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I'm in a pickle. It's a long and boring story, but I've ended up with two single speed wheelsets; Bontrager Dusters and Formula hubs/ Alex EN-24. I'm building up a Jabberwocky right now and need to decide what to do with them. I've got the dusters up for sale for 200 right now, and was thinking about riding the Alex. But I could put the Alex up for sale and ride the Dusters. Or I could try to sell them both and build up a quality wheelset, though I probably will end up spending even more money, because once you start building something nice, it's hard to stop. I was also just thinking I could ride the **** out of one set of wheels, and if it goes bad like everyone says the Alex wheels do, then I could ride the other set. What do you guys think?
 

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I'm in a pickle. It's a long and boring story, but I've ended up with two single speed wheelsets; Bontrager Dusters and Formula hubs/ Alex EN-24. I'm building up a Jabberwocky right now and need to decide what to do with them. I've got the dusters up for sale for 200 right now, and was thinking about riding the Alex. But I could put the Alex up for sale and ride the Dusters. Or I could try to sell them both and build up a quality wheelset, though I probably will end up spending even more money, because once you start building something nice, it's hard to stop. I was also just thinking I could ride the **** out of one set of wheels, and if it goes bad like everyone says the Alex wheels do, then I could ride the other set. What do you guys think?
1. The Duster wheel set probably uses Formula hubs.
2. There is nothing wrong with Alex rims.

I do like Duster rims.

I would keep them both.
 

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Dusters have the best tubeless interface with the TLR rimstrip!
 

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Sell both sets, sell the Jabberwocky, and buy a Tallboy and a really good set of wheels and be done with it.

Ok, I'm kidding with that eventhough it is a solution.

I think you should go with what your budget dictates. If you put on a good amount of miles, you may consider a newer better set of wheels...maybe even something off of ebay to save some cash. Sell those wheelsets or keep one as a backup or for winter riding..or whatever and salvage some of the funds for the better wheelset buy. Wheels are the biggest upgrade you can do to your bike besides the frame.

If your budget does not permit any of those options, use what you go and be thankful you have a backup set.

I don't 100% agree with the statement about dusters having the "best" tubeless interface. American classics are damn good, and UST...though heavier are pretty solid especially when coupled w/ tubeless tape.
 
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