Lightweight 26" wheel set

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seismic
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by seismic

Hi All,

I am considering a new wheel set (26") in order to cut some weight on my current ride (Cannondale Flash 26"). I am currently riding Enve rims and Project 321 hubs with the front being Lefty specific. I am looking at going lighter and have been considering the following setup:

AX Lightness 26" SRT CC (Tubs) rims
ExtraLite or Tune Hubs (like CK, but heavy. I do however have a guy who can make me a Lefty CK front hub)
Spokes?

My requirements are the following:

26"
Tubs or clincher (both ok)
Lightweight !!!
Strong enough to handle XC competition
I am a smooth rider, but not light (85 kilos)
Budget is not a consideration

Please let me know if you have some good suggestions which my be a better setup than my current plan.

Thank you

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victorduraace
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by victorduraace

why aren't your current wheels proper anymore?

seismic
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by seismic

Too heavy I think.

Tom-s
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by Tom-s

seismic wrote: I do however have a guy who can make me a Lefty CK front hub)


Any details on this?

CGT
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by CGT

Try Kappius Components hubs! Lace them with DT Aerolites to the AX Lightness rims.


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hjb1000
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by hjb1000

Yes I think for a wunder set of 26 wheels, it would be hard to beat AX Lightness tubular rims. You can build up a set crazy light in the region of 1000-1100g set...

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EvoUltimate
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by EvoUltimate

I've been riding with the AX 26'' tubular rims for about 4 years now and had zero issues. Very satisfied with them.

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