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    Is there a decent wheelset out there for $500 or less?

    Currently my 616 Fabrication Muenzie has a set of Origin8 Pro80's. I'm wanting to lighten my all ready light bike up, so these heavy wheels must go.

    Ritht now I have a $500 limit set. I could find a lighter set of hoops and have them laced to my hubs but, after talking to my local bike mechanic, he suggested finding a better complete wheels set. Maybe even something with lighters hubs as well. What all is out there?

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    About $650 gets you Chinese carbon which will definitely be lighter. Don't expect much reliability, but if your a lighter rider they could be good.

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    https://www.fatbike.com/product/bore...nd-tire-combo/

    $299.00
    Fr 80 Rims are 890g vs
    1061 grams AT-PRO-80
    1310 grams DAT-PRO-80

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    If you are happy with the quality of the hubs relace them to a lighter rim

    Hed alum are really nice!

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    I seen those but I have 170 in the rear and 135 up front. I don't think they make a set to fit my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    I seen those but I have 170 in the rear and 135 up front. I don't think they make a set to fit my bike.
    I think he is saying to buy just the rims and have a lbs lace your existing hubs to the rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    If you are happy with the quality of the hubs relace them to a lighter rim

    Hed alum are really nice!
    Thanks for the heads up on the Alu Hed's! They look like the ticket

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    Cool

    I have a set am an very pleased. Post up a photo when you get it all set

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    Will do once I sell the other bike, can't wait! Will keep the stock Fatboy wheels for winter use and as a backup as I often break parts and frames. You'd think 165lb body weight wouldn't break stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aelf View Post
    Will do once I sell the other bike, can't wait! Will keep the stock Fatboy wheels for winter use and as a backup as I often break parts and frames. You'd think 165lb body weight wouldn't break stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    About $650 gets you Chinese carbon which will definitely be lighter. Don't expect much reliability, but if your a lighter rider they could be good.
    Does it? They are 600-650 with shipping just for the rims.

    Reliability of the carbon rims is great though, better in many cases than HED and other domestic stuff. If you are getting a carbon rim chinese wheelset for 600, it most likely has some basic low end hubs, but they could be relaced in the future. I'm going on my 3rd season with my carbon rims and love them to death, but it's only one part of a wheel build obviously.
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    The parts alone would probably squeak past your 500 dollar limit but if I were looking to do light 170/135 fat bike wheels, I'd use Bike Hub Store hubs, Other Brother Darryls and Sapim Race Spokes. Actually, It might be just under...
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    Yep... Just checked. BHS 170mm hub is 139.95, front is 79.95, Other Brother Darryls are 150 apiece and you can get Sapim Race Spokes for two wheels for 49.95.
    Comes in around 570.
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