I am looking at the Velocity Blunts and also have a couple of other 29er whelsets. Jensen has the XC series sets for sale and was wondering people's thoughts between these two series of wheels...
Nice choice. I've had a road set from Velomax, before Easton bought them, and they've been bombproof over almost 10 yrs. I had the Easton XC Ones on my 26er (now a 650b) and they are really a nice wheelset, though they had a minor issue with the cones loosening over time. Easily maintained, but not a set it and forget it wheelset. The '09 Eastons, including the 29ers, took care of that, are easily rebuildable and the front can be converted to a through hub. A sweet wheel, but the rims are on the narrow side.Dirt Dude said:I went with Velocity Blunts with white spokes, black rims and red nipples... Running the Mid Line hub... I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Well stated. I also chose MI and Velocity due to a few reasons. First and foremost is the Customer Service. Hands down, they were awesome. I am sure other companies are solid, too, but they seem like regular guys talking bikes as if we were long time buddies... The info they shared was awesome and insightful and really helped me decide which way to go.5H2O said:That's a nice wheelset Dirt Dude. I too went with the mid-line wheelset they have on their website. I don't have my build done yet so I haven't been able to ride them. Hopefully in the next few days, of course it's supposed to be in the low 20's this week...
I used the Bontrager rim strips with them for tubeless and they worked great. My MK's mounted up with a hand pump and only a small amount of sweat on the first tire.
I was looking at the Flows or the Blunts, both of them are 28mm btw, but decided on the Blunts because I don't see them as much as the Stan's. Plus the dist. is located in my town, and Michigan needs as much help as it can get!