weight of Specialized Epic Expert wheels (DT Swiss X420SL)

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rolzrex
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by rolzrex

Hey guys,
Im having a hard time finding the weight of my stock 09 Epic Expert wheels, so someone on utahmountainbiking.com referred me here. I checked on the wheel weight thread and it wasnt listed. Anyone know the weight of these wheels? They're Custom DT Swiss X420SL's.
Thanks,
Nate

Briscoelab
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by Briscoelab

They are heavy!

Also, doesn't that model have some piece of junk HG50 cassette? If so, you can save like half a pound by spending $60 and getting an XT.

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beeds
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by beeds

hi ,i have a spare rear wheel which came on my epic expert ,(dt swiss hub-dt swiss 420sl rim + alloy nipples ) stock item on the bike when new , just weighed it & its 1060 grams :cry: .loads of rear wheels out there which are lighter ie,hope hub + dt swiss xr400 rim 935 grams or if you have the wonga mavic slr 800 ish grams :D .

rolzrex
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by rolzrex

hey thanks for the feedback guys!
Briscoelab- the cassette is HG61. You really think I can save that much weight by upgrading to an XT casette?

Beeds- Thanks for that weight clarification. Im looking at the VUELTA USA XRP TEAM SUPERLITE wheelset. They claim 739g front, 863g rear and $300 for the set. Looks like I'll be saving a decent amount of weight with these wheels, and I havent found any negative reviews on them. Any thoughts?

Thanks again,
Nate

Briscoelab
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by Briscoelab

The HG61 is VERY heavy. If you get an 11-32 XT cassette you will save nearly 200 grams. It is the cheapest thing to buy and save a lot of weight. M770 cassettes can be found for ~$65.

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crankinstein
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by crankinstein

I know this is an old thread, but I am also thinking about the same wheelset and wanted to know how they turned out for you.

Also, I weighed my 420sl's and they came in at F:813/R:1066.

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