Considering upgrading my rear wheel on my Kula DELUXE hardtail. I have a Diore 525 hub with Sun DS1 rim on the back. These came standard on the bike. Most likely heavy. (I am running Panaracer Fire XC tires) My front wheel is a new XT hub with Mavic 717.Seems like a nice quality piece).
Do you feel the handling difference between higher end wheels readily? Or is it just the highly experienced expert that can appreciate it? How much weight might I lose if I bought a high end wheel like a DT SWiss, or other with a fancypants hub and then also went for an XT or so cog?
The rest of the bike is upgraded end to end with top gear .