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    Light wheelset for light FR / AM rig w/ 150mm rear

    I am trying to turn my VP-Free into more of an All Mt free-ride rig and looking for some places to shed some weight. My primary use for this bike in AM/FR mode will be trails like Porcupine Rim in Moab, and some rockier trails/shuttles with smaller jumps but no extreme dirt jumps/road gaps.

    I'm currently running Azonic Outlaws and have had great luck w/ them at the resorts (just a few minor dings but nothing like my DTs)... but the problem is they're heavy. I was wondering what the lightest wheelset for FR/AM configuration that comes in 150mm rear is? And am I looking to shed weight in the wrong place since it's the wheels that take all the beating.

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    You dont want to loose to much from one thing, especially the wheels. Theres a few wheels choices. Expensive but tough as hell and light are Mavic Crossmax SX, theyre about 1950g, so thats like 500g lighter than outlaws, and theyre tubless. You could get hope pro 2 hubs and lace them to 5.1's or Spank Subrosa or Shimano XT's. The choice really depends on your budget. If your a heavy rider i wouldnt risk it either.
    Post a picture of your rig so people can show you where to loose weight, cause theres probably quite a few places where you can loose weight.

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    That's some pretty extreme all mountain.

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    rebuild your outlaws with some dt revolution spokes and dt brass nips. i lost a couple of ounces per wheel rebuilding mine with dt comp spokes, could lose even more with the revolutions. i'm running the revolutions on my DJ bike and they've proven to be stupid durable.

    good budget upgrade, and a good way to kill some time over the winter.
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    721's to hope with competition spokes are a great wheelset and will be what im gonna get for my bike when i get the money together
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    Isn't the Crossmax SX only in 135 spacing?

    Trailpimps are heavy.

    The Alex Supra D rim that's laced to those Outlaws is not heavy. But the hubs/spokes are.

    The Mavic 721 or the Spanks laced up to Hadleys with double butted DT spokes could be a nice setup.

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    hope pro 2's laced to mavic 819
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    check the 09 Easton Havoc wheels, they were originally designed as an all mountain wheel, but they are strong enough to be used as freeride wheels, I read somewhere that the new ones are built stronger and now they have it available on 150 mm spacing

    http://www.eastonbike.com/PRODUCTS/W...voc_%2709.html

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    Both the Havocs and Crossmax SXs look sweet but are beyond my budget. After thinking about it, I'll probably end up getting a set of Hope hubs and lacing them up this winter.

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    I second the Spank rim recommendation, but laced to Hope Pro IIs instead.

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    Check out the FSA Gravity wheelset... not too heavy, straight pull spokes, and they're nice lookin' wheels.
    Meh.

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    hope pro 2 mono's on 5.1d ~1896grams

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