So, I'm trying to do a Salsa La Cruz commuter/light trail build for as little money as possible but without skimping on the goods. I've been trying to find one used in size 57 and that's proven to be quite difficult, so I might have to bite the bullet and buy the frame set new.
With that said, I don't want to skimp on the wheels. I want something light and strong. I've been leaning towards buying something used but am nervous about buying used wheels sight unseen. I did some research on the Mavic TN 719 Disc rims and they seemed like a good choice. But before I go into that, do you think that with my price point I'm **** out of luck for a *new* quality, lightweight wheelset? I'd be willing to piece something together over time.
Also, I'd ideally like to use the same wheels on a 29er. Would it be possible to switch them out with the same rotors if I ran Avids on both bikes and used the same cassette?
I'm just looking for someone to shine some light on the subject as I'm starting to feel like this is going to be a bit too expensive.
Thanks for any help!