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I'm considering putting on a front disc brake. (Currently running Avid Mags on my 2004 Stumpjumper FSR Comp.) I was alerted to this option for light and reasonably affordable disc XC wheels.

Odds & Endos WTB Front Wheel

I found an XT front disc brake new for $50, and was thinking of this wheel-looks like it would be at least $80 cheaper than a comparable wheel with a King hub.

Has anyone used these wheels and hubs? What do you think?
 

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I'm currently using this combo front and rear. Couldn't be happier with Mike Garcia's service. So far they have performed great for me (2 months). I know in my wet climate (lower Alabama), they will require more service than King's. The main reason I switched to these was the flexy nature of my stock front wheel (Spec. stout/skraxle). Now the front brake doesn't howl like it used to. These are my first set of custom built wheels.
 

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I have the WTB Lazer discs w/ 717s from Mike at odds and endos: hard riding, racing, rocks, etc. for the past 4-5 months, no problems exc. when a large rock went through the spokes and broke one... but I had a spare since Mike always sends some with the wheelset. Great guy to deal with.
 

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I ran a VXC/American Classic disc hub (basically the same as the WTB) for two years until I folded it on a very bad landing (front wheel first and sideways then hit a tree) at speed. Not the wheel's fault.

Works beautifully, I change the bearings every year (Mike has them a very good prices). Still using the hub with a new rim.
 

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shiggy??? said:
I ran a VXC/American Classic disc hub (basically the same as the WTB) for two years until I folded it on a very bad landing (front wheel first and sideways then hit a tree) at speed. Not the wheel's fault.

Works beautifully, I change the bearings every year (Mike has them a very good prices). Still using the hub with a new rim.
Thanks for the reply. I had almost concluded that the AC/WTB hubs were perhaps not the ones to buy for Oregon weather- some of the reviews comment that these hubs aren't sealed all that well. But it sounds like you have had good luck- changing bearings once a year sure isn't overly maintenance intensive.
 
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