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which one for my prophet... Im about 200lbs geared up and on a 1-10 I am a 5 for being an aggressive rider. (as far as abusing wheelsets go)

These "lefty mavic crosstrail or lefty spynergy xyclone disc" are both in my 500 dollar price range...

Who can help me decide?
 

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I don't know anything about the spynergy, but we used Mavic Crosstrails on my son's F6 when we Leftified it - They are great wheels - If I ever upgrade my F3 that's what I'm getting.

But... I THINK it's more of an XC wheel. The F's I mention above are XC bikes so it's a great match. Depending on how you define aggressive, something a little more "all mountain" might be appropriate for a Prophet.

Have you checked out the Mavic 819's? I have those on my prophet, and the are still as true as they were on day 1 after a few years of moderate abuse. Great combo of light and strong.

General consensus here based on previous posts shows lots of love for 819's on the Prophet.

That said, if you're not doing lots of drops etc, the Crosstrails will probably be great. They look downright sexy too!
 

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I would steer clear of the Spynergy's. The spokes are extremely difficult to find if you were to ever break one.

I would go with JDR's advice. Have someone lace up a strong weelset on either Mavic 819's or the Stan's Flow. I think the Stan's flow is a great choice because they are an extremely beefy strong rim and are (like all other Stan's products) air up tubeless like a breeze. Dont worry, if you dont feel any desire to run tubeless, you can always throw a tube in.
 

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I have both Spinergys (Xyclone Disc) and Mavics (Crossmax ST and old Crossmax SL). I'm about 200-220lb geared up and am moderately aggressive as well.

First, let me clear something up. Spinergy spokes are easy to find. Just call Spinergy and they'll have them in the mail to you ASAP. $5 for a single spoke is the price I paid. They sent two extras when I ordered two. There's only one spoke length for the entire wheel set too, so keeping extras is _much_ easier. I've never had to use a replacement spoke.

Spinergys
What I like:
-Light
-Durable
-Robust freehub (Hadley made)
-Strong
-32 Spoke Design

What I dislike:
-17mm internal rim
-Not true UST (but I did set them up with Tubeless Ready tires and Cafe Latex)
-If using with tubeless tape (above) truing becomes problematic, but I've only trued them once

Mavics
What I like (I have lighter models than what you're considering):
-Weight (for a true UST system)
-Durable
-19mm internal rim width

What I dislike:
-24 hole design (although they've held up, no problems)
-Freehub design is inferior
-Customer service is *rumored* to be terrible

Bottom Line
Duncan had good advice regarding weight. I'll add a little to that.

If you're worried about longevity go Spinergy, the freehub design and 32 über strong spokes stand up to a lot of abuse. They're durable as all hell.

If you want to run true 2.35in+ tires (Nevegal sized) go Mavic. If you want to go true UST go Mavic as well, no muss no fuss.

You didn't ask, but I'd also look into sending a Lefty front hub to Universal Cycles as well. You can have them build you up a nice set of 819s with a Shimano XT 775 (if you're a loose ball fan) or Hope (if you like cart. bearings and have a bit more $) rear hub. You'll get an über durable wheel for less $ (Shimano rear) that has easy tubeless setup but weighs a bit more. I went this route for my SS and am happy with the cost, durability, easy tubeless setup and easy/cheap maintenance.
 

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thanks for the responses guys...

mrhappymedium- a quick question... the spinergy wheels are 6bolt right? also, what are the rims actually made of? I couldn't find it on their site...

thanks
 

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mrhappymedium- a quick question... the spinergy wheels are 6bolt right? also, what are the rims actually made of? I couldn't find it on their site...
They're 6 bolt. I wish they were CL, but I think I'm the minority there.

Not sure what the rims are made of besides saying they're aluminum. Give them a call and ask. They aren't prone to denting, even with numerous pinch flats. Mavics aren't either though...
 

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mavic 819 and the hope

i had a set of 819's and a hope pro2 rear build up for my prophet. you will find that this wheel set will last you forever. i have only had to have my rear hub rebuilt once due to a broken spring. i do 2-3ft drops and some jumps when my speed high. i have never in 2 years had to true this wheelset. i ride about 3 times a week for a few hours.

karl
 

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I'm really doubting between those wheels to. I think it's gonna be the Spinergy's... But that would be based purely on the looks :D Mrhappymedium, thanks for the advice! some good information about those wheels is nice...
SO durability and weight, go for the spinergy's.?
 

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Mrhappymedium, thanks for the advice! some good information about those wheels is nice... SO durability and weight, go for the spinergy's.?
I would say that's a good choice. Either that or look at a custom wheel set from Universal Cycles. Mavic 717s with Super comps laced to the hub of your choice. You can guesstimate weights using the Bicycle Wheels Warehouse build numbers.

I'd suggest a run through with a tension meter if you go with either wheel set. The Mavic I bought new as well as the Spinergys came under tensioned. I'm sure a LBS could run through the wheels for ~$20ish.
 
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