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    Should I go with Mavic 717 or DT Swiss XR 400 for xc ??

    Any opinions? The Mavic's are cheaper and I think they are about the same weight , Anyone want to chime in ?

    Im ordering the set tommorrow.....

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    Is your riding weight is less than 200 pounds?
    Hey everybody, ride my wheels! They ride good, real good.
    I'm a wheel builder. SRLPE Wheel Works. Send me a PM.

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    FWIW I rode all last season on a 717 on the rear, never an issue. I weigh 240.

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    I would be about 200-205lbs with gear .Looking at DT swiss Comp spokes if that makes a difference , no big jumps or drops maybe a foot or 2 here or there ...

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    You're just over the manufacturer's recommended maximum weight for both of those rims. They are both quality rims, and you normally wouldn't expect a problem with them. Your risk is them not honoring their warranty if you do have a problem.
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    Not sure if this is true or not, but I was told that Mavic uses a harder metal resulting in a stiffer build vs DT Swiss rims.

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    I have two identical wheel builds (spokes, nipples, hubs, and builder) one with Mavic 717s and the other with DT 4.2d. I had nothing but problems with the DT4.2d. Their are plenty of threads on DT rim material. With that said, I'm sticking with Mavic when possible. Hope they get into the 650B format soon.....

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