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Which wheels do I keep for FR/DH?

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I asked this question in the wheels forum, but I thought it may be better to ask here.

I've just bought a new DH bike, and it's comes with Sun EQ31 rims laced to a DT340 rear 135 hub and a Giant 20mm front hub. They seem like a solid wheelset, but I already have a basically new wheelset with DT 5.1 rims laced to hope hubs.

Can anyone give me some advice as to which wheels I should keep? The 5.1/hope wheels are lighter which is a plus. Will they be as strong?

I'd also like to have the ability to run them tubeless with rim strips. Would one set have an advantage over the other in this regard?

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Both sets you will be able to do the rim strip / tubless conversions

DT 5.1 / Hopes will be lighter

EQ31 / DT340 will probably be stronger - but a dt 5.1/hope wheelset put together by a good wheelbuilder can also be plenty strong

The DT are a softer rim, so will probably get dinged up easier - especially if it is being used for DH racing.

For pure DH between these two I would probably go for the Suns.
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