Lightest wheelset?

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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noiz
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by noiz

Have the old Mavic Crossmax wheelset (1600 grams) and is very pleased with the performance but I am looking for something lighter! any suggestions? :-)

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Cyco
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by Cyco

My XC / 24hr race wheelset consists of

Bontrager Valiant rims 28h (Fronts at both ends) 396, 402g
DT Revs (black) Radial front, 2x,1x Rear 125, 130g
DT alloy nipples (black) 58g
DT Hugi 240 std Mtn Hub set 97, 239g
Michelin Rim strips 9g ea
Conti Explorer Pro tyres 492, 503g (I know I should be ashamed of myself - Twister supersonics for next season)
Spinergy tubes 109, 111g (with long valves!)
Avanier (sp?) ti squwers 29, 33g
Ultegra 12-27 236g (Upgrade to Tiso on the way)

Front <B>647g </B>(no tyre etc) 1291g complete (additional 7g is talc, oil, etc)
Rear <B>780g </B>(no tyre etc) 1677g complete

Totals <B>1427g </B>(bare), 2968g complete

Mauiproject

by Mauiproject

My Whells are whis mavic 517 rims, FRM HUBS and DT TITANIUM--------Roue ( Av 580 g, Ar 735 g, Total 1315 g)

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noiz
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What kind of FRM hubs is that? PRO-SL? :-)

visby(SK)

by visby(SK)

also the bontrager race xlite aren't bad...

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I really like the Extralite ExtraTerra... looks cool!!!! anyone tried this wheelset?!

Punk182

by Punk182

I have the Race X lites on my 9.8 Elite and they are amazing! the hubs are super smooth , its tubeless, and its standard spokes so replacing them is easy!!! Plus they are ZR9000 aliminum, so they are unltra stong!

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by dice

Mavic X517 (red), DT rev spokes (silver), King Classic hubs 32H, WTB skewers (could be lighter but I don't want to give up the strength)

TOTAL: approx. 1549gr
this rider aims at anything on eight wheels...

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by Mike Merlin

These are my race wheel built by Dave at Speed Dream Wheels
Chris King 28H F--radial lace
Chris King 32H R--2 cross drive side, radial non-drive
Bontrager Valiant
spokes and nipples--unknown

Bare rim weight: 629 F 818 R: 1447TOTAL

I've raced on these wheel for 3 seasons with only 3 spokes damaged the entire time.
:twisted:
"Traction is everything"

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by Guest

noiz wrote:Have the old Mavic Crossmax wheelset (1600 grams) and is very pleased with the performance but I am looking for something lighter! any suggestions? :-)



Try the Tune Super MTB. My set is at 1340g !

Dave Bischof

by Dave Bischof

I will be ordering the FIR Ronda MTB disc specific carbon wheels as soon as they are in productin which should be within 6 months, and they weight 1200 grams for the set.

I am putting together a Scott Strike Limited full suspension bike that will have a few heavier componants like XTR new style discs and XTR dual shifters, but I am going to make up for that with some lighter parts....so the anticpated weight is right around 19lbs.....[/b]

Patrick

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Dave Bischof wrote:I will be ordering the FIR Ronda MTB disc specific carbon wheels as soon as they are in productin which should be within 6 months, and they weight 1200 grams for the set.

I am putting together a Scott Strike Limited full suspension bike that will have a few heavier componants like XTR new style discs and XTR dual shifters, but I am going to make up for that with some lighter parts....so the anticpated weight is right around 19lbs.....[/b]


MY Rim is Cross roc (Disk), have any guys give me some suggestion to change it (ex. Mavic x317+DT spoke+? hub.....etc?)

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by Bernard3rd

I would recommend that you give Dave Thomas at Daves wheel a call:

http://www.speeddream.com/index.php

What you will get is a Custom Wheelset matched to your weight and riding style. I weigh 190 lbs and my wheelset consists of:

Chris King hubs (32 hole Front and Rear)
Bontrager Valiant Ceramic rims
15/17 gauge spokes single cross lacing front and non drive side rear
14/15 gauge triple cross lacing drive side rear
Alloy Nipples
Whatever rim strip he recommended

My weights are:
665g Front
841g Rear

You may be able to go lighter if you weigh less than me. For overall performance (of which weight is one of many factors) I think that these are very good.

Check out the reviews on mtbr.com:

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Wheelset/pr ... 3649.shtml

Good Luck!

Bernard

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by bladteth

Cyco wrote:My XC / 24hr race wheelset consists of

DT alloy nipples (black) 58g


At this weight they have to be brass, not aluminium.

BTW. I wonder how to distinguish between brass and not anodised aluminium nipples just by looking at them. Any idea? Nipples in my GT were supposed to be alu but after wheel disassembly they turned out to be brass (weighted all parts).
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Rado bladteth Rzeznicki

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bladteth wrote:I wonder how to distinguish between brass and not anodised aluminium nipples just by looking at them. Any idea?


If you're nearsighted like me :wink:, you can see that Aluminium nipples have a very clean surface while brass nipples are relatively grainy.

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