I have a set of 2009 Comps that I use as a beater wheelset on the Sultan. I also had a set of 2008 Elites that I used to run on my 26" 6.5" travel AM bike. Both sets were surprisingly good considering the price - I picked both of them up basically new on Ebay for $200 per pair. The older models use rebadged DT Swiss hubs (at least on the Elites - not sure about the Comps). The 2009 and newer models all use rebadged non-DT Swiss hubs I believe. Rumor has it that the newer hubs are not as reliable as the older models, so look for a 2008 or earlier Elite set to get the DTSwiss hub. The weights are only a few grams different between the Comps and Elites. The 28mm rim width is nice. The tubeless system works really well with the Bonty rim strip and valve and Stan's. I have mine set up with Rampages and they have taken a lot of abuse. I have put a few hundred miles on the Bontys in Fruita and Moab and have not treated them with any degree of kindness. They are still true and feel pretty stiff for a 28 spoke wheel. I run King hubs and Delgado rims for more XC terrain, and those obviously blow the Bontys out of the water, but if you are looking for a really inexpensive, reliable tubeless wheel, at a reasonable weight the Bontys are hard to beat IMO.