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So I have $500 or less to spend on a new set of wheels. my bike is a hardtail and currently has v-brakes. If I get a disc specific wheel then I will have to get disk brakes included in th $500 limit. As for use: next year is going to be my first year racing xc. I don't do any drops or free ride stuff. the wheels will need to be strong enough to hold up to almost daily riding. what would you guys recomend?
 

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what do you weigh?

do you have a preference between tubed or tubeless? i highly recommend tubeless. this cost will need to be budgeted for.

within your budget you could get something like an xt/717 wheel (pick your spokes depending on your weight) and a set of XT disc brakes. I'm currently running the 775 xt brakes on my SS and i love them. i rate them as about the same power as my j7s, but with far more control and modulation...

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=16

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BL306E04-Shimano+Deore+Xt+M775+Brake+Lever+Set.aspx

plus a tubeless kit = ~500.
 

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cha_cha_ said:
what do you weigh?

do you have a preference between tubed or tubeless? i highly recommend tubeless. this cost will need to be budgeted for.

within your budget you could get something like an xt/717 wheel (pick your spokes depending on your weight) and a set of XT disc brakes. I'm currently running the 775 xt brakes on my SS and i love them. i rate them as about the same power as my j7s, but with far more control and modulation...

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=16

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BL306E04-Shimano+Deore+Xt+M775+Brake+Lever+Set.aspx

plus a tubeless kit = ~500.
That second link is to levers only. I think that would leave him about zero dollars to come up with rotors, calipers, and cables.:D
 

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