I've been running the stock wheels on my 2012 Trance (formula hubs/giant pxc2 rims) tubeless, and while I knew they were going to be the weak point on the bike, I've got fed up with how many times I've managed to burp the air out of them :-/
So its new wheel time.....
I don't want to break the bank, but also want a good all round set up (riding is a mix around here- boulder fields to singletrack, but nothing more than 2-3ft drop-offs) that's easily maintained etc.
QR15 front, standard 135mm QR rear,6 bolt disc and 26".
Not particularly heavy on parts or weight, so Clydesdale stuff wont be needed.
I've built a few wheels up for others using hope hubs and Mavic 819?? UST rims. Built up unbelievably well and easy, feel and have been bombproof, but also feel quite porky. Advantages- parts readily available anywhere in uk for the hubs, and don't have to faff with conversion to tubeless.
Or hope's on Stans crests. Get mixed reviews from various sources on the rims. feel cheap, soft etc. your views?
Or maybe the farsports carbon rims on Novatecs? anyone any experience, and what are they like for running tubeless?http://www.farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-175.html
crossmaxes? Havent been a fan of mavic hubs in the past, or have they improved?
Or maybe something I haven't considered at all? Help me guys