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    Budget 29+ wheelset

    Curious to hear some opinions on the hubs I will end up with if I spend <$300 on my 29+ wheelset. The budget is tight because all I have is a frame - I need everything. With that said I don't want to end up buying a new hub within 3 months. I don't really care that much about weight FWIW. I'm also not in any hurry to complete the build.

    Options are:
    1) Origin8 hubs w/ i40 Scrapers WTB Scraper i40 29er Mountain Bike Wheelset 32h Wheels 6B Boost [741549] - $199.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
    2) Bontrager hubs w/ Duroc 50's that are on the stock Stache builds
    3) Ibis 938 - though I am kind of wanting i40 minimum for my front rim to run 29x3.25

    Both 2 & 3 I would be getting used on Pinkbike.

    Another thought is to pickup a slightly dinged ARC 35 with a Hope Pro 4 rear and possibly run a "boostinator" on my current 15 x 100 Duroc 35 / DT 350 wheel till I can find a deal on a wider rim and something cheap like an XT hub. The price would be great if the ARC 35 rim held out for awhile - as I know the hub will.

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    I would take door #2
    I'm happy with those same wheels on my Stache and I'm running 29x3.25 Crux

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    1. Shockingly cheap, probably fine but on the heavy side and use strait gauge spokes.

    2. I don't know anything about those hubs but the rims are great.

    3. You found Ibis wheels for under $300? Regardless, you will NEVER be able to tell the difference between i38 and i40 rims. 2mm is not noticeable at that width.

    4. Sounds reasonable, depending.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    The Ibis 938 are i34 internal, but I would imagine for the most part that you are right and the difference is negligible. The <$300 price tag would be for a used set.

    I'm currently most intrigued with a Duroc 50 set that comes with Chupacabras since I dont see many good deals on 29x3 tires.

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    That first set seems like a great deal, has me wanting to buy them and I donít even have a frame for them!

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