-mail question. If customer service is the same as asking simple information from sales, other companies may be better for myself.

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    The latest AC wheels don't require rim tape.

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/interbike/am...nterbike-2009/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1
    The latest AC wheels don't require rim tape.

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/interbike/am...nterbike-2009/
    Those are the wheels we are discussing, and yes, they do require a rim strip. Unlike the previous rims, they have a proper UST-spec bead shape, but they still have spoke holes through the inner wall. AC has yet to recommend a sealing method.
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