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Old 06-04-14, 11:18 PM   #1
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Should I snap up these wheels?

29er alex rims taken off a 2013 specialized camber. They are lightly used being sold for $125. Is this a screamin deal, a good deal, a meh deal or a crappy set of wheels. What say the experts? I'm just now building my first 29er and want something durable but also a good value.

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Old 06-05-14, 09:14 AM   #2
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just a meh deal IMO - if you have the budget and can spend in the $250 range or so you can get a lot more value. Not sure of the type of riding you'll be doing but slightly used, Bontrager, WTB, Stans, Velocity is where I would look. If you just want something to get going they would be fine though I am sure - I'd ask a bit less though. Good luck.
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For value + durability, I'd look for the best deal you can find on a set of Mavic Crossrides. They're Mavic's price point model; but they are incredibly tough and a reasonable weight.
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Ok thanks. From what you are saying I think I will pass on this deal. I'm building a single speed 29er for XC and commuting. I want the wheels to be able to handle aggressive city riding and the occasional accidental abuse from curbs and short 1-2 foot drops. Strength is most important for me but lightness is a huge plus. I can probably muster up about 500 for a wheel set if need be but I'd be very happy to stay under 300 if I can get a decent set that will last.

The mavic crossrides look really nice, and I can get them around 300. Is there anything equally strong but significantly lighter available in the low 500 range?

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For value + durability, I'd look for the best deal you can find on a set of Mavic Crossrides. They're Mavic's price point model; but they are incredibly tough and a reasonable weight.
+1. I run them on one of my bikes. Good wheel for the money.
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