2021 Giant Trance X 29 2
I've been riding the Trance X for a few weeks and loving it. I was smashing down some nice fast rocky/rooty trails today in PA but the uphills were a drag, so at some point next year, I'd like to save a couple pounds and go to a lighter wheel set. I believe that the Giant TRX 1 29s (1769g) or TRX 2 29s (1809g) would save some weight over the stock wheels (2460g), but I have NO IDEA if these are my best option. What should I look for in a lighter wheel (carbon vs light-weight aluminum?), thinner spokes?, etc... Is there a semi-standard answer to this, like "you don't have to go with the Giant wheels but take a look at xxxxxxxxx because they are a better value"? Also, regarding hubs, the 29-2 comes with Shimano MT410 so should I upgrade the hubs at the same time? Sorry, I'm a MTB noob so I'm looking for some direction here. Thanks!