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    DT SWISS Carbon wheelset XMC 1200 30MM competitors

    What else is out there that might be a less expensive alternative? The set is going on a Yeti SB 130 trail bike. Riding will be rocky Colorado and rocky Utah. Lots of climbing and lots of fast technical downhill.

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Take off Giant TRX1? The hub is 360 model and can be converted to ratchet system if one wishes. Excellent wheels that are under 1800gr and come with 6 bolt disc interface.

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    What are you willing to compromise (if indeed it is a compromise)?

    Weight?
    Durability and/or Reliability?
    Design / system integration?
    Support?
    Peace of mind?
    Band snobbery?

    Low end you can go with Chinese carbon rims with who knows what hubs. These are on eBay or AliExpress
    From there you can add the likes of
    - name brand Asian hubs
    - name brand Chinese open mold rims e.g. Nextie, LB, EIE
    - name brand hubs e.g. Hope or DT
    - USA/Canada sold rims that may or may not be open mold
    - rims from the likes of We Are One (that are proprietary designs vs being open mold), built to name brand hubs e.g. Hope or DT or i9. WAO also sells wheelsets

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    I really like the RaceFace Next SL wheels. I have a set which I use to lighten up my Enduro bike. So far they have been absolutely bomb proof.
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    My son in law is sponsored by Ridefast Racing, loves their wheels. Made in USA. https://www.ridefastracing.com/colle...cts/hotline-29
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    Whatever We Are One model floats your boat. The Revolution Faction if you want lighter, Union if not. Wanna keep it even cheaper, get the The Movement Insider or Agent, all killer wheels for the $. Definitely a better buy than the DT's

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    The xmc 1200's are $2700. Theres actually very few options that are more expensive.

    The WAO wheels with i9's are about $1000 cheaper and arguably better. If weight is a concern, any good builder can do the lighter layup rims on any hub you want and still come in drastically cheaper.

    I like DT swiss, but holy crap those are overpriced.

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    ^^If you purchase them with a Yeti SB130 complete build they cost $1400... GOOD LUCK finding a better carbon wheelset (weight, strength, straight pull bladed spokes w/ 240 hubs) at that cost. They trump my Nox Farlows w/ 240 j-pull hubs in tracking, vibration absorption, weight and cost. If you don't add them at purchase, well, you just flat out lose. Then it becomes: weight, strength, cost... pick 2. DT Swiss seems to know a thing or two about wheels for some strange reason, imagine that.

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    DT 350 hubs and Nox rims.

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    They cost a 1400 upcharge for a sb130 (depends on c1/2, t1/2/3 model additionally), not 1400. The wheel set price is baked in already. Still much better than 2700 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelandk2 View Post
    They cost a 1400 upcharge for a sb130 (depends on c1/2, t1/2/3 model additionally), not 1400. The wheel set price is baked in already. Still much better than 2700 though.
    Correct. If you did buy the bike with standard M1700 wheels you'd only get about $3-400 for the wheelset if you unloaded them so... let's go with $1800 cost. Still better than anything out there (that I know of) for the performance level they provide.

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