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Bonty Racelite Wheelset
#1
Does anyone know anything about the Bonty Racelite wheelset?  I may have the chance to pick up a cheap pair so am after opinions.  I've used one set and they seemed OK but i've no long term experience.  I'll need a couple of disk adapters so the pair will come in at about 1880g.  Does that seem a lot?  How much do the XT/DT builds some of you guys have weigh?  Or Hope/Mavic combos?  Any help appreciated!
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#2
They will be reliable and long lasting rather than exciting...

DT Swiss hubs and tough rims but not that light... where did you get your weights from...

I have run a set on the hardtail for years and they have not had any tlc and are still going.

How much...
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#3
That's the impression i got.  Thought they might go well on the Trance as i can then run tubeless.  I need to check whether my current wheelset is that much heavier to make it worth the upgrade (317s on deore hubs).  The weight was from a website that were selling them for £250 but i can get a second hand set for about £100 plus whatever the 6 bolt adapters will cost me
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#4
&quot;pittgoat&quot; Wrote:That's the impression i got.  Thought they might go well on the Trance as i can then run tubeless.  I need to check whether my current wheelset is that much heavier to make it worth the upgrade (317s on deore hubs).  The weight was from a website that were selling them for £250 but i can get a second hand set for about £100 plus whatever the 6 bolt adapters will cost me

For £100 there worth having but like you say you need to know if you'll gain over your current wheelset... always worth having the opion of tubeless..
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#5
Yep think i'll get the scales out tonight and see what's what.  I like the idea of tubeless and if there is a weight saving then so much the better.  Would still be interested to know what people's DT rim XT hub combos come out weighing so i know whether there are further significant weight savings to be had without spending the earth...
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#6
Nick - My DT4.1 Rims with XT hubs "should" be arriving within a day or so from Merlin - I'll pop them on the scales for you.

They're apparently dispatched, but its now in the hands of Parcel-Farce.

I just hope they are still round when they arrive!  Tongue
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#7
Hope Pro 11= Front 185g (QR) Rear 285g (QR)

Mavic XM719= 460g

Spokes= i dunno?

So they equal 1390g without spokes?
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#8
&quot;BMJBOY&quot; Wrote:Nick - My DT4.1 Rims with XT hubs "should" be arriving within a day or so from Merlin - I'll pop them on the scales for you.

They're apparently dispatched, but its now in the hands of Parcel-Farce.

I just hope they are still round when they arrive!  Tongue

THEYRE HERE!!

So Ive weighed them straight out of the box without skewers in.....

REAR : 1048gr
FRONT : 847gr

Total : 1895g

Thats rim/hub/spokes only.  So you'd need to add skewer, rotor, tube and tyre for full official weight.
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#9
Brilliant - thanks guys!  Looks like they come in at similar weights then as the 719/pro 2 combo would probably be a little over 1800g (assuming 400 - 450g for spokes and nipples on both wheels).

I'll weigh my current wheelsets and if they're significantly heavier i might just go for it if he still has them.  These wheels should be tougher (the 317s have a few dings in them) and give me the tubeless option.
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#10
My current wheels are a hefty 2100g ish so i could save over 200g or half a pound over the wheelset, and also eventually go tubeless with further weight savings.  I haven't heard back from the guy yet but i'm very interested in these ones...
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