A little venting on my wheelset :(
I found a sweet deal on a brand new DT 4.1d on DT Onyx wheelset yesterday on ebay for $159. Then the deal fell through today because the seller wont ship to Canada due to high shipping costs Am I ever disappointed!!!
So, instead of going for fancy hubs, I swallowed my pride and bought a new pair of centerlock XT hubs with XT rotors for $119 on ebay. The centerlock XT hubs are surprisingly light for what they are (Front 180g Rear 369g QR: 61g).
Now, I need to build up the wheelset for cross country use (190lbs). My friend is recommending a CR18, but I'm thinking of getting DT 4.1d. Now the question is, is the DT rim overkill for my purposes, or does it worth every penny???
Well, it depends on what you mean by overkill? DT makes a fine rim, so I would say you make a good choice. This is a high quality product that is going to last a long time (assuming it is built properly, of course). The Sun rim is probably fine too. I find Sun rims to be good on the quality scale...not great. Your wheel will only be as good as the components. In my opinion, DT, Mavic and Velocity make the best rims out there. If you can swing it, go with the DT Swiss product.
Or is it???
Sounds like the person who refused to sell needsto be smacked around.