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    XC 29er wheelset for a 220 lbs rider

    I'm 220lbs/16 stone/100kg, I've just startet riding (due to knee problems when running). I'm riding gravel with some rocky sections but mostly decent gravel paths. I'll build a 29er based on a chinese carbon frame.

    I've found serveral alternatives for a new wheelset, what would be my best option? I've stayed away from Crest because of my weight. What would be my best bet of the ones

    I've found are there any others I should check out?

    Superstar Switch
    NoTubes ZTR Flow
    Sapim Race
    Brass Nipples
    1900g
    260

    Fun Works 4Way Pro
    NoTubes ZTR Flow
    Sapim D-Light black
    Alu Nipples
    ca 1750g
    370

    DT Swiss 370 front/ DT Swiss 350 rear
    NoTubes ZTR Arch
    Sapim D-Light black
    Alu Nipples
    ca 1675g
    395

    Hope Pro 2 Evo
    NoTubes ZTR Arch
    DT Swiss Competition
    DT Swiss Competition
    ca 1750g
    410

    Which rims from WTB, DT Swiss, Mavic, Alex etc would suit me?
    Are there any factory built set I should consider?

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    Easton Haven?

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    Thanks great suggestions, but I forgot to tell I've got a 400 budget limit per set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimare View Post
    DT Swiss 370 front/ DT Swiss 350 rear
    NoTubes ZTR Arch
    Sapim D-Light black
    Alu Nipples
    ca 1675g
    395

    Hope Pro 2 Evo
    NoTubes ZTR Arch
    DT Swiss Competition
    DT Swiss Competition
    ca 1750g
    410
    I've more or less decided to go with either the the Hope or the DT Swiss set. Out of the reports I've seen is that most prefer DT Swiss over Hope, but Hope seems to sell more I suspect I hardly would go wrong with either. I live at the west coast of Norway, with a lot of rain and Hope seem to be better suited for wet conditions(?).

    As the price is about the same, what would be my best bet?
    DT Swiss as most seem to prefer these over Hope?
    Hope as these seem better designed for wet conditions?
    Either, as both mostly have a lot of happy users?

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    I have a slightly different suggestion. I ride at 245 with gear and run SunRingle charger pro wheelset. I trail ride rocky trails as much as I faster XC. They have held up FANTASTIC! and I only spent $460 on the set which comes with yellow tape installed sealant and valve stems. I run 15mm front and 12x142 rear. Take a look at those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorillawitts View Post
    I have a slightly different suggestion. I ride at 245 with gear and run SunRingle charger pro wheelset. I trail ride rocky trails as much as I faster XC. They have held up FANTASTIC! and I only spent $460 on the set which comes with yellow tape installed sealant and valve stems. I run 15mm front and 12x142 rear. Take a look at those.
    Thanks that's a really, really interessing suggestion. They seem to go around $400, and are tubeless ready. After postage and taxes the price is still competetive with my other alternatives.

    I've found also another flattering review.

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