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Looking for a new wheelset and have the opportunity to purchase a set of 2008 Mavic 819's w/ Hope Pro II hubs for $280. What do you think - good deal and should I pull the trigger. Those running that setup, let me hear your thoughts.

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atlbiker32 said:
Looking for a new wheelset and have the opportunity to purchase a set of 2008 Mavic 819's w/ Hope Pro II hubs for $280. What do you think - good deal and should I pull the trigger. Those running that setup, let me hear your thoughts.

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I have the exact setup for use as my XC and 60km and 100km race wheelset. (My trail wheelset are 721s on Hopes)
The hubs are close to maintainence freeand easily switch between 15mm, 20mm and QR so they will go on any fork. The rims have needed to be trued only once in 12 months.
I would buy another set.

However, you dont say what you plan to use them for. I wouldnt think 819s would be suitable for anything too extreme
 

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I use a set of 719's laced to XT for general trail riding. No huge drops but I'm 210lb and routinely beat the hell out of them. Max drop for me is about 3 feet to flat.

They are generally good with tires up to 2.3 but some 2.3 tires that like a wider rim profile will suffer on them.

FWIW, I think you can get a brand new set from CRC for about $350 shipped, black on black. All around the rims are pretty hard to beat for what they are.
 

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Been running the 819/pro ii's for about a year and very happy. I paid about $390 new from CRC and got them delivered in a little over a week. $280 sounds decent depending on the condition. With UST tires the set-up is a little heavy but gotta love the simplicity.
 

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Been running the 819/pro ii's for about a year and very happy. I paid about $390 new from CRC and got them delivered in a little over a week. $280 sounds decent depending on the condition. With UST tires the set-up is a little heavy but gotta love the simplicity.
He could also try tubeless ready for less of a weight hit. WTB has just come out with a line and rumor from Cdale is Schwalbe is too.
 

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I use 819s on a DH bike (on nukeproof hubs). They are quite tough rims - but keep the spokes tensioned properly. Managed to bend rear one a bit by riding for 2 days in les2alpes with half of the spokes loose - but after trueing and tensioning, it's ok again (guy in the shop said most other rims would be dead by then). I'm very happy with those rims, recommended. Disclaimer: I weight about 70 kilos ;).
 

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ak314 said:
Been running the 819/pro ii's for about a year and very happy. I paid about $390 new from CRC and got them delivered in a little over a week. $280 sounds decent depending on the condition. With UST tires the set-up is a little heavy but gotta love the simplicity.
Exact same thing here, and VERY happy...definately a very good build for the $.
 

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Guess I should have provided more info. in the first post. I am a 195lb rider and am looking to put the wheelset on a 2005 Stumpjumper FSR Pro. I use the bike mainly for singletrack. My current wheels are Alex DM-21 with Shimano hubs. Thanks for your imput.
 

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Guess I should have provided more info. in the first post. I am a 195lb rider and am looking to put the wheelset on a 2005 Stumpjumper FSR Pro. I use the bike mainly for singletrack. My current wheels are Alex DM-21 with Shimano hubs. Thanks for your imput.
I do not buy (or give advise on) used wheels without being able to personally inspect them.
 
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