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    DH Wheelsets under 2000g?

    So the Deemax Ultimates are too yellow, and the Easton Havocs made of butter. Any other non-carbon, non-ugly, non-butter DH wheelsets that are light?

    Can't seem to find any.

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    I9's, they are not sub 2000g but they are 2150g. Plus if you want them to be lighter you can spec them with whatever rims you want.

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    mavic 823's laced to Hadley hubs for the win
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    Canfield Race Run wheels come in at 2050. I have a set of their DH tough rims and love them and @ $450 they are a great deal i think (They come with a spare rim as well). Not to mention it's a great company with excellent service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    mavic 823's laced to Hadley hubs for the win
    That was what I though too, but way over 2200g by my calculations...

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    I run I9's laced to enduro rims with good luck. Sure, I'm slow and all but they weigh in under 1900g and setup tubeless real easy.

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    Rear hub: DT 240 (275g)
    Front hub: Atomlab Pimplite or DT 240 (165g)
    Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray w/alloy nipples (300g)

    That leaves 630g each for rims to hit 2000g. Plenty of options depending on weight, width, strength. Notubes Flow EX would be the lightest at 490g, Spank Spike is my choice for wide/stiff/strong at 600g. So you're looking at 1720-1940g. Add 100g if you use cheaper, more common DT Swiss Competition spokes. There are lighter hubs out there but none that have a history of being trouble-free. Hopefully the $200 Asian carbon rims will have spread to DH widths by next season since they have the promise of more strength and stiffness at 500ish gram weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    That was what I though too (Hadley/Mav 823), but way over 2200g.
    Also too narrow. DH tires will have a better shape and feel with 26-29mm rims. The last 2 digits in Mavic's rim names is the internal width.
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    tune king/kong ztr flow 2-1.8mm spoke..

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    ZTR flow is like butter in the sun. So many dents.
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    i ride hope mavic 729/721 -easton havoc "orange" and deemax ultimate und i found the deemax is the best between dent flat wight price.
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    Sunline V1 are under 2000 but they might be a little narrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    Dee-max, and their NOT ugly!
    Yea you're right... They're as good looking as an inbreed redheaded step-child from Kentucky.... BUTT UGLY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55 View Post
    Sunline V1 are under 2000 but they might be a little narrow
    Sunline is out of business now. Good recommendation if the OP can find a used or NOS set for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reigndown3 View Post
    Yea you're right... They're as good looking as an inbreed redheaded step-child from Kentucky.... BUTT UGLY!
    Dude, they're color matched and flippin awesome...
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    DT 240s laced to Mavic 823s!

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    The Tune King/Kong laced to ZTR Flow rims would be under 2000 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meSSican View Post
    Canfield Race Run wheels come in at 2050. I have a set of their DH tough rims and love them and @ $450 they are a great deal i think (They come with a spare rim as well). Not to mention it's a great company with excellent service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    That was what I though too, but way over 2200g by my calculations...

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    I think mine where more like 2400g, but it might have been the spokes...

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    Wait for Eurobike and Interbike. Syntace W35 MX wheels Syntace W35 MX Wheels - Tested - Pinkbike are going to be released.

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    More datails Syntace Rolls Out Lightweight “But Tough” Mountain Bike Wheels w/ 25-40mm Wide Rims! - Bike Rumor

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    I can't find 150mm rear hub option

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    Sun Ringle ADDs A.D.D. | SUNRinglé

    I have a few friends on them, they like them.

    I run Hope 823s because I built them 3 years ago and they are still going, had to replace one rim though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frango View Post
    Wait for Eurobike and Interbike. Syntace W35 MX wheels Syntace W35 MX Wheels - Tested - Pinkbike are going to be released.

    edit1:
    More datails Syntace Rolls Out Lightweight “But Tough” Mountain Bike Wheels w/ 25-40mm Wide Rims! - Bike Rumor

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    I can't find 150mm rear hub option

    edit3: I've found it
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    Those are XC/AM wheels!

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    Hopefully Syntace, E13, Sun/Notubes, Easton will consider selling their rims. Anyone who's bought a good hub in the last decade has no use for a complete wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    Those are XC/AM wheels!
    An 40mm wide rim with 150/12mm read hub doesn't look like AM wheel to me
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... We'll have to see... 1840g for the burliest offering sounds somewhat legit actually. And the wideness sounds great - I love to run 2.7" tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... We'll have to see... 1840g for the burliest offering sounds somewhat legit actually. And the wideness sounds great - I love to run 2.7" tires.
    Strength is not in a direct relation to width. They will surely give a nice profile, but there is no way such a wide light rim will withstand a lot of direct hits...

