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    Saint/Rynolite Wheelset plus Saint rear deraileur for $134??

    My first thought is: What's wrong with those wheels? I suspect they are heavy... but does anyone have a weight. Are they a good FR/AM wheelset otherwise? Do I have to run shimano disc brakes on saint hubs or can I use my Louise FR?

    THis was in the JensonUSA flyer I just received in the mail yesterday.
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    The saint hubs use an over sized centerlock so you will have to use saint rotors. I do not know if the shimano rotors are compatible with Magura, but I know they are not with Avid, Hayes, or Formula

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    They are heavy, but that's not the worst part. They require heavy Saint-specific disc rotors that cost a bundle:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...nt+Rotors.aspx

    When you consider the $120 you'll spend on rotors, the Saint deal does not look so great.

    Here's a better deal from Jenson:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx

    Same bomb-proof rims, but the hubs work with standard 6-bolt rotors. If you really want the porky Saint derailleur, you can buy it separately for $20 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuroMack
    They are heavy, but that's not the worst part. They require heavy Saint-specific disc rotors that cost a bundle:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...nt+Rotors.aspx

    When you consider the $120 you'll spend on rotors, the Saint deal does not look so great.

    Here's a better deal from Jenson:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx

    Same bomb-proof rims, but the hubs work with standard 6-bolt rotors. If you really want the porky Saint derailleur, you can buy it separately for $20 or so.
    Yikes. Even the Deore/Rhyno wheelset is porky. Hate to see what these weigh. They do have the Saint rotors and brake combo right next to this deal in the flyer for $65 (doesn't say anything about the levers and housing ).

    Was just thinking about beefing up my 6.6 but not sure how much the weight penalty would be. All together it looks like a pretty heavy option though.

    Is Shimano having trouble selling the Saint stuff?
    Last edited by KRob; 07-31-2007 at 11:02 AM.
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    Here is why the saint stuff doesn't sell:

    1) specific rotors that are tough to source- if you bend one on a bike trip you are out of luck
    2) "rapid-rise" only
    3) special saint rear axle (why they didn't design around a standard 12mm thru axle I'll never know)
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