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Both pretty light. Some good closeout deals on both right now.

Anyone ridden/owned both that can compare and contrast.

Any other options for light stiff XC wheelset in the 1500-1750 gr range that isn't too expensive and can take some abuse?


Been running a Velocity VXC with WTB Laser Lite Disc hubs (Am Classic) for awhile and they've been pretty good though I've destroyed by second freehub body and it's time to move on.
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i just got my wheelset from Chain reaction. I got hope pro 2 hubs laced to mavic 717 rims with DT champion spokes for 300ish. I recommend them. They maybe a little heavier but pretty close to your 1750g range
 

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I have the Zonos wheels on my bike. They go 1900 grams for the set w/o rotors & skewers.

Bomb proof.

A couple weeks ago my rear derailleur got shoved into the spokes. Broke the der hanger, broke the chain. The wheels came away with one slightly bent spoke and a slight wobble.

I should also mention that I'm 200 lbs and ride rough rocky stuff.
 

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Jeffw, thanks for that confirmation. No wheel should be expected to survive that. I have also been looking for new wheels, and have been heavily considering the cane creeks. Durability is one of my primary concerns, I eat mavic rims for breakfast, if I stare at a set of 717s a little cross eyed they bend. If i could afford it I would go with DT swiss. I hope there are still close out zonos disc wheels in a couple months when I have the cash rounded up.
 

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Lots of deals out there
Bicycle Wheel Warehouse has the 4.2 XTR for a great deal ($265?),
also look at the Dt swiss 1540 and 1450 at Chainreaction.
as noted above CR also has good deals on Hope pro 2 builds.
 
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