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CranesInTexas 03-10-09 08:44 AM

AM wheelset - which one?
 
I'm on the market for a new set of AM wheels.
Hope Hoops Pro2 with DT Ex5.1d goes for $315 (R + F)
Easton AM Havoc Wheel Set goes for $375

Which one is better choice to put on my Gary Fisher HiFi?
Pros and Cons?

troie 03-10-09 02:06 PM

Who is selling the Easton set for $375?!

pinkrobe 03-10-09 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by CranesInTexas (Post 8502761)
I'm on the market for a new set of AM wheels.
Hope Hoops Pro2 with DT Ex5.1d goes for $315 (R + F)
Easton AM Havoc Wheel Set goes for $375

Which one is better choice to put on my Gary Fisher HiFi?
Pros and Cons?


Originally Posted by troie (Post 8504902)
Who is selling the Easton set for $375?!

:eek: $375? Where?!?!?!?

Other than that - to answer the OP's question, the Havoc is a pretty burly wheelset by all accounts, but apparently weigh a bit more than advertised. The Hope Hoops are a good wheelset as well, have about the same width of rim and are slightly lighter. Hope rear hubs are louder than the Easton.

CranesInTexas 03-12-09 12:50 PM

Wiggle has the 2008 Havoc for $375.

The difference between 2008 and 2009 is that the 2009 has ceramic bearings.

Restoman 03-12-09 01:16 PM

Ooo ceramic bearings, won't they disintegrate if you get them in mud?

ed 03-12-09 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by troie (Post 8504902)
Who is selling the Easton set for $375?!

Even better...who the crap is building Hope Pro II / EX5.1d's for $315???


Self built?

pinkrobe 03-12-09 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by chelboed (Post 8518244)
Even better...who the crap is building Hope Pro II / EX5.1d's for $315???


Self built?

Chainreactioncycles.com:
Hope Pro 2 Disc Front Black 32h
DT Swiss EX 5.1 XC-FR Disc Rim 32h Black 26inch Presta
DT Swiss Spokes Champion Stainless PG Silver 2mm
Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear Black 32h
DT Swiss EX 5.1 XC-FR Disc Rim 32h Black 26inch Presta
DT Swiss Spokes Champion Stainless PG Silver 2mm
Selected Package Price:
$304.66
Free shipping, includes build.

troie 03-12-09 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by pinkrobe (Post 8518637)
Chainreactioncycles.com:
Hope Pro 2 Disc Front Black 32h
DT Swiss EX 5.1 XC-FR Disc Rim 32h Black 26inch Presta
DT Swiss Spokes Champion Stainless PG Silver 2mm
Hope Pro 2 Disc Rear Black 32h
DT Swiss EX 5.1 XC-FR Disc Rim 32h Black 26inch Presta
DT Swiss Spokes Champion Stainless PG Silver 2mm
Selected Package Price:
$304.66
Free shipping, includes build.

I know where my tax return is going. :thumb:

ed 03-12-09 04:59 PM

Ahhhh...Champions...I wonder what a substitute for butted spokes would be.

pinkrobe 03-13-09 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by chelboed (Post 8519416)
Ahhhh...Champions...I wonder what a substitute for butted spokes would be.

IIRC, about $8 more per wheel...

ed 03-13-09 08:35 AM

Can't beat that...get 'em!


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