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    i9 305 vs 300 for heavy riders

    Disclaimer: I am getting a great price for an i9 wheelset, so I would like to stick with them.

    I was going to grab the 305s. Then I noticed the weight limit is 250.
    All geared up, right now I am around 240 or so.
    I AM currently trying to drop weight for my 40th birthday.

    How durable are the 305s? I am not hitting 30 ft drops/jumps, but am hitting some jumps and drops, stuff like at Bentonville AR.

    I will never be over 250 all geared up, but just curious if these wheels can hold up to heavy riders putting them through the ringer.

    I could go with the 300s, which have a 300lb limit, but also an increase in weight by 200 grams, which is about half a pound. Not sure if half a pound will affect riding, or will I even notice a half pound on the bike?
    I am not a weight weenie, but would like to keep this new bike build as light as possible as the Diamondback Sortie 3 I am coming from was so heavy.

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    I've got the Grades on my hardtail. I kept breaking spokes with my OE wheelset, and my shop recommended the Grades as I'm 280lbs. I've had these wheels for about 3 years, and haven't had a lick of problem with them. The Grades were still lighter than the OE Wheelset they replaced.
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    I we talking about the same set of wheels? The i9 305s and 300s?

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    He could be talking the I-9 Grade 300's but hasn't defined which Grade.
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