Light Rider Light XC Wheelsets for AM/FR-
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  1. #1
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    Light Rider Light XC Wheelsets for AM/FR

    Hey everyone....I'm a bit new to MTB. I did some BMX racing when I was young and getting light was what everyone tried to do. Yes. I'm a "Weight Weeny", but I'm a Weight Weeny that doesn't want to sacrifice durability. My question is this: I'm a light rider...160-165lbs. I love the 6ft drops, hitting the narliest part of the trail, and I like jumping, but I'm the type of rider that wants to go as fast as possible off the drops, through the narly, over jumps, and then burn on through to the next. Because I'm lighter rider would it be safe to get some XC wheelsets and do AM and FR, or should I stick with the heavier AM/FR wheelsets?


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    No responses??
    Sorry i cant help either as i am in the same boat. im a light guy (around 140lb) and am looking to lighten my ride with some new wheels, as I ride up as much as down. I am looking at the light AM wheels, and as you said the stronger side XC. It does seem silly to buy a strong heavy wheel when your a light guy!!I guess it depends on what your willing to pay?? I dont plan on spending more than $350ish.
    My picks so far-

    Any other suggestions from any other light riders out there??
    Good luck mtbfan2.
    'keep the mission alive!'

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    I've been thinking about getting Mavic Crosstrails or Easton Havoc AM ( I'm just not sure yet.
    2009 Access 9.5 29er
    2010 Diamondback Insight RS (700c hybrid)
    Velorazzo frame build (26)

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