teethandnails· Trail Bomber
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a Rocky Mountain Element C50 in bound, and the standard wheelset seem meh. It seems as though the super light C90 (24.5lbs) bike benefits from its major weight savings in the wheels from what I can tell. 1.4lbs in the components, and 1.6lbs in the wheelset when you do the breakdown of components vs the C50 I have coming (27.5lbs). So... I am thinking I am going to get some super 1600g wheels for it to make up some of the difference. I was originally looking at the Roval Control Carbon 29 wheelset (1450g) @ $1350, and they come with DT350 hubs, then I came across the Hunt wheels. They are $624 shipped and weigh 1517g... so only 67g more for less than half the price. All the reviews on these tend to be older. I plan on running a little more aggressive front tire and a cushcore XC in the rear to keep the wheels together a little better. Any thoughts, or other sub $1400 wheel sets worth looking at? Thanks!