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    Wheelsets Ritchey vs. Syncros

    I'm looking at either getting the syncros "white rims" FLW or the WCS Disc LTD from ritchey.

    I am going to be building up a 5 spot and was wondering if anyone has any experience with either. The white rims look pretty sweet but I'm wondering if I need a beefier set (175lbs rider)

    FLW wheelset from Syncros
    Intended use: Hardcore XC and Marathon
    Rim: Syncros DS23 white rims
    Hub: Syncros FLH hubs featuring the DRA Bearing System for the ultimate in lightweight and durability
    Syncros signature lightweight QR's
    DT Swiss Super Comp black spokes
    DT Swiss alloy spoke nipples
    Syncros Snap On rim strips
    32h, 3x build
    100% hand built

    Ritchey
    WCS Disc Ltd
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    Swiss made mountain disc hub with precision bearing and pawl system
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    Ritchey designed forged hi-lo rear hub flange eliminates dish tension problems
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    Handbuilt
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    DT double-butted stainless spokes / Alloy nipples
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    28H front and rear w/ 3x lacing
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    1490g (set)
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    I haven't yet seen a "ready to ride" wheelset like these that comes anywhere close to the performance or value of a handbuilt custom-spec wheelset. Usually for the same price you can get better builds for less money. I would suggest checking with Larry at Mtn High Cyclery or Chad at Red Barn Bikes for custom options that might save you some money and give you better value at the same time.

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    id have to fully agree with whatshisname here although there are some cases where ya can find a pretty damn good wheelset for alot less than it would take to build some dt/king bling. but for long term, theres simply no comparison. ps: those white hoops are last decades silver and no one uses silver hoops anymore. hehe.
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    BTW Ritchey and Syncros are in fact one company - thinks about Syncros and "Ritchey-FR/DH"

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    thoughts on dt

    how's the new dtswiss ex1750 wheelset looking to you guys?

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