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Old 08-09-09, 09:57 PM   #1
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Help with choosing new wheel set

I own a 2007 G.F. Cobia 29er (Disk Brakes). I wore out the hubs and need to get a new wheelset. I put a lot of miles on a week - at least 100 miles. I weigh 215 lbs. and commute with this bike adding an additional 15 - 30 lbs. each trip. I ride in all weather - rain/snow/ice (roads have a lot of sand and salt on them) and ride hard. I was going to have the local bike shop build a set of wheels using Shimano XT hubs, but then read some bad reviews. I need value as resources are not limitless; but I want to consider that quality up front can translate into value to dollar over time. Anyone have some suggestions/thoughts.
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Welcome.

I don't know the XT hub in particular, but generally Shimano hubs are seen as a solid choice, with good return on your investment.

Perhaps the XT is built too light for heavy riders (as higher end parts sometimes are) but if that's the case, a Deore or Deore LX should be fine.

I also think that some people also talk poorly about whatever doesn't cost a small fortune, it helps to justify their own spending. Not that I would mind at all having Phil Wood hubs.
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