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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Hi

I'm getting fed up with the poor performance on my Deore hubs and Mavic XM319 rims...Looking to upgrade to hopefully some hubs with sealed bearings and rims that are a bit lighter...any ideas? I was thinking about the Mavic Crossrides any experience of these?

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:58 pm 
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ok...so if you have a wheelset to sell that might fit the bill let me know! Must be in top nick though...

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Crossrides are good.

Anything mavic/hope etc. are good.


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Have a look at Superstar Components wheelsets

Great value for money


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:41 pm 
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+1 for the superstar wheels


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:18 pm 
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These look quite nice though, and are hand bulit

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... -rims.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:17 am 
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Ended up going for these...the rest of the bike is XT and they seem to be in good nick new hubs and newly built by Gil!...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... t=#1482436

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:29 pm 
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If it the hubs that are the problem get the wheels rebuilt with some SLX or XT M756 hubs. That should cost less than £150. Just give them a little TLC from time to time.

You can use the change then to buy and fit lighter tyres. That will save more weight than lighter rims. Also for £150 you are not likely to find a new pair of wheels that has rims much if any lighter than a Mavic 319.

XT hubs M756 ~£60 + wheel build. You may or may not need new spokes depending on the model of the deore hub. The M525 rear deore hub uses a shell with athe dimensions as the XT M756.

http://www.shimano.com/publish/content/ ... 0Specs.pdf


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Hi

Thanks for the ideas...I've ended up getting some 2nd hand Mavic XM717 rims on new M756 XT hubs for a little over £100. As for weight I weighed the old 319 set (without tyres) and compared them with the new 717 set. And the 717 set was over 500 grams lighter! I probably could save a bit more weight with the tyres but I like the way they perform! (Maxxis High Rollers 2.1)

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Good job!


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