My lbs was talking me into the crossmax XL's. I needed theese wheels they said. I was out of town riding and beat up my cheap stock wheels pretty bad. I picked up a pair of crossrides at the local shop and have been very pleased with them. I am a strong rider, 6ft and 190, and have had no real problems with them. Maybee in a year or so, when my skill level improves, I can justify the $600 for the crossmax's. But for now the crossrides have been great. I ride 3-5 times a week. 1.5 hours a ride during the week, and up to 4 hours a ride everyweekend in Flagstaff and Sedona.
Hehe, those are exactly the type of wheels I'm looking at. My front wheel's the only remaining thing from an older bike and makes a great "thwonk" noise when banged. I thought it was gonna fall off last week down Sunset!
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