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i need a new wheelset for my 575....any suggestions, what are you all using that has worked well...i am light, 155, but tend to be a little rough on things...my last wheels were sun ds-1 wheels on wtb hubs and they are trashed...don't really want something too heavy but maybe a bit tougher....and of course don't want to spend a fortune...thanks for the advice...
 

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On the ASR-SL, I was using Mavic 819s with Hope XC hubs built by Jenson- $320. Not a bad price and decent wheelset. However, I was not THAT happy with the responsiveness of that wheelset so this time, I had 819s built with Hadleys by Ventanarama (Larry at mtnhighcyclery). They were quite a bit more but ya only live once and these wheels (not ridden yet) have already told me that they are way tougher and faster.
 

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I would check out the DT 5.1 rims, Hope Bulb hubs, 14/15 butted spokes, and brass nipples. The rims will be tubeless compatable with DT's conversion kit if you desire, the hubs are quite resonable and have outstanding quality, the front hub is convertable between QR and 20mm thru-axle (in case you want a Pike, etc), and the brass nipples are the best choice for disc brakes. Also, the rims are wide enough to support larger tires, but lightest in their class.
 

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go as light as you can get away with...

I replaced the XT/819 wheels that came with my 575 Race Kit with the XTR wheels and lighter tires (Python Airlight 2.1 in the back and WTB Mutano 2.4 up front) since my bike climbed like a pig with the stock wheels and tires. It has transformed the ride of the 575. It now climbs almost as well as it descends. The current wheelset on the 575 are Spinergy Xyclone for the rear wheel and the XTR wheel up front (around 1700 grams without skewers or rotors) and it has held up to Slickrock, Amasa Back and Porc Rim riding (granted I'm not a hucker and I weigh 125lbs). We'll be tacking Gooseberry Mesa in a week with the same wheelset combination. The Spinergy wheels rolled very smoothly (it felt lighter than what the scale indicated) and were on sale at Pricepoint. However, you can probably get a lighter hand-built (and probably more durable and user friendly) wheelset from Mike Garcia for around $400.
 

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billybobzia said:
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i need a new wheelset for my 575....any suggestions, what are you all using that has worked well...i am light, 155, but tend to be a little rough on things...my last wheels were sun ds-1 wheels on wtb hubs and they are trashed...don't really want something too heavy but maybe a bit tougher....and of course don't want to spend a fortune...thanks for the advice...
Larry is building me a set of DT5.1/Hadley wheels for my 575. He advised me that the 5.1 rims are lighter than the 819, have a good solution to go UST, and are nice and wide. He also said the Hadley hubs seem to be a real viable alternative to the Chris Blings.

Will be building up my 575 in the next week or so, and when the trails get rideable again I'll be out to test out the bike (and wheels).
 

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Jdub said:
Larry is building me a set of DT5.1/Hadley wheels for my 575. He advised me that the 5.1 rims are lighter than the 819, have a good solution to go UST, and are nice and wide. He also said the Hadley hubs seem to be a real viable alternative to the Chris Blings.

Will be building up my 575 in the next week or so, and when the trails get rideable again I'll be out to test out the bike (and wheels).
indeed.....i think the Hadley / 5.1 wheelset is gonna be the one to beat for sure. I would much rather have the Hadley over the King all things considered.....same goes for the 5.1 over the 819. now the only decision left for folks is what spokes and nipples :)
 

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Jdub said:
Larry is building me a set of DT5.1/Hadley wheels for my 575. He advised me that the 5.1 rims are lighter than the 819, have a good solution to go UST, and are nice and wide. He also said the Hadley hubs seem to be a real viable alternative to the Chris Blings.

Will be building up my 575 in the next week or so, and when the trails get rideable again I'll be out to test out the bike (and wheels).
If you don't mind me asking, approximately how much is that wheelset going to cost? I would like to get a nice set of wheels for my 575 (the stock Enduro ones are crap), but don't have a small fortune to spend. I know the Hadley's are cheaper than the Kings, but not by how much.
 

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Jdub said:
Larry is building me a set of DT5.1/Hadley wheels for my 575. He advised me that the 5.1 rims are lighter than the 819, have a good solution to go UST, and are nice and wide. He also said the Hadley hubs seem to be a real viable alternative to the Chris Blings.

Will be building up my 575 in the next week or so, and when the trails get rideable again I'll be out to test out the bike (and wheels).
Larry built my 819/Hope XCand those things have yet to give me trouble after 2 years. Quite happy for $350. When i go at it again it will be Larry again with the Hadleys and either the 819s or the DT5.1s. cant go wrong..... :cool:
 

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I went with Hope XC's and Velocity Synergy ASYM's. They are light and the asym design is super strong. I weigh in at 200 and I have yet to hurt on of these 430g rims. I have had the regret of not going with the bulb hubs because if I get a new fork I want a 20mm hub. The Buld is convertable. I had them built at speedgoat. I also went with 36H to get just a little bit stronger and really no weight penalty. Also use brass nips to get a little more stength if you go with light rims.
 
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