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I am looking to upgrade my wheelset in the spring/early summer. I currently have the FSA XC-300SL's and I recently bent the rear wheel slightly. They feel a bit flexy to me anyway. I ride everything from XC to the occasional DH trails. I do not want to get a wheelset that is a lot heavier than my current weight of 1700g for the pair.

I have been looking at BWW wheelsets, possibly the Pure XCR rims and hubs, or should I go for the XC rim? I wont something stiffer/stronger than what I currently have and a better hub. How would you guys compare BWW Pure XCR/XC wheelsets to my current? What other sets would you all recommend for $300? (The color choices are very nicefrom BWW)

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I had them, they're decent hubs. Wheels were very well built. Only sold them cause I wanted stan's rims.
 

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Carraig042 said:
The only thing about those is I am weary on buying another set of wheels with 24 spokes.

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Understandable. I use these wheels for XC racing, endurance events, and everyday riding, I have never had a single problem with broken spokes or bent rims. Reynolds manufactures top notch wheels. :)
 

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Sift through Chainraeaction site. They have lots of great prices. Shimano SLX wheels for $250. Hope Pro2 on Stan's FLow for $390. They also do custom builds as well. Goo place to see a nice variety of all teh wheels, custom and factory.
 

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I know you don't wanna increase weight but I can't think of anything bad to say about my 36 spoke Azonic Outlaws. Not a single problem after 5+ years of riding. I think the new colored ones were going for about $350 at Wheel World right now.
 

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American classic is lightweight and durable. You can get the ac all mountain if you want hard use. But in my case the ac mtb at about 1500 grams seems to hold up well in our local xc trails with a foot or 2 foot drops.
 

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I recently bought the pure xm wheelset from BWW. I am on the heavier side 220 and they are holding up just fine for me. BWW describes the rims as rugged XC/All-Mountain. They are going for $250 right now, plus you get a a little bit of choice in color.

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bww is a great choice but of course if you want a convertable hub you have to look else where. personally i think a custom build from crc of a hope pro 2 front and xt rear hub with your choice of rim cant be beat. you can easily build a killer wheelset under $300.
 

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A guy at a local bike shop is asking $400 for a set of Chris King hubs built with Stans Flow rims I believe, What do you think of this deal for a light used set and they are as true as can be with even spoke tension? They are tubeless, can I still use a tube on tubeless wheelsets.

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Carraig042 said:
A guy at a local bike shop is asking $400 for a set of Chris King hubs built with Stans Flow rims I believe, What do you think of this deal for a light used set and they are as true as can be with even spoke tension? They are tubeless, can I still use a tube on tubeless wheelsets.

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If they are 'lightly used' that would be a nice, fairly lightweight wheelset. That is an $800 plus wheelset when new.

And, yes, you can definitely use them with a tube if you want, but I would only do so if my tire wouldn't hold air without one.
 

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Go with the Stans / Hope set up. Decent price, weight and reviews. Then get the 10mm rear bolt on conversion. It's time for QRs to go back on the road bikes they were invented for.
 
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