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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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Last wheelset question
First of all, I would like to apologize for asking so many questions regarding wheelsets. I'm trying to purchase a new set recently to complete my disc upgrades, but there are a few options I could take and I'd like to get your feedback on this issue.
I went to my LBS today and got some prices. So far, I have bought a set of XT hubs off ebay from a Hong Kong seller with XT rotors for $170 CAD after shipping. I may have to pay some taxes and possible duty on the hubs. Then the DT 4.1d rims will cost $150 CAD and spokes will be another $50 CAD. I'll have to buy the mechanic a 12 pack of beer to build it up. This brings the total cost of this wheelset up to $430 - $450 CAD after taxes and duty, and I'm guaranteed to have a brand new wheelset.
Then I found this deal on a set of Chris Kings on Mavic 717s with XTR rotors and Kenda tires for $500US ($625 CAD). This wheelset was build by Colorado Cyclist a few month ago, and the owner supposingly only has 40 hours on these wheels.
So the deal is, I can probabaly talk the seller down a little bit, and resell the XT hubs and rotors on ebays at a $50 dollar loss. I weigh 190lbs, and ride mostly agressive XC. Which deal would you go with and why?? Forget about the bling bling factor because I dont really want people to drool over my bike. I'd like strength and reliability over anything else.
Weight wise, the Kings are only about 70 grams lighter than the XT center lock hubs.
THanks for all your help