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    what about the american classic DH wheelset?
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    ^Their front hub's a little heavy. The rear hub is very light but I've torn the disc tabs off 2 using 203mm Formula rotors. Supposedly they're safe with rotors that use a more solid area around the mounts. How's the rim profile/weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Hopefully Syntace, E13, Sun/Notubes, Easton will consider selling their rims. Anyone who's bought a good hub in the last decade has no use for a complete wheelset.
    The ADD Sun Ringle rim is an Inferno 30mm with less spokes. You can buy individual Inferno 29mm or 31mm. MTB | SUNRinglé

    They won't be as light because of 32 spokes vs 28 spokes.
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    I think I'm getting my Sun rims confused. That's not the one with the Notubes licensed profile is it? I was under the impression that one is unavailable as just a rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Sunline is out of business now. Good recommendation if the OP can find a used or NOS set for cheap.
    Very light yes, but very strong? I tacoed a V1 front rim a while back with a less-than-perfect gap landing that I wouldn't have expected to cause that kind of carnage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I think I'm getting my Sun rims confused. That's not the one with the Notubes licensed profile is it? I was under the impression that one is unavailable as just a rim.
    I did a bit of digging and stand corrected, it is a bit different, I looked at the profile. http://www.sun-ringle.com/wp-content...m_profiles.pdf So let's say it's really close, I held an Inferno 27 next to a Pro Charger and couldn't tell. Anyway Sun Ringle makes Stans so the designs are very close.

    Hayes will sell Charger/ADD rims but they are for replacement only. Mavic does the same thing with Deemax. On my team order form it specifically says that ADD/Charger rims are for replacement only and limits it to 3 per order. My guys just order the 32 hole ones, cheaper too.
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    okay than dt240 with 823 ust thats the way to go!
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    I saw somebody had built a set of wheels with deemax rims (rears have 32 spokes) and after market hubs (maybe chris kings).

    Unfortunately I did not find anything regarding how he built them up, but seems like a nice set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop View Post
    I saw somebody had built a set of wheels with deemax rims (rears have 32 spokes) and after market hubs (maybe chris kings).

    Unfortunately I did not find anything regarding how he built them up, but seems like a nice set up.
    Ha, that was me over on Ridemonkey and it was Hope hubs. I posted as a different user since I had a Mavic sponsor at the time. There was another guy over on ridemonkey who did it; used Chris Kings though.

    Don't try it, serious not worth the time to save 100 grams. Oh and since you can only get Deemax rims through Mavic...it's going to run you $150 a rim.

    It's a pain in the ass, the guy with the CKs agreed. Neither of us went into details to do the rest of the Internet a favor.
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    Here in Europe stans rims are pretty close in price, and these where available from online shops which made it seem more tempting

    Still, props to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    okay than dt240 with 823 ust thats the way to go!
    823s are great and very strong, the most dent resistant rim I've ever seen. But, they are heavy. This wheelset would be way over 2000g. Would probably come in somewhere around 2200-2300g, depending on spokes.
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    721 Hope hoops

    My Mavic 721 and Hope pro2 Evo's were 2050. So far the 721 is the only rim I have had that has been dent resistant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelebebbel View Post
    823s are great and very strong, the most dent resistant rim I've ever seen. But, they are heavy. This wheelset would be way over 2000g. Would probably come in somewhere around 2200-2300g, depending on spokes.
    My Hope/823s are 2350. The Hope/Deemax is about 2200. I used straight gauge on the 823s, double butted would bring it to 2300; which is why I said above the Deemax route saves about 100 grams. I think the wider Deemax from Mavic is about 2150, all they have on the website is "ultimate" which just uses a more narrow rim.

    One thing though, no rim strips are needed for 823s. Not a big deal, but if you're getting that weight weenie about it that is something to consider. Another plus for 823s is if you're running tubeless no rims strips or ghetto bmx tube bull sh!t.
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    another vote for Sun Ringle ADD Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelebebbel View Post
    823s are great and very strong, the most dent resistant rim I've ever seen. But, they are heavy. This wheelset would be way over 2000g. Would probably come in somewhere around 2200-2300g, depending on spokes.
    DT 240, Mavic 823, Sapim spokes = about 2070g. However, 23mm is much too narrow to give a wide tire a good profile and the rest of the industry is starting to agree with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davet View Post
    another vote for Sun Ringle ADD Pro

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    These look interesting..... can someone tell me how they can (if possible) be run on a bike with 135mm X 10mm ? Link to an adapter etc?

    I'm trying to decide on a new wheelset and this thread has been near perfect timing. That said, i'll be throwing mine on a Nomad which i use for FR ---- i'm heavy at over 200lbs hence looking at a more DH light wheelset then the AM wheelsets that are out there. Building rims seems to be the way to go due to the rear hub choices available on prebuilt wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northvanguy View Post
    These look interesting..... can someone tell me how they can (if possible) be run on a bike with 135mm X 10mm ? Link to an adapter etc?

    I'm trying to decide on a new wheelset and this thread has been near perfect timing. That said, i'll be throwing mine on a Nomad which i use for FR ---- i'm heavy at over 200lbs hence looking at a more DH light wheelset then the AM wheelsets that are out there. Building rims seems to be the way to go due to the rear hub choices available on prebuilt wheels.

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    My brother and I have both been happy with our ADD pros. Good option.
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