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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...
 

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The XC twos are $309 and they weigh in at nearly 2000gms, which is pretty heavy. At that weight and price, I'd go Stans Flows for another $100 from my boys over at R2technik.com. If you plan on running the XCs or the Blunts tubeless, you will need a rim strip which already comes on the Stans stuff and there are a ton of support.
 

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if your building the blunts, then you could use whatever hubs you want, also the blunts come in different colors. though i'm also interested in what others think as i'm looking to put a set of wheels together and blunts are a possibility, so are the flows/arches.
 

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have blunts, I weigh around 225 and ride SS rigid. Built by a pro and touched up. no issues so far. I am happy with them. Just wanted something different than the stans FWIW.

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I had been thinking about a set of blunts for my hei hei, the 23mm rims that are stock look like road rims, waaay too skinny and don't fill out my mountain kings like I want. Looks like I definitely know what I'm buying myself for a late Christmas present ;)
 

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I run Blunts laced to Hope Pro II's on my 650B bike & like them a lot. If you like to run big volume tires the Blunts are sweet with the extra width.
 

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I've got Easton road wheels - been very happy with them. If they're offering a good discount on the Eastons - might be worth a look.
 

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The Blunt is an excellent rim and you might also want to consider the P35 if you are thinking about running tubeless down the road. You're also gaining 7mm of width in the P35, all depending on where and how you're going to be riding. There is a little difference in price but check with your local dealer.
 

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I went with Velocity Blunts with white spokes, black rims and red nipples... Running the Mid Line hub... I CANNOT WAIT!!!
 

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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!
 

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Dirt Dude said:
I went with Velocity Blunts with white spokes, black rims and red nipples... Running the Mid Line hub... I CANNOT WAIT!!!
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.

The blunts on the, on the other hand, are nice and wide. That should make for a nice tire profile and a terrific ride. Post a ride report once you get them.

Thanks in advance.
 

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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!
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.

The other reason is local, too. Not saying I am not willing to help a CA company, but I just think if they are in my backyard, it's worth a look...

All I know is that if these are as good as I hope and suspect they will be, I will be getting a set for my All Mountain rig!
 
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