I just picked up my XT Rhyno Lite's that my LBS detentioned, spoke prepped with linseed oil, and re-built. I rode them on by 5" trailbike down town off several 3-4 ft drops to flat and 4.5-5 ft drops to tranny. (I compress my body to absorb shock) Then I did 6-8 runs down a few sets of stairs. Not gaps, just going down stairs pretty fast. My 2.35's were pumped up to about 45-50 PSI.
By the time I got home they were doing the same ol' thing. "click, click, click" The spokes loosen up and the wheel flexes as it rolls. I retentioned the dadgum things myself this time and true'd the wheel back up.
I need a wheel that:
1. is strong enough not to loosen up after 2 hrs of riding
2. is not freakin heavy like the Deemax or Bombshells
3. has quick release front and rear
Do they make such an animal? I was thinking about having my LBS build me a set of XT Sun Singletrack with straight guage spokes and brass nipples. (I can use my XT hubs from my other wheelset)