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Ibis "standard" wheelset

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I'm getting a Mojo with their XT build kit.
The wheels it comes with are "Ibis/Stan's wheels with Stan's Arch Rims, Ibis front hub (15QR or 20mm), Shimano XT rear hub".
I think the Ibis hub is made by Alex.

There's an option to upgrade to CB Cobalts, but I don't know if they're worth a $700 upgrade.
I currently have Industry 9 wheels (I'd just swap 'em over, but I'm going to a bigger axle size), and I like them a lot. I don't mind paying to upgrade as long as I'm getting something good.

Do you think the wheels it comes with are good? Any upgrade suggestions?

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I'd stick with the Arch rims (or Flows if you like wider tires) and upgrade the hubs to something like Hope, DT, Hadley, or King before I'd get within a sniff of those Cobalts.
the cobalts are amazing. do it. i have them on my 575.
don't the I9's have a conversion kit to switch them from standard QR to 15mm or 20mm?
From the I9 website:
The Enduro hubset has been designed as an extremely flexible platform that allows you to change to any axle configuration currently on the market*.
I suspect that may not be true for their hubs from a couple years ago, but I'll definietly check it out.
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