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So ive been in the market for a road bike to ride when i cant get out to the trails....ended up finding an 09 model bike for a lot cheaper then a 2010 model so i figured id use the price difference to put some new wheels on my trance x3. Everyone says wheels are gonna be the most noticeable improvement on a bike...i was thinking about getting an adjustable fork but many people have talked me out of it...and i agree...

since im putting it all on a retail credit card through the shop im gonna be picking up a new set of wheels too. the guys at the shop are avid riders and have always gave me good information on products so i trust there opinions on different products...

i am looking at the mavic crossmax st disc ( http://www.mavic.com/mtb/products/crossmax-st-disc.105352.1.aspx )

and the easton haven disc ( http://www.eastonbike.com/PRODUCTS/WHEELS/10/wheel_haven_'10.html )

Can anyone give me some input on either of these wheelsets? The mavics are slightly lighter and less expensive. I currently have the WTB Laserdisc Trail on my bike now...i have been riding them fairly hard for over a year now and they still are holding up strong but im really looking to shave a little bit of weight from the bike.

Im 6'1 and about 200 lbs. Im primarily using the bike for xc/trail riding which involves a lot of climbing, intermediate downhill sections, occasional 1-3ft drops, and everything else in between.
 

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At your size and the drops why not just get Easton Havoc's? A little more heavy duty but still ridiculously light. Either way Im sure you'll be happy, you will immediately notice lighter wheels.
 

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Take a look at Spinergy Xyclone Disc, strong and reasonably light with Hadley internals. I've run them on my 08- X2 for two seasons without problems.I only weigh 150 lbs, but if you check the MTBR reviews, there are a lot of "Clydes" running these wheels with great success. Spokes come in different colours as well.

http://www.spinergy.com/catalog/pro...id=86&osCsid=61027d57d2e20246e7834ebf2479cac0

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW2010-SPINERG...Cycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item2eaa5ab41c

http://cgi.ebay.com/SPINERGY-Xyclon...Cycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item58846c3e62
 
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