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    Crave Stout SL 29 wheels

    Any good?

    I think they're on Specialized hi lo hubs.

    Cheap upgrade for my 2018 Rockhopper comp.

    Presta valves and can go tubeless apparently.

    Anything to watch out for on the hubs?

    TIA

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    What are your current wheels ? Possibly "Stout XC 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 32h". Not sure how much you have to gain both wheelsets are quite entry level imo.

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    Honestly, after reading this thread:
    https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-compone...s-1095403.html

    I would do one of the following when buying a second wheelset on a budget:
    1) Purchase a used set of wheels with good hubs. Take your pick - I am partial to DT Swiss 240s and 350s.

    2) Order a set of wheels from someone like https://www.speedgearbike.com. The prices are really good and everybody seems happy with the quality of work that is done. While he has lots of upper end wheels he can build, he also offers budget-friendly options as well.

    Otherwise, I personally would save your money unless you are in dire need for having a backup wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    What are your current wheels ? Possibly "Stout XC 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 32h". Not sure how much you have to gain both wheelsets are quite entry level imo.
    Hi Keen,

    Yes they are but to be honest the wheels on the comp are very low quality with Altus Shimano hubs. They also have schrader valves and cannot go tubeless.

    They are really low end imo.

    I know these won't be Rovals but at least they will be better than what I have I think.

    Plus these fit without changing hubs.

    I guess they are like older chisel wheels?

    Even the Rockhopper Pro can't go tubeless I don't think???

    Cheers

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by SqueakyWheel73 View Post
    Honestly, after reading this thread:
    https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-compone...s-1095403.html

    I would do one of the following when buying a second wheelset on a budget:
    1) Purchase a used set of wheels with good hubs. Take your pick - I am partial to DT Swiss 240s and 350s.

    2) Order a set of wheels from someone like https://www.speedgearbike.com. The prices are really good and everybody seems happy with the quality of work that is done. While he has lots of upper end wheels he can build, he also offers budget-friendly options as well.

    Otherwise, I personally would save your money unless you are in dire need for having a backup wheelset.
    Thanks for the advice....problem is I've already bought them.

    G

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    Keep your eye on the freehub body. Hubs are junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahammcs View Post
    Thanks for the advice....problem is I've already bought them.

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    If you've already bought them...then just run them and don't put too much though into it. I had a Carve in 2013 and they came with the bike. They're pretty basic in what they are...but they work just fine. From what I remember...I sold my set for $50.

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    As stated above, the freehubs are junk. I had Stout 29 wheels on my 2012 Carve. I went through three of them in a couple years before giving up on them. I was about 225 lbs back then and was only riding about 150 miles per year. I've been on the same DT Swiss hubs for over 3 years now and riding much more.
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