As spring approaches I am thinking of up-grading my wheel set. I have a good budget for this, around $800.00 for the set. This should open it up to lots of choices My riding terrain is not too rockey or rootey, lots of loam, and hard pack, however in the fall and spring I end up in some muddy areas. I do occasionally ride rocks, roots, and nasty downhills but that is not my day to day situation. I am beginning to think about racing XC this spring so a light wheelset is on my mind. I am not someone who searches for big drops and when they find me they are usually are in the one to two foot range at the most. Anyone have suggestions?