Need new rear rim/wheel. which one?
On my last ride I had a lapse in concentration and smoked a rock. The front rim made it over ok but the rear looks like it should be a combo at Taco Bell. So I'm looking for a nice STRONG rim. I've done some research and narrowed it down to a few rims I'm interested in:
Mavic XM321(EN321) - 28mm wide cross mountain rim.
Mavic XM719 - 25mm step up from XM321
the above rims I'd like to match to an XT rear disk hub with some nice DT Swiss spokes.
The only thing is these I would be getting in parts and then having my LBS build them. which will add to the price but still comes in cheaper than buying pre built from LBS
my other option that I like was to get a Mavic Crossride wheelset which comes in cheaper than either of the 2 above mentioned rims and that for a SET not just the rear.
I'm wondering what you might do. Do you have any experience with any of these rims? Is the XM321 or XM719 with an XT hub that much better than the crossride that they are the price of the crossride wheelset?
comments and suggestions welcome