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    New Wtb Strykers wheels

    Hi,
    I m on the market for a good wheelset light and fast for xc racing and my local trails.
    I m thinking to get the crest wheelset since I m a light rider (135 lb), but the new wtb Strykers look intresting but the price is little stip ( $1000) for the wheelset.
    Why are they so expensive compare to the crest or the 355.
    Does anybody have them and how they perform?
    thanks

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    I don't know why they are expensive but I have a set and I am more than happy with them. Much stiffer than the XT hub 355/crest wheelset combo that I had been running. I am running them with Bronsons on and I find them very confidence inspiring. I had been running Aspens which performed much more like a race tyre. Can't wait till we get some Nano's over here in New Zealand for me to race on this summer.
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    hei juangear
    do you know the weight of the wheelset?
    the retail price is almost $ 1000 ! I can get a ztr crest for half .
    the wtb looks very nice ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by italianbike74
    Why are they so expensive compare to the crest or the 355.
    The profit margins are very large because wheel companies bank on people paying extra for the looks of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by italianbike74
    hei juangear
    do you know the weight of the wheelset?
    the retail price is almost $ 1000 ! I can get a ztr crest for half .
    the wtb looks very nice ...
    The weight of the wheels won't matter....
    the lightness of your bank account after buying them will.
    At a hard Grand.....those better be magic wheels.
    They should a least include a ride on a Unicorn

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    Like most other prebuilt wheelsets the price starts high but pretty soon you can find them for way cheaper. The XT M75s were supposed to be what, 800 dollars MSRP? You can now regularly find them for under 400 dollars shipped. Crossmaxes are similarly priced from the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S
    Like most other prebuilt wheelsets the price starts high but pretty soon you can find them for way cheaper. The XT M75s were supposed to be what, 800 dollars MSRP? You can now regularly find them for under 400 dollars shipped. Crossmaxes are similarly priced from the UK.
    As far as the Shimano wheels go, I believe the closeout pricing has been because because they sold quite poorly and have since been discontinued.

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