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  1. #1
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    Looking for a sub-$300 disc wheelset, 20mm front

    Didn't know whether to post this here or the wheels forum, but thought I'd try here first...

    -I'm 170lbs w/o gear or bike
    -this is for my new "lite FR"/"heavy XC"/"all mountain" (5"/6" travel) full suspension ride
    -20mm thru axle hub front
    -disc specific
    -as light as possible, this is not shuttle specific

    If there's not a lot of value difference between $200 and $300, I've got no problem only spending $200 or less, but I'll spend the extra $100 if there's a great difference in weight with the same durability....

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Go to the web retailers links on this site. I saw a good deal at Richards Bikes on a 20mm wheelset, Mavic 823 rims if I'm not mistaken...

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    Here's one

    Not sure of the weight, but very much bombproof:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-AZONIC-OUTLA...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Check these 2 Out:

    Azonic Outlaws - do a search on Qbike.com

    Transition Revolution 32/36
    www.transitionbikes.com

    Both are considered pretty sturdy wheelsets and under $300

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    This might be too lightweight for you, but universalcycles has hope xc rear hub, bulb front hub (20mm) with mavic 717's for $319.

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    Cool hadn't seen the Transitions before...

    Thanks for all the replies. Couldn't find the Richard's deal, but Azonics are pretty well reviewed by users and seem like a great budget set, solid. Those Transition wheelsets seem like a great deal, too, and I'm leaning towards those or the Azonics, don't think I could go wrong either way.

    The 717's may work also, it's a choice of how light I can go w/o trashing them. I'm usually really easy on rims, but I can't help but think I'll be going over stuff that I'm not running now, so it's a pay now or possibly pay more later catch-22.

    FWIW, I had checked out Universal's builder, but there's just soooo many choices, and I appreciate the help finding something in my budget.

    Tom

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    I just ordered the hope/717 wheelset from universal a couple of weeks ago for my wife. Great wheelset - we're really pleased. I'm looking for an excuse to pick up a set for myself.

    They also have heavier rims starting at about $290. They have a couple of options pre-configured. Don't use the custom wheel builder, or it ends up being more money. Here's a link to the pre-configured wheels.

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    Try Mavic XM819s or XM321s

    Both these rims are good for XC/AM riding. The XM819s are stronger/slightly wider than 717s and can be run UST (or with tubes). The XM321s are less expensive, wider, heavier rims. Both can be had for under/around $300, I just picked up a set of XM819 Disc, XT hubs, 14/15 gage butted spokes, all black for $259.

    Universal Cycles has XM321/XT hubs for $200, XC717/XT for $229 no extra charge for front 20mm hub. Not sure what type/brand of spokes. XM819 disc rims are $10 more each per rim, so probably $250 range. Plus they have a 10% off deal right now, might balance out the shipping.
    Last edited by rglsr; 08-17-2006 at 02:37 PM.

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