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Any Clydesdales out there on the current Crossmax 29ss? Just wondering how they've been holding up. I weigh in @ 245. My LBS told me about the MP3 warranty. Sounds great but it only applies if I wreck the wheel. Throwing it out of true every other week does not apply!

I had been looking at a King / Hadley w/ Stans Arch until this came along. I'm more interested in a solid durable product than a wieght weenie special.


Thanks!!!
 

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Lilkev said:
Any Clydesdales out there on the current Crossmax 29ss? Just wondering how they've been holding up. I weigh in @ 245. My LBS told me about the MP3 warranty. Sounds great but it only applies if I wreck the wheel. Throwing it out of true every other week does not apply!

I had been looking at a King / Hadley w/ Stans Arch until this came along. I'm more interested in a solid durable product than a wieght weenie special.

Thanks!!!
Go with the hand built wheelset...way better hubs, standard spokes (does your LBS even stock the Crossmax spokes?), and a solid Clyde build.
 

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I know people are probably freaking tired of my opinion on these wheels, I know I am, but oh well..

For me, these are great race wheels. I'm not a "clyde" at 165, but I sometimes ride with apparent disregard for safety or smoothness on some pretty technical trails. The wheels did NOT hold up to my admittedly rough treatment.
I've been running 340's/ Gordos with great success.
If my LBS had been able to bring Stan's rims in when I got those wheels built, I'd have been on Flows rather than the Gordos. I was very glad to see these in the 2010 Hawley catalogue.
 

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I had the Crossmaxssszzzss..

and I know that they are supposed to be "flexy", but I never felt it. I would fall in the Clyde category (250+) and got a great deal on these wheels. They rolled like butter! But the non traditional spoke thing was too much of a concern for me (I'd flinch every time I heard a plink when riding) as not only are they not carried by every shop, but they are what, 20 bucks a spoke?! Not really, but you get what I mean. The King or Hadley should be waaaaay more durable and you can get the spoke fixed just about anywhere.. If durabillity is what you're after, go the hand built route.
 

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I'm around 210, or so, and have been running C29SSMax's on my SIR9 for about a year and a half. I don't do drops, or anything like that, but I do spend a fair amount of time bouncing through North Eastern rock gardens.

To date, they've been bullet proof for me. I haven't even taken a spoke wrench to 'em yet.

With that being said, I agree with mtnbiker72 regarding hubs. Though they've been reliable for me, the hubs aren't anywhere as near as nice as what you could have building a custom set at the C29SSMax's price.
 

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Mine always held up fine, even under my 220 lbs. I rode mostly smooth XC trails, not really chunk rocks. I think I broke 1 spoke, but that was due to a large stick getting caught and would have broken any spoke. The felt great, were light and stif.

I am no longer using them because I went to a 15mm axle fork and Mavic doesnt have an adapter, otherwise I would still be using them. PM me if you are interested in a used set with 9mm QR front. I will also include 2 front spokes, 2 rear Drive side spokes, and 2 rear Non-drive side spokes, as well as the mavic spoke tool. That way you wont have to worry too much if one pops on you.
 

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murtaghstyle said:
If you want an "out of the box" SS 29er wheel, Guitar Ted favorably reviewed the Easton XC One SS. IIRC, GT is not a small guy.

http://twentynineinches.com/2009/12...ucts-of-09-easton-xc-one-single-speed-wheels/
The SS denotes a single speed specific wheel. Easton does make that in a geared free hub. I also have the Crossmax. I would run the Crossmax because of the MP3 alone. I have always been a fan of Mavic wheels. I would not be concerned about the spokes. If the store sells Mavic than they should have a spoke book to make an on the spot repair.
 

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Check her site out:

http://www.epicwheelworks.com/

1) King ISO w/Stan's Archs (use Brass Nipples)
2) 15QR up front,
3) 135 Thru-axl in Rear with a DT Swiss thru-axl QR

I think most professional wheel builders would agree, you'd be hard pressed to come up with something as durable, as strong and as light - for a Clydsdale rider on a 29er
 

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The SS denotes a single speed specific wheel.
Looking back, I am confused about the OP's post. I think the fact that the OP requests info on the "Crossmax 29ss" is why Murtaghestyle put that link up.

As far as I know there is no Mavic C29ssmax Single Speed specific wheel set, is there? Maybe I am not up to speed.

So, OP, Are you looking for a Single Speed Wheelset? or was thata typo?
 

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There's a Crossmax 29ss and 29st.

regardless of which is which I'm in the market for a geared version. I'm interested in durability approval from my fellow Clydesdales. If you're under 200lbs thanks but its not the same.

I'm riding in North jersey rocks rocks rocks!

Thanks guys
 
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