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    thecentralscrutinizer
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    Velocity wheelset

    Anyone have any experience with the Blunt Sl wheelset?

    I currently have an old set of VXC Disc rims and Hope hubs that have been a good, but heavy, wheelset. Looking to go tubeless as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Anyone have any experience with the Blunt Sl wheelset?

    I currently have an old set of VXC Disc rims and Hope hubs that have been a good, but heavy, wheelset. Looking to go tubeless as well.

    Thanks
    Blunt SLs are not much lighter than the VXC and there are better choices for tubeless (WTB TCS).
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    I find the Blunt SL to be a very soft rim. I've dented my rear wheel a couple of times before finding the minimum pressure that I can run without bottoming out my tire on my local trails. The wheel also had a tendency to get our of true when built at 90 kgf but once I've bumped it closer to 110 kgf it's much better although if I remember correctly it's over the published limit.

    Basically, it's nothing exceptional and I would look at the WTB as proposed by shiggy if I were you.
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    I'd either look at the WTB i19 TCS or the Pacenti CL25. The WTB uses a stiffer (and therefore more dent resistant) alloy and a UST compliant bead shape that makes installing tubeless ready tires a snap. The Pacenti is the same bead shape as the Blunt SL but with eyelets. It also doesn't have the reputation of denting easily.

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    I have had a few sets of Blunt Sl with CX Ray spokes built up by Velocity. I have found them be excellent wheels. Velocity tends to run 110-120 kgf spoke tension. Mine have remained true and I have had no real trouble with denting. I run 28 PSI with 2.125 tires and weight 145 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drider85 View Post
    I have had a few sets of Blunt Sl with CX Ray spokes built up by Velocity. I have found them be excellent wheels. Velocity tends to run 110-120 kgf spoke tension. Mine have remained true and I have had no real trouble with denting. I run 28 PSI with 2.125 tires and weight 145 lbs.
    Thanks. Wouldn't happen to know the "real world" weight of those wheels would you?
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