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    Best Value 29er Wheelset

    Hi all - looking for recommendations on the best value 29er Wheelset for my Trek Superfly HT. I weight 190 and ride XC. Looking to spend no more than $800 preferably much less depending on where the sweet spot is for a decent set of wheels. Thanks in advance for your recommendations - cheers

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    What kind of riding do you do?

    Is weight a consideration?
    I'd assume so when your spending that kind of money just on a wheel set.

    Can we assume you are using disk brakes?

    Whats the width of rim you want?

    Do you want aero spokes?
    Those are the spokes that are flat for more aerodynamics.

    How many spoke holes do you want?
    That would be the strength of the rim to some degree.

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    Do some digging around here https://www.speedgearbike.com/ It will give some good ideas on pricing and don't be afraid to contact him if you have any questions, he's a good dood.

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    Great questions. I guess I have not given it that much thought. I have Shimano disk brakes. Indifferent on spoke shape and amount of spokes. I want light but donít want to sacrifice too much on strength I am a big guy and I am very hard on the bike. Need to be able to run tires up to 2.2/2.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Do some digging around here https://www.speedgearbike.com/ It will give some good ideas on pricing and don't be afraid to contact him if you have any questions, he's a good dood.
    +1 on this recommendation.
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    Mercury wheels at Competitive Cyclist $300-400, available in 25id and 30id

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    Thanks for this recommendation 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by chawkinson View Post
    Thanks for this recommendation 
    These Newmen wheels have been getting great reviews. If was in the market for a wheel set, i would probably get these.

    https://www.bike-discount.de/en/mtb-wheels/brand-newmen

    https://www.newmen-components.de/en/...lution-sl-a30/
    https://www.newmen-components.de/en/...ution-sl-xa25/

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    https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collections/mtb-wheels

    Great value and lots of good reviews

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    Dave Thomas (Speed Dream Wheels) in AZ is a well respected builder and not any more expensive than anyone else I've ever called. Best part is he'll gladly chat with you over the phone (for 1/2 hour if needed) and answer all your questions and point you in the right direction. If you've never heard of him google his stuff, he's top notch in quality and knowledge.

    https://daves-wheels.com/

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    Looking at the Speed Gear site, that Bitex/Light Bicycle Carbon Recon build for $718 looks sweet. Light, but not super light. Carbon will be durable and strong.
    I've built a bunch of wheels for personal use with Bitex hubs and they have been good.
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    I'm intrigued by the Roval Control 29 148 wheelset. 1690g, $650 retail. But on Black Friday, you'll probably get it for closer to $500. Plus it comes with torque caps ($40 usually) and Specialize's lifetime warranty with a two year no fault warranty. I like being able to walk into any Specialized dealer to make a warranty claim. Learned this the hard way after buying a custom wheel online and and when the rim developed stress cracks at the nipples, I had to ship it back to the builder on my own dime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heist30 View Post
    Mercury wheels at Competitive Cyclist $300-400, available in 25id and 30id
    Iím withdrawing this recommendation due to the #backcountryboycott...

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