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Old 09-18-14, 06:04 AM
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Stans Crest ZTR Review

I've had these on my trek cobia for a few months now. I've put them through the trails outside of Bend, numerous miles on the road, and a bit on the desert trails of the southwest which are extremely rugged. I ride xc style and weigh 160 lbs.

I immediately noticed the drop in weight when putting these on. The bike was transformed. Still perfectly true and spin freely. I'm extremely pleased with this wheel set, so much so that I am going all in on tubeless and Stans: getting a custom built tubeless road wheel set with stans alpha rims.

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Old 09-18-14, 07:20 AM
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I have the single speed version Stans Crest with 3.30 hubs. 160ish cross country rider with no issues on a rigid 29er. For me the weight savings was noticeable but not to the transformed level..I haven't had to touch them as they have stayed true and were simple to set up tubeless. I am glad I made the upgrade overall. I like the freewheeling noise as it reminds me I need to get back on the gas, and lets people know I am behind them etc.
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Old 09-18-14, 07:52 AM
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I should have mentioned that the stock wheel set on the cobia, a botni 850 something or other, was pretty low end.
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Notubes is the sh1t. Been running 355's and arch 29ers for years and would never imagine switching to anything else. I rode a bike with tubes a couple of weeks ago and it felt like ****.
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Buy another frehub and keep it on the shelf. Unless you are using a solid body cassette (which Stans recomends) they have the habbit of chewing through the splines every couple of years.
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I had factory-built 29er 3.30 hubbed Crests for a year until I went to Crankbrothers Carbon Cobalt 11s for stiffness. I loved the Crests. I'm an XC racer and weigh 170. They stayed true and were super light--my carbons aren't much lighter. I kept the Stans as I'll prob build up a SS or something down the road. Glad you're enjoying them.
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