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    Stan's ZTR Alpine or Crest?

    I would like to build a wheetset for XC ride, maybe occasionally trail ride. I also intend to use if for XC race.

    Any thoughts between Stan's Alpine and Crest?
    Is Crest stiffer than Alpine with insignificant 20g penalty?

    Thanks!

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    How much do you weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    How much do you weigh?
    145 lbs

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    The crest is a noodle, I cant imagine going even lighter. Id look at the crest or arch, even as a light rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris9888 View Post
    145 lbs
    You could probably get away with the Alpine, but the Crest might give a little extra piece of mind.
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    I just switched from crests to arch ex's on my hardtail and although I can feel the slight weight gain, the stiffness absolutely outweighs any weight gain. I am 180 pounds though, so I probably was at the max for crests anyways.

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    Part of a wheel's noodle-like tendencies come down to the build.

    I'm 195 lb. rider and Crests (built by Stan's) work fine for me (and also for riders ~220 lbs. or so who I ride with on a weekly basis). We ride urban assaults w/ stairs, obstacles, etc. plus lots of XC with some mountain/FR.

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    I am 210 lbs building some this winter, stans ZTR arch ex with hope pro 2 hubs , strong enough?

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    I am 185 and ride Crest. Mostly XC and some trails with logs and small drops. No problems yet.

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    I have to agree that at 180 on my hardtail, I had no issues whatsoever... they held true for over 6 months of xc/trail riding (no drops/jumps, small chunk). My .02 cents.... crest at 180 = no issues but ArchEX = stiffer and feels better.

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    Since I am doing quite a fair bit of technical trails, will go for Arch. Peace of mind.

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