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    What wheel set to buy(budget build)

    I am doing a budget build of a 2005 kona dawg dee lux frame/shock I got for free. Trying to use as many old parts etc to get it up and running but I need a set of wheels....currently its between a set of DT Swiss E540 with XT m756 hubs for $165 or a set of Stans Flow EX with XT m756 hubs for $240.....is it worth the extra 75 bucks or will the E540s do the job? Not going to be a primary bike, just building for fun and to ride a little XC with. Nothing serious.

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    Other suggestions are welcome by the way! Thanks!

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    Have a couple of older 26" that I still ride...I have Azonic Outlaw's on my Heckler which have handled my 220lbs grinding them through New England bone for their entire life. Got them on-line 2-3 years ago for about $250. Used Stan's tubeless conversion kit and they have been great.
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    The Flow EX is a better rim and sets up tubeless easier if that's worth $75 to you.

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    What kind of hubs did you use on those?

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    Hubs will be more important than the rim.


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