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    what do you think of these wheels for freeriding

    what do you guys think of the Mavic X517's for freeriding, actually what do you think about this bike kit: http://pricepoint.com/product690.html
    I'm not a heavy freerider...yet, but I don't to worry about whats under me. I definately don't want light freeride stuff. Thanks for the help.
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    That is a xc setup, but if you're smooth and don't go too big that setup will be ok, not great, but ok.
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    would everything else work for freeride but the rims?
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    Hell ya the rest of those parts are just fine...the wheels would be fine if you were butter smooth but otherwise it is a good kit to buy. Heck you drive train is two levels better than my bike...

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom
    Heck you drive train is two levels better than my bike...
    yeah but you do mostly dh/freeride don't you? I'll be doing some xc too. What would you recommend fro rims?
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    Those will be fine...its a good kit for light freeride and xc...XT is great for xc and freeriding so the components are fine. Even if the wheels are weak (which they aren't) you could sell them and grab something more freeride specific

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom
    you could sell them and grab something more freeride specific
    like what?
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    Mavic 321d's...If you are smooth and lite...ryno lites xl's ...Depends on the ratio of strenght to weight you want and how much you want to spend.

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    I'm not going to be smooth at first and I won't be going light either. I would probably lean towards 60 percent lightweight and 40 strength, what would you buy Mael?
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    Mavic 321d. Fairly light and very strong...hey I already own one ...

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    where would you suggest getting them I haven't gotten lucky in finding them yet?:confused:
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    http://www.go-ride.com/prod_main.html#rim

    These guys carry them. Usually only companies with a good freeride section carry them as they are quite a bit strong than most rims but still have a good weight for their strenght.

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    do you think shimano xt disc hubs are strong enough?
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    yep...they are fine. The internals are quite a bit stronger than LX...I am trying to decide for my next rear hub whether to save cash and get and XT which will be strong enough or get hadley or something similar that is strong but has many more engagement points...

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    I have a stupid question for you guys what are the internals are they the skewers that hold the wheel to the bike? As long as I'm making a fool of myself what are the advantages/disadvantages of 36 hole to 32 hole wheels I imagine its stronger. The reason I ask is becuase on Go-Ride.com they have 32h and 36h wheels for the same price and if the 36h is stronger with not that many disadvantages then I will get those.
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    well its debatable..some people say 36 hole is signifiganly stronger with some weight...some say the opposite. I say unless you are a clydesdale rider or you are going huge 36 hole is overkill...32 hole works for 90% of the population

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    cool thanks
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