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    finally, found a bike

    i've posted a couple times looking for advice on a new bike and y'all have been very helpful. so just by way of update, i finally pulled the trigger on a bike. i figured that with my budget i was looking at used bikes if the build was going to be weenie enough.
    i managed to find a 2015 yeti asr-c for 2750. build is xo-1 with stock crest wheelset. as per seller, it stands at 23.5 lbs with the dropper. by the pics, it looks to be really clean.
    all in, with shipping and a command post, i'm out 3k

    only question for now is the wheelset. the limit on that is 190 and i'm at 2 bills so i'm pushing that limit a bit altho i'm sure stans is conservative with the rating. if it proves to be strong enough and not too flexy under me, i'll probably just keep it.

    here's an internet pic. not the actual bike but shows the color and build

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    Nice find for $3k. A 28h carbon wheelset would really tie it together.

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    Seems nice, a good XC racing rig. I sure wouldn't build carbon wheels with 28h for that at your weight, at least the rear wheel, I'd go 32h, 29er wheels are inherently more flexy than smaller sizes obviously, a couple more spokes is a small price to pay for some added safety and rigidity. I'm no fan of the Stans stuff, they made a name for themselves in rims by simply milling out the rims more than DT or Easton, which made lighter and more flexy rims. You'll probably be ok checking tension, running enough (not stupid-low) pressure and making sure everything is nice and even, but pushing it real hard in an XC race may not be a good idea. Most likely that's not an issue, but the expert and pro XCers push their equipment pretty damn hard, harder than most everyone else, except for freak accidents.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I'll mirror Jayem. You'll trash that wheelset if you push the bike. Carbon is a fine replacement, but not at 28H in the 29" size. It's worth the extra 30g or so on each side for 32H. In fact, at your weight, I'd even use 1.8mm spokes instead of 1.5mm or CX-Ray.

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    Ive got a set of 32h 240 hubs i can rebuild to some rims. Just need to convert to 142 tho.
    Any thoughts on a good rim? The dt offerings any good? Dunno what carbon rims would buy me here other than bling

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    Quote Originally Posted by vqdriver View Post
    Dunno what carbon rims would buy me here other than bling
    Carbon buys you weight and stiffness. The difference in the latter isn't subtle. If you don't want to throw a lot of money at it, Light Bicycle, Nextie, and EIE Carbon all have options under $200 a rim.

    For tires up to 2.35": EIE Carbon 29" i24

    For tires up to 2.6": EIE Carbon 29" i29

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    whats the word on EIE? even among the offshore brands, i haven't heard of them. was leaning towards lightbikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
    Carbon buys you weight and stiffness. The difference in the latter isn't subtle. If you don't want to throw a lot of money at it, Light Bicycle, Nextie, and EIE Carbon all have options under $200 a rim.

    For tires up to 2.35": EIE Carbon 29" i24

    For tires up to 2.6": EIE Carbon 29" i29

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    couple from the weekend.
    rides great and condition was as promised. no surprises there. but i'll need to bleed the rear and make some minor cockpit adjustments. overall pretty excited to get this!!
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    awesome buddy loving the bike

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    Keep the wheelset for race days and build a strong set for daily use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vqdriver View Post
    whats the word on EIE? even among the offshore brands, i haven't heard of them. was leaning towards lightbikes.
    Hi ,
    Perhaps we have not been known to so many people. EIE carbon is a manufacturer from Xiamen China.We are a TEAM based on professional carbon rims manufacturer that never stops inventing. For now ,we also have many rider fans from all over the world .More and more rider will know our brand and trust our product quality.If you are still uncertain who we are, welcome to view more information about EIE.Welcome to your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
    Carbon buys you weight and stiffness. The difference in the latter isn't subtle. If you don't want to throw a lot of money at it, Light Bicycle, Nextie, and EIE Carbon all have options under $200 a rim.

    For tires up to 2.35": EIE Carbon 29" i24

    For tires up to 2.6": EIE Carbon 29" i29
    Hi ,

    Thank you so much for your recommendation.
    We are all located at Xiamen whose guys you mentioned.
    And I believe our prices are absolutely competitive among these suppliers.
    Looking for some cooperation one day.

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