Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Woodinville, WA
Bikes: Specialized Stumpjumper (hardtail), Co-Motion Nor'Wester
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For the past couple of years, I've used a set of Mavic SpeedCity wheels to mount various makes of road tires on my Stumpjumper HT. They seem to be quite strong -- I'm 6'2", 250 pounds, and not a "gentle rider", but they've survived more than 3000 miles without needing to be re-trued.
They're reasonably light (I think; I don't really have anything to compare them with) and fast. They make the Stumpjumper feel like a completely different bike.
Fully loaded (cassette, brake discs, tires, and assembly) they were about $600-$650 (I don't remember exactly). I don't know if that qualifies as "economical", but if I were in the market for another set, I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.