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    Rim Recommendation

    I am looking at building up my first wheelset. Chris King Disc hubs and Bontrager Valiant rims. Are these rims strong and durable enough for an XC rider weighing 175lbs ? or would the mustangs be a better match. Thanx...................

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    this set going on the Superlight? i'm i right?

    is that the most you'll weigh in a year?

    will you be racing these wheels or are they more of a trail riding set? or both?

    would you say you're more of a masher or a spinner?

    do you pick smooth lines or bash through stuff?

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    this set going on the Superlight? i'm i right?

    Yes, these are going on the Santa Cruz, trying to drop some weight

    is that the most you'll weigh in a year? 178 during winter ! hmm tamales..........

    will you be racing these wheels or are they more of a trail riding set? or both? more of a trail riding set, may try on occasional race next season

    would you say you're more of a masher or a spinner?

    monster masher

    do you pick smooth lines or bash through stuff?

    i like to think i pick smooth lines, but have been guilty of bashing. Never dented a rim though...

    Liked your Strongbad picks!

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    i think a Mustang or even a Ringle CR18 or a 0 Degree XC.

    what color hubs by the way?

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    I will go with the Mustangs then, I was leaning towards them. I don't know much about the Sun rims you mentioned. I do have a pair of XT disc laced to some rhyno lite's. Never had any problem with them, so I may look into the Sun rims.

    The hubs are pewter to match my CK headeset. I've been playing with the rear hub bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............. Wish me luck on the build!

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    the Sun stuff is quality too. and not much heavier...only a few grams. and black.

    as for the build...which book or site are you using?

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    I will probably use a combination of the following web sites:

    http://www.crazyrides.com/en/mastermechanic/index.asp

    Barnett's
    http://www.d.umn.edu/~bjer0078/bike/manual/index.htm

    Mike T who posts on mtbr.com
    http://www.execulink.com/~dtierney/wmc/faq.htm#WTQ1

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    THe new Mustangs also come with the tubless option, you can buy a rim strip and valves that can convert it to tubless and run UST tires on it. I'm not sure if the Valiants do but I would imagine so. Get the new rims to give yourself the option later.

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    I didn't know the Mustang's had that option, cool. Places the Mustang at the top of the list !

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