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 Post subject: XT wheelset Q's?
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:08 am 
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In the market for a new wheelset soon.
Looking for something that I can do XC, enduro, bit of trail. Only thing is that I'm 125kg's and it has to be standard QR front and rear....
Was looking at the XT trail wheelsets however they only have them in 20 & 15mm.
Are straight pull spokes better?
Can you get adapters for these wheelsets to make them QR on the front?


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 8:43 am 
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Straight pull spokes are not as strong a configuration as a standard 3-cross assembly. What about XT 32 hole hubs on a strong Mavic rim i.e. the EX721 or similar?

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:00 am 
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Big up for the EX721 rims. I am approaching 15 stone and hammer mine without issue.


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:30 pm 
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I too agree EX 721 rims are bombproof I had a set made up by Merlin cycles 16 stone and still perfectly true


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:08 pm 
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fridgehq wrote:
I too agree EX 721 rims are bombproof I had a set made up by Merlin cycles 16 stone and still perfectly true


Funnily enough Merlin built mine. I rate their wheels since Wheelpro jacked it in.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:32 am 
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Thanks guys... I was just looking at those rims.
Think I'm going to look at those rims on some Hope pro 2 hubs?
Are the Hope Pro 2's worth spending the extra money over the XT hubs?
I was going to look at a Rohloff hub but can't justify that sort of the money at the moment.

Preferably I want ano red hubs... just to be wanky :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:09 am 
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I would guess the Pro 2 will be grand. I am running Hope Bulbs on mine which are great and also red.


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