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    Lightweight disc wheelset ideas needed

    I'm look to get a top end lightweight XC disc wheelset built. I weight 75kg and ride XC. I'd be happy to push the spoke numbers down to 28 front and back. What wheelset would you recommend?

    Who would build a good wheelset?
    Who would build it cheaply?

    Budget $800.
    Target - light in weight but still able to propel my 75kg XC.

    My research so far has made me lean towards -
    Soul-Kozak disc hubs / Stans 355g rims / Sapim CX-Ray spokes
    With the Stans rims - I'm sure they only come in 32 hole.

    Any other suggestions?

    I'm happy to buy either from Europe or US. I'm based in the UK.

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    Oddsandendos

    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster
    I'm look to get a top end lightweight XC disc wheelset built. I weight 75kg and ride XC. I'd be happy to push the spoke numbers down to 28 front and back. What wheelset would you recommend?

    Who would build a good wheelset?
    Who would build it cheaply?

    Budget $800.
    Target - light in weight but still able to propel my 75kg XC.

    My research so far has made me lean towards -
    Soul-Kozak disc hubs / Stans 355g rims / Sapim CX-Ray spokes
    With the Stans rims - I'm sure they only come in 32 hole.

    Any other suggestions?
    I'm happy to buy either from Europe or US. I'm based in the UK.
    I had a set built by Mike Garcia at oddsandendos.com. I weigh 160 ish. He can build a set using Mavic xc717 or velocity VXC, WTB Laserlight discs (American Classic hubs with different paint) and DT supercomp spokes. My set was extremely light and the hubs are awesome. Total price shipped was $334.00. I am sure you could get him to put stans rims on a set and the price would go up a littel. Check him out.
    Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time... You silly English KI-NIGGIT

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    I concur on the WTB LaserDisc Lite hubs. They are cheap and light. They work well.

    The only caveat is that my rear bearings were shot in about 8 months. I had spares on hand and my LBS replaced them while I waited.

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    Any wheels I get need to cope with 7k road and 1k off road miles a year.

    I expect to have to service the hubs annually.

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    Those Soul-Kozak hubs sound very interesting but very delicate also. If you are looking for durability you may want to consider a heavier wheelset like a Chris King. It gives away 100 grams to the Soul-K. If you are in full weight weinie mode your original build sounds good.

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