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I ride my 5.5 now with Mavic 717 disk and Maxxis minyon 2.35
The 717 are very light but more XC than AM.
So I want to put the 823 UTS . they are 200 g hevier than the 717 but much stronger
I ride agresive AM but don't jump more than 1 M
 

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I'd justy keep the X717s on it and convert them to UST with an Eclipse kit, they suit the 5.5 as they are fast accelerating and strong enough for smaller drops, I weigh 240lbs and I use X717 Discs on my rigid/SS AM bike and they've not let me down once. Failing that why not go for a set of XM819's? They are plenty strong and light enough for an XC/AM bike, I've even done FR and DH without a care in the world with them...
 

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yes 823s will be overkill for a 5.5. 819s will do you just fine for aggressive AM riding. They are wide enough to still run a 2.5 tire up front if you ever wanted to. Sounds like your not to concerned about weight but if you are have you considered the DTSwiss 5.1s? They are a bit lighter and just as strong and stiff as the Mavic 819s. They have tubeless conversion kits for them as well.
 
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