Old 08-05-10, 06:50 AM
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Aquakitty, if the Handspun production wheels are as good as what comes on the Surlys those would be a good value. The only way I think you'll find inexpensive, light AND quality will be through shopping and finding deals more than identifying lower cost parts where labor in construction is a large part of the quality of the wheel. If you're a light person I could see you'd be a candidate for the entry level Mavic wheelsets but I'm not familiar with their durability. A LARGE part of the weight in mtn bike wheels will be the tires. A side benefit to being a light person is that you don't need the fatter tires a heavier person needs so I'd suggest picking out light tires for the surfaces you're riding on as much you're looking for light wheels.
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