27.5" carbon wheel recommendation needed

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by Noctiluxx

Hey guys,

I have a 2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX with SRAM 1X11 XO1, Upgraded 130mm Pike (non boost) and Giant TRX 1 composite, 27mm wide, wheels. This bike is kind of a tweetner between XC and trail with 2.35" Hans Dampf (R) and Nobby Nic (F) tires. Also it will soon have a Fox Transfer dropper post to replace the current Giant Contact SL. Now I'm looking to update my wheels. I ride mostly single track and was hoping upgraded wheels would allow me to go even wider in the front while being stiffer and rolling better. What do you recommend under $1500? I noticed Merlin Cycles has the DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline 30 carbon wheels for $1100. They are super wide at 30mm and super light, 1446 grams. What do you think?
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Red)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)
2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX (FS)
2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fatty (FS)

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by LeDuke

Those wheels, or a very close sibling, are what Nino won on at the Olympics.

I think they are also stock on a few AM bikes.

Seems like a solid wheelset at a great price.

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by jemima

https://www.carbonfan.com/t800-tubeless ... -33mm-35mm

404usd for a set of 30mm ID rims. 345gm ea.

Using Novatech DB411/412CB and CX-Ray; around 1285gm for a build. Approx 800usd for components themselves.
(hubs and spokes from R2, for example).

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