Light XC Wheelsets

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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LeDuke
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by LeDuke

To be perfectly honest, the idea of 275g mountain bike rims frightens me. At any width, really.

I do a lot of riding in relatively rocky areas, well away from cell phone service, at elevations above 3,000m. Breaking a rim and getting stranded is not an option for me. I'm not super aggressive, but I also like going fast. I just don't see a 275g rim surviving under me, even at only 65kg, during a stage race like the Breck Epic or Moab Rocks.

stoney
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by stoney

Roval (Specialized) just released their new flagship XC wheelset. It's 29mm internal width and weighs 1240 grams. Winner, winner!

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tate
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by tate

Sounds like the Bontrager XXX equivalent, neither of which are available in Australia at the moment..

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by icantaffordcycling

stoney wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:24 am
Roval (Specialized) just released their new flagship XC wheelset. It's 29mm internal width and weighs 1240 grams. Winner, winner!
Errr that pricetag though :shock:

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F45
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by F45

stoney wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:24 am
Roval (Specialized) just released their new flagship XC wheelset. It's 29mm internal width and weighs 1240 grams. Winner, winner!
Heavy for the price. You can put together a lighter set with Berd spokes for a lot less.

tate
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by tate

F45 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:04 pm
stoney wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:24 am
Roval (Specialized) just released their new flagship XC wheelset. It's 29mm internal width and weighs 1240 grams. Winner, winner!
Heavy for the price. You can put together a lighter set with Berd spokes for a lot less.
What be your choice of hubs and rims using 27-30mm wide, and hubs with decent sized bearings?

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F45
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by F45

Carbon-ti hubs, Berd spokes, Carbonfan T800 rims. About $1600.

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by NLC86

Scope O2D? 1380gr (Boost) for 1398€

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by zscs

LeDuke wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:37 pm
To be perfectly honest, the idea of 275g mountain bike rims frightens me. At any width, really.

I do a lot of riding in relatively rocky areas, well away from cell phone service, at elevations above 3,000m. Breaking a rim and getting stranded is not an option for me. I'm not super aggressive, but I also like going fast. I just don't see a 275g rim surviving under me, even at only 65kg, during a stage race like the Breck Epic or Moab Rocks.
Had similar feelings, took me a while to convince myself these rims should survive the abuse. (Should I choose the Lucky Jack SLS2 6ters maybe? 330g+307g :noidea: )
According to the manufaturer, should be OK until 90 kg + XC-trail usage (SLS2 6ters: 110 kg). http://www.duke-racingwheels.com/duke-l ... a/?lang=en
I'm 72-75 kg, depending on the phase in a season. 75 kg in winter (3-4 months of Gym with heavy weight exercises and less endurance rides put some weight to my body 8) ), 72-73 in summer time.

jellejanssen
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by jellejanssen

I have seen the posts of dream bikes in Milano italy, he makes amazing light rims and are extremely tough on the other hand. I remember a movie of them hitting it with a hammer ! No damage at all!

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