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    Mavic 819 vs Notubes ZTR Olympic 347

    I am about to build a new wheelset around Hadley hubs. I've come down to either Mavic 819s or ZTR Olympic 347s. I weigh 135, no more than 150 geared up. What do you recommend and why? What are you experiences with each.

    I would consider my riding style as All Mountain. Thanks for all your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by non_vtec
    I am about to build a new wheelset around Hadley hubs. I've come down to either Mavic 819s or ZTR Olympic 347s. I weigh 135, no more than 150 geared up. What do you recommend and why? What are you experiences with each.

    I would consider my riding style as All Mountain. Thanks for all your help!
    The Olympics are a pure cross country rim.

    The 355 or Arch would be better fit for that sort of riding, even at your weight.

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    819s are much stiffer and stronger...and heavier.

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    Apples and oranges. The olympics are not an all mountain rim.... at all. I wouldn't trust them for anything 'all mountain', even at your weight.

    JMO, YMMV.
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    What about the 355s vs 819s? Would that be a better comparison. I know there is a difference in weight, but does anyone have any experiences with the 355s? How do they hold up? Do they stay straight and true? Thanks for all your info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frs1661
    Apples and oranges. The olympics are not an all mountain rim.... at all. I wouldn't trust them for anything 'all mountain', even at your weight.

    JMO, YMMV.

    I second this. I weigh 170 and ride like a grandma's grandma and still needed to get my olympic 347 wheels trued about every month and a half.

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    Well that answers my question about the 347! Thanks!

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    With its sealed spoke bed and narrow width (for its weight) the 819 is a strong rim and very foolproof. I never had to mess with any of mine. The Arch is lighter and stiff/strong enough to get close, though the 819 is still a slightly more durable rim IMO. At 185, I'd easily use the Arch. Well, I do but in 29er size so it wil be even stronger in 26.

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