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    300lb CX/Trail rider looking for Strongest Wheelset for 26er

    300lb rider Looking for the strongest wheelset for a 26er. I am running a lefty carbon up front so i mainly need the rear hub wheets and spokes.

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    36 hole rear hub (King with steel freehub would be the strongest IMO), Wheelsmith DB14 or DT Competition spokes laced 3x or 4x, brass nipples, and a burly rim like the Sun MTX-33

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    The Mavic 729 is also a helluva strong rim. Sapim makes a 13/14g butted spoke.

    Although, if you're riding a bike with a lefty, I don't know why you would need the ultimate in DH level 'beefiness'.

    Something like a Mavic 721/521/321 or Rhyno-Lite rim would likely hold up to anything you'll be doing on that type of bike.

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