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Old 10-22-14, 11:32 AM
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Recommend me a wheelset?

Something in the $200-$400 range. 650b. Hubs compatible with disc brakes. For commuting (San Francisco).
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Old 10-22-14, 11:47 AM
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Mass produced, machine built ones, ordered from the Local Bike Shop..

they will hand check the tensioning and truing , before handing them to you, over the Counter.
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Riv recommended ones: https://www.rivbike.com/650B-Wheels-and-Rims-s/121.htm
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^^^Those aren't disc compatible. Remember,that's Rivendell.
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what you want is something like this but a set ...

27,5 " Laufrad Nabendynamo Shimano XT DH-T785 Mavic XM319 Disc 650B | eBay
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what you want is something like this but a set ...
27,5 " Laufrad Nabendynamo Shimano XT DH-T785 Mavic XM319 Disc 650B | eBay
IMO, X319/A319 rims are really heavy and complete overkill for commuting. unless someone is a mega-clyde who pops curbs every 5 minutes something like a mavic open pro 650b (old school) or velocity fusion (fancy but cheap) would work better. lace them up to cheap xt 6-bolt hubs with light butted spokes and you will have a bomb proof wheel that weighs ~1750 gm for $400. if you want to save some $ deore hubs are great too.
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