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    Syncros Silverton 2.5 wheels – Spark 900 RC Team 2019 - weight - worth upgrading?

    If anyone was wondering the Silverton 2.5 wheels - stock fit in the Scott Spark 900 RC Team weigh 2021 grams (927 front +1094 rear) - wheel without the axle/discs/cassette/tube/tyre.

    The entire stock wheels with tyres/axle/cassette/tube/discs weigh 1944gr+2558gr=4502 grams.

    I am wondering would upgrading to 1650 gram wheels make sense. The system weight would then decrease down to 4kg when going tubeless. The question is is it worth 400€

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    I would say yes
    Lighter and better wheels is more fun.
    Have you thought of having two wheelset? So keeping the standard set for e.g. some more burly tyres. E.g. for wet conditions.
    The tyres is imo by far the most important part of the bike and having two wheelset is a bit like having two bikes. So...

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    I have this exact bike and am loving it. I note that all your weights are with rotors on. So firstly I would take off Circa 120grams per rotor as a guess that will bring your base wheel set weight down to 1750 to 1800. So if you spend $1500 you can actually only save 300 grams.

    I would check out the rotor and tyre weights first before considering new wheels. Of course you have gone tubeless.

    I’ve been a weight weenie all my life until now. I’ve had the spark for two weeks and already pulling personal bests with this bike as stock.

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    The net weight of wheels without the rotor, axles, cassete, tyre, tube is 2021 grams (927+1094).

    The bike is great - no questions here. Gone tubeless since spring. I decided not to upgrade the wheels. 300 gram difference is not worth the investment. This is such a fun bike and has strong wheels, lighter ones could be to delicate

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    Agreed. The feeling of flimsy wheels is awful and slows you down. This bike is quite light and you can bash it around with confidence.

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    I cracked and bought some fulcrum red passion 3 for aud $ 400 and took off 500 grams. Haven’t felt any flex yet! Finger crossed

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    Scott's warranty is worthless. They look for any reason not to cover something. Thats been my experience on my cracked Scott RC 900 SL 2018

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