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    KAS930C and Bitex Build - XC Carbon 29er

    I have not heard much about these so I took a few photos during the build to add a data point for anyone interested. These are built for AZ XC racing and the epic race series starting spring 2019. So a lot of chunky rock type stuff with the occasional 2-3ft huck.

    Approximate build cost - $750
    Wheelset Weight - 1410
    Weight w/tires etc - 3450

    Specs:
    XMC KAS930C, 32 Hole
    Bitex Boost Hubs; 6 bolt
    Sapim D-light Spokes
    XT Icetech rotors
    XO1 Cassette
    Forekaster 2.35F
    Ikon 2.2R

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    Impressive weight.

    On the rear hub, unthread the black end cap and put some blue LocTite on the threads (axle or cap - your pick).

    If I preemptively do that out of the gate, those hubs are quite reliable.

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    I'd have gone 28h and cxray or laser.

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    Ive never heard of XCM. Where did these come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Impressive weight.

    On the rear hub, unthread the black end cap and put some blue LocTite on the threads (axle or cap - your pick).

    If I preemptively do that out of the gate, those hubs are quite reliable.
    Thanks for the heads up. I needed to get some new loctite, I think the one I have is way past its shelf life. I actually like the bitex hubs better than dt hubs in 54t.

    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    I'd have gone 28h and cxray or laser.
    Yeah, it wouldn't be hard to get them sub 1400g with that setup. I wanted to keep them beefy for mountain riding and not have to worry about a dnf for a busted spoke. 28h would be great for midwest riding.

    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Ive never heard of XCM. Where did these come from?
    Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd

    They have been getting pretty good reviews in the chinese carbon wheel thread. No complaints from me, and they are half the price of the now "name brand" chinese carbon rims.

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