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    ... and if we just ... In Need of WheelSet Price Range $250-300

    Hey Guys,

    I am in need of descent wheelset.
    I am riding Single Pivot Wayless bike with Juicy 7. I need disc brake compatible wheel set. I am more of a XC rider. I weigh around 165 lbs.
    Which Wheelset is the best bang for the bucks? from 200-300 price range.
    Do I need to change both wheels? Since my front is working fine, or, change the rear only?

    thanks for the help.

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    check out bicycle wheel warehouse
    NO SHIRT
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    NO DICE

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    Cool thanks..I checked the site
    I am thinking about Mavic XC717 XTR 965 Disc. What is your opinion on that?
    They do not say how much they charge for shipping..any ideas?

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    mavic crossride disc $220 + shipping
    at most online vendors

    FSA XC-300 on ebay for $270 + $26 shipping
    ebay FSA XC-300

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    I ordered a set of wheels from bicyclewheelwarehouse.com (actually, it was a gift from my wife). Shipping was around $30, and the wheels, 4.2d, xtr, comp, have stood up to two rough xc rides.

    Oh, and they weighed the same as listed.

    Ant

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    I also bought the Xtr/dt 4.2 set from bicycle wheel warehouse. They came in only a few days, the shipping was $15 to Denver. Just email them if you have any questions, they were very helpful. I am glad to hear they weighed the same as listed, i think they said about 1750 on the site, pretty light for the $330 in my opinion. I was worried they might be a little heavier as I read someone else on the forum had a 200gram difference with a set from BBW but who kowns his scale may have been off and he might have forgot the skewers.

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    Wheelworld

    How about these from Wheelworld. They are pretty decent and use cartridge bearings. Similar to the DT Onyx hub but with less machining. A friend bought a pair of these and they looked reasonably nice. At $199, they are a good deal. If you are patient, they occasionall have a 20% off coupon.

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=4639

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    Cane Creek is having close outs on a lot of their wheels in this price range-with free shipping. I read on one of the roady websites that they're only going to make track wheels from now on. Might be worth a look if you like their stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsj9197

    FSA XC-300 on ebay for $270 + $26 shipping
    ebay FSA XC-300
    Better yet, 249.77:

    http://www.fullcycles.com/product_in...roducts_id/265

    I got this set about a month ago and I love em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBmoose
    How about these from Wheelworld. They are pretty decent and use cartridge bearings. Similar to the DT Onyx hub but with less machining. A friend bought a pair of these and they looked reasonably nice. At $199, they are a good deal. If you are patient, they occasionall have a 20% off coupon.

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=4639

    mtbmoose
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    I have those, the 317s with DT Cerits. They ain't light, like 2100 grams. I like the Mavic rims, but the FSAs are much lighter for nearly the same dough.

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    Good job!

    Currently I have:
    WTB SpeedDisc Pro Xc 24mm rim and WTB LaserDisc Lite Hub.
    Will I see significant climbing and overall xc rideability with the recommended wheelsets.
    Please help me understand...

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    I really liked my fsa XC300 set and it seemed a good mix of weight strength..
    That said, they are only 169 at colorado cyclist, along with a bunch more wheelsets at pretty good prices it seems:
    http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/display/90510/

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    http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/611432524.html

    Interested in these? They are mine...make me an offer. Great wheelset...DT cerit Hubs, Alex dp20 rims, 32 14/15 spokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBmoose
    How about these from Wheelworld. They are pretty decent and use cartridge bearings. Similar to the DT Onyx hub but with less machining. A friend bought a pair of these and they looked reasonably nice. At $199, they are a good deal. If you are patient, they occasionall have a 20% off coupon.

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=4639

    mtbmoose
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    Take note that the wheelset pictured is not what's advertised. The rims in that photo are 717s....

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    Mavic 819s (tubeless) on XTs with wheelsmith spokes for $269.99 at Beyondbikes - pretty good value if you are thinking of going tubeless - they are tube compatible as well. Crossrides are also good value - Beyondbikes has them for $220 less 12% (= $193.60) - see coupon on their site for 12% off of any factory built wheels - another $20 bucks less if you want silver over black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h.eye
    Mavic 819s (tubeless) on XTs with wheelsmith spokes for $269.99 at Beyondbikes - pretty good value if you are thinking of going tubeless - they are tube compatible as well. Crossrides are also good value - Beyondbikes has them for $220 less 12% (= $193.60) - see coupon on their site for 12% off of any factory built wheels - another $20 bucks less if you want silver over black.

    You can get 819/XT for about 200 at Colorado Cyclist IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    You can get 819/XT for about 200 at Colorado Cyclist IIRC.
    Colorado's price is actually 122 (front) + 133 (rear) as configured but to reconfigure with black spokes and nipples (vs silver) the total becomes 133.40 + 144.40 = 278.80. Colorado is Centre lock only and low end DT spokes vs Wheelsmith for Beyond Bikes (depends on preference). Shipping is similar for both places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h.eye
    Colorado's price is actually 122 (front) + 133 (rear) as configured but to reconfigure with black spokes and nipples (vs silver) the total becomes 133.40 + 144.40 = 278.80. Colorado is Centre lock only and low end DT spokes vs Wheelsmith for Beyond Bikes (depends on preference). Shipping is similar for both places.
    I guess I looked at their site wrong then. I also thought I saw a set of XT/819s on Ebay from a store that was selling them in the 200 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    I guess I looked at their site wrong then. I also thought I saw a set of XT/819s on Ebay from a store that was selling them in the 200 range.
    Yeah, usually the some of the best deals are on Ebay. I often buy on Ebay when I'm not in a hurry to get the part so you can wait for a great deal to come along.

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    How about tubeless wheels. Are they worth it?
    What happens if you need to fix a flat in a middle of nowhere?

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    If you use Stans, the idea is you don't get a flat in the middle of nowhere.. :-)

    You can still pack a tube and use it if you are on an epic ride too. The nice thing with tubeless is it allows you to run low pressure, which depending on where/what you ride is great. Here in New England, the rocks make it great to have low pressure...

    But I guess the Stans is a diversion from actual tubeless wheels, I have only used Stan's conversion, not actual Tubeless wheels......

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    I just bought a set of XT/DT Swiss 5.1d's from BWW, and couldn't be happier. They shipped very fast, and the price was good.

    I used them to replace the Crossrides that the Bike Shop threw in with my new Motolite because I new the Crossrides wouldn't be good for me (I'm 6', 235 lbs. on a 5" travel bike; I'm too heavy for the Crossrides).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm2us
    How about tubeless wheels. Are they worth it?
    What happens if you need to fix a flat in a middle of nowhere?

    Tubeless is the bees knees. If you're worried about flats on tubeless, carry a tube... if you flat (and you wont if you run Stan's liquid in the tire) you can just throw a tube in and be on your way, no different from changing a tube on a regular set of wheels.

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