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Looking to purchase a wheelset for my future ASR 5 frame and was wondering if this wheelset(attached photo) will work? I have the Fox F120 15QR and Shimano XTR M970 cassette.
 

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819's/Pro2's with DT comp 14/15g spokes and brass nipples. Should be great. That's the exact set up I run on my 575. The Pro2 is convertible should you ever decide to go to a 20mm fork or a 10mm rear axle.
 

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On the rear I'm kind of :confused: It looks like I have a few selections to go through.

1:Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear

2:Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear 10mm Bolt-Up

3: Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear 10mm Saint

4:Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear Hub 12mm x 135mm

Does #1 Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear not come as 135x10?(It doesn't say on the website)
If not then I should I do the #3 although I don't have the saint cassette but do have the XTR m970 cassette?
 

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Saint is 10mm thru bolt capable you can use the saint axle, DT swiss thru bolt Hadley has an axle also.

10mm bolt on is a bolt-on hub with two 10mm screws.
 

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How much do you weigh? This sounds like an overkill build for this bike. If Mavic, go for 719, but NoTubes Crest or Arch should do the job better at a lower weight. DT Comp? Heavy spokes. SuperComp should be more suited for this kind of wheels. I would go for alu nipples, and ProLock should not be necessary.

I run pretty rough trails here in Norway, and I have NoTubes Arch on DT SuperComp and alu nipples. My next front wheel will be NoTubes Crest (wide, 340g tubeless rim) with SuperComp left and Revo right. Built by the right person, and they will last. NoTubes rims are also very tolerant to dents.
 

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I'm getting ready to order the same wheelset for the 5 I am gathering parts for. I also considered the Stans Flow rims with the pro 2s, but for now I am pretty set on 819s.
 

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hssp said:
How much do you weigh? This sounds like an overkill build for this bike. If Mavic, go for 719, but NoTubes Crest or Arch should do the job better at a lower weight. DT Comp? Heavy spokes. SuperComp should be more suited for this kind of wheels. I would go for alu nipples, and ProLock should not be necessary.
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A) Pretty sure he want's a bomb proof UST wheel not a 719, or he wouldn't be looking at the 819.

B) Brass nipples are recommended (but not mandatory) by Mavic for their UST wheels due to the spoke nipple / eyelet interface. Brass is naturally self lubricating.

C) Heavy spokes? Your just a weight weenie :D
 

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Currently I weigh in at 190lbs and probably around 200lbs with all my equipment on. I'm really just looking for a durable set of wheels that will last me awhile. I ride in southern Texas with all sorts of obstacles (rocks, cacti, tons of roots, sandy soil, clay mud, etc).
 

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NoTubes Arch or Flow, then. I know several people who use Flow for light DH as well. My opinion is that 819 is overkill. With NoTubes on the market, I see UST as an added weight, not added function, system. I have seen a trend amongst the American users here that 819 is the best rim - it isn't. An ASR 5's intended use does not imply having heavy wheels, on the contrary. I think a 1500-1600g wheelset is worthy. I have a 1600g wheelset on my 575, and it is still true after 1.5 season of abuse. On Arch rims and SuperComp spokes and alu nipples. No torn nipples, no broken spokes, some trail rash on the rims, but that's it. Going for an even lighter rim now. A wheel cannot be built stronger with heavier components if the wheelbuilder doesn't know his job properly!
 
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