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Old 03-10-09, 08:44 AM
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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?
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Who is selling the Easton set for $375?!
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Originally Posted by CranesInTexas View Post
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?
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Who is selling the Easton set for $375?!
$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.
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Wiggle has the 2008 Havoc for $375.

The difference between 2008 and 2009 is that the 2009 has ceramic bearings.
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Ooo ceramic bearings, won't they disintegrate if you get them in mud?
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Originally Posted by troie View Post
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?
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
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
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$304.66
Free shipping, includes build.
I know where my tax return is going.
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Ahhhh...Champions...I wonder what a substitute for butted spokes would be.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Ahhhh...Champions...I wonder what a substitute for butted spokes would be.
IIRC, about $8 more per wheel...
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Can't beat that...get 'em!
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