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Posted: Mar 3, 2020 at 9:48 Quote
I'm looking to upgrade my wheels soon but don't have much knowledge on whats good and whats not. there's a lot of options. I'm currently looking at a set of race face aeffect r 30. can anybody recommend these or another set/brand over them?

2017 reign sx, stock wheelset giant p-am2, 15x110F 12x142R, 27.5, xd driver

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 at 13:58 Quote
Dt swiss e 1700

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 at 15:23 Quote
Dt swiss ex471 or ex511(depending on width preferences), hope pro4 hub

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 at 18:20 Quote
Budget?
Are you looking for a wheelset you can keep for a long time and move from bike to bike? Or do you just need something to replace the old set?
What dimensions? Boost? 157or 146 or 142rear?
Tire size preference?

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 at 21:49 Quote
Hunt Trailwide, great reviews. Durable, 3 degree engagement. I paid US $400 for the set

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 at 9:05 Quote
I bought the Hunt Trailwide in 29'er at the beginning of the year. I'm super happy with them. They weigh less than the WTB wheels the bike came with and far superior engagement.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 at 10:15 Quote
alexJB95 wrote:
2017 reign sx, stock wheelset giant p-am2, 15x110F 12x142R, 27.5, xd driver

This is really budget dependent, but things I would personally look at:

Hubs: DT Swiss 240 or 350, they're the best in the business. Hope are OK. I really like the I9 1/1 hubs as well.
Rims: For what the Reign does best, EX471 or 511 depending on tire size. If you have the budget for carbon, look no further than We Are One offerings
Complete Wheels: anything EX471/511 with the above hubs. For carbon, Reynolds & We Are One

Something to consider, its going to be much easier for you to have custom wheels built up to your specs since most wheelsets are sold as boost or nonboost, not a mix of both like you have.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 at 2:58 Quote
HaggeredShins wrote:
alexJB95 wrote:
2017 reign sx, stock wheelset giant p-am2, 15x110F 12x142R, 27.5, xd driver

This is really budget dependent, but things I would personally look at:

Hubs: DT Swiss 240 or 350, they're the best in the business. Hope are OK. I really like the I9 1/1 hubs as well.
Rims: For what the Reign does best, EX471 or 511 depending on tire size. If you have the budget for carbon, look no further than We Are One offerings
Complete Wheels: anything EX471/511 with the above hubs. For carbon, Reynolds & We Are One

Something to consider, its going to be much easier for you to have custom wheels built up to your specs since most wheelsets are sold as boost or nonboost, not a mix of both like you have.
I agree with the above. I have a DT Swiss EX1501 wheelset on my Reign such Comprises. Of 240 hubs with EX511 rims. They are solid and light. It’s all down to budget though. I bought these second hand as I couldn’t have afforded new.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 at 3:21 Quote
Don’t let the boost front hub hang you up. There are a lot of boost adaptors out there for a lot of aftermarket hubs. Check out mrp better boost adaptors.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 at 15:44 Quote
gotohe11carolina wrote:
Don’t let the boost front hub hang you up. There are a lot of boost adaptors out there for a lot of aftermarket hubs. Check out mrp better boost adaptors.
hi mate do you know if you can get boost adapters for front and rear for centre lock 240 hubs. I don’t need them at the min but would like to keep my wheels if I change my bike.
Cheers

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