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DT swiss comp spokes
Mavic XC 717 disc rims
King ISO disc hubs
DT standard al nip.
Stans tubeless
Maxxis High Roller Type R tires NON UST


This set will be for everyday riding. Not just for racing. My main concern is will these rims hold up for everyday riding or should I go with a heavier rim?
 

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It all depends on your weight, what type of riding, and how "heavy" you ride (light, moderate, etc).

I've been using Mavic 317's for a while and they've held up fine under my 165#s of light cc riding.
 

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Depends on your weight again--the King hubs will hold up as well as the DT spokes--but it your weak point will be the XC 717s. I personally run the XC 717s everyday and they hold up perfectly fine; but I'm only 135#s.
 
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I'm 180lbs, I guess I better get a heavier rim. As far as my riding style I don't take huge jumps or anything, maybe 2-3" drops at the most.

What rim would you guys recommend?
 

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As per advice from others and things I have read, the DT 4.1ds are the way to go. A tad bit heavier but supposedly a better, stronger rim. I am at #195. The 717's are nice no doubt, but this is just what people have said. I recently had Larry lace me a set of HopeXC/DT 4.1d/Supercomps. Love them. I also have a 819/CK ISO set...love the CKs but the $$$ is insane this year otherwise i would have done the CKs again. Just my .02...either way, you will have a smokin' wheelset.
 

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Woolfe said:
I'm 180lbs, I guess I better get a heavier rim. As far as my riding style I don't take huge jumps or anything, maybe 2-3" drops at the most.

What rim would you guys recommend?
I am 180lbs and having Larry build me now me second wheelset built around DT Swiss XR4.1d rims. I have had 717s (ie, 517, 317) (395 grams) and could tell a difference in their robustness (sp?). I would highly recommend DT Swiss XR4.1d rims (425 grams) myself. The Mavic 819s (515 grams) are nice but I want to save a little bit of weight and will be using the DT Swiss Tubeless conversion kit to run tubeless tires.

In terms of hubs, I think one of the best bangs for the buck out there is the Hope Bulb. They are quite robust and relatively light and much cheaper than Kings. I will never buy Kings again given their price. I know to some people hubs are a religion but gimme a break....way too much coin. I would recommend Hadley's over Kings as many I think would agree they are at the same level as Kings.....but more affordable. However, you better hope you dont need colored Hadley's or you are waiting forever.
 

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you need heavier rim than 717

Woolfe said:
I'm 180lbs, I guess I better get a heavier rim. As far as my riding style I don't take huge jumps or anything, maybe 2-3" drops at the most.

What rim would you guys recommend?
Hi woolfe, If you take short jumps, you need to add in your weight too. When your bike lands on the ground, 180lbs =81.6kg
81.6kg X 9.8m/s gravity =799.68 kg/m/s =Force landing. You need a heavier rim than 717. The force of landing is the one that puts actual pressure on the rim instead of your normal bodyweight on level ground. I recommend the mavic 823 RIM. I assume you want UST rim for your tubless tires.

URL http://www.mavic.com/servlet/srt/mavic/vtt-prod_fiche?product.id=82&lg=uk
 

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Picard said:
Hi woolfe, If you take short jumps, you need to add in your weight too. When your bike lands on the ground, 180lbs =81.6kg
81.6kg X 9.8m/s gravity =799.68 kg/m/s =Force landing.
Dude, that's the worst mathmatical reasoning I've seen for a while.
 
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