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    Please help choose: Mavic Crossmax SL wheelset vs ZTR Arch wheelset?

    hey guys,


    just purchased a used 09 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR with ZTR Arch wheelset with Industry Nine hubs. My other 08 stumpy expert have on a Set of Mavic Crossmax SL SSC with Mavic crossmax Hubs. Which wheelset is better compare to performance and weight?


    1. ZTR Arch wheelset with Industry Nine hubs

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    2. Mavic Crossmax SL SSC with Mavic crossmax Hubs



    thanks!

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    I have never used a Stan's rim, but I have used standard rims converted tubeless with Stan's kit with no issues. But I have a pair of Mavic Crossmax from 2006 and the UST rim seems like as good as it gets for running any type of tire you want tubeless, especially if the tires are UST or tubeless ready. Plus they seem pretty dang strong for a lightweight XC wheelset, I've only had them trued once in all that time.

    I'm sure that some Stan's wheelset users may disagree.

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    I9/Arch all day long... even if you're talking about the fancy colored madness.
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    Stans rims work fine with UST and Tubeless Ready tires, though they do need sealant with UST tires which the Mavic Crossmax do not (if flat protection was not needed). If the I9 hubs are using standard spokes and nipples, there is a distinct advantage of being able to get replacement spokes at almost any LBS. However, if they are using the I9 alloy spokes then both wheelsets are in the same boat replacement spoke wise.

    The biggest advantage of the I9 hubs is they can be used to build up a new wheelset using the rim of your choice. Should you need to rebuild the Mavic wheels, you have to send them in to Mavic and pay them to rebuild them (including shipping both ways) using the same rim as before. For this reason I would lean towards the I9/Arch wheelset.

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    I9/Arch

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    If the Stumpy has two thru-axles how do you run Arches on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    If the Stumpy has two thru-axles how do you run Arches on it?
    This post is a year old.....hopefully, the OP has already figured it out.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Question was for me, not the OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    If the Stumpy has two thru-axles how do you run Arches on it?
    Arches are the rims, does it matter what the hubs/axles are?

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    I just know you need adapters to fit on. I have a new 2013 Stumpy FSR Comp 29er I am gonna throw these on.

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    Adapters are for the hubs. You'll need to know the make/model hub to figure out what adapters you'll need. Stans Arch is a make/model of rim which can be laced up to a hub of choice.

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    My Stumpy has a 15 mm thru axle up front and a 142mm spacing, 12mm thru-axle on the rear. If I purchase these, they should fit just fine on my Stumpy correct? Thee is an option for front and rear hub sizings... Stan's NoTubes ZTR Arch EX 29" Wheelset - Pro Bike Supply

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    My Stumpy has a 15 mm thru axle up front and a 142mm spacing, 12mm thru-axle on the rear. If I purchase these, they should fit just fine on my Stumpy correct? Thee is an option for front and rear hub sizings... Stan's NoTubes ZTR Arch EX 29" Wheelset - Pro Bike Supply
    Hmm, tough to say. Any other brand but Specialized and I'd say they should work out fine. But Specialized has a "142+" system in addition to standard 142 spacing and you'd have to know which rear hub your Stumpy frame is set up for. The 2 are not compatible. I'm guessing that your stumpy has the standard 142 spacing and you'll be fine. I think you have to be at an S-Works level to get into the 142+ and then the bike would probably have carbon Rovals which I'd doubt you be swapping out for Arches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewarnerusa View Post
    Hmm, tough to say. Any other brand but Specialized and I'd say they should work out fine. But Specialized has a "142+" system in addition to standard 142 spacing and you'd have to know which rear hub your Stumpy frame is set up for. The 2 are not compatible. I'm guessing that your stumpy has the standard 142 spacing and you'll be fine. I think you have to be at an S-Works level to get into the 142+ and then the bike would probably have carbon Rovals which I'd doubt you be swapping out for Arches.
    I checked and the S-works Stumpy (phhew, expensive!) does have the 142+. My FSR Comp has the normal 142 . Specialized Bicycle Components

    I should be golden, I think...
    I hope...

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