I just built up some 29er wheels for my buddy Ben’s new Santa Cruz Tallboy. Ben has the good fortune to call Telluride, CO. home which aside from being quite a lovely place itself, is a pretty short drive from places like Moab, UT and Fruita, CO. both home to world class mountain bike trails. I suggested that Ben go for an easy first ride on his newly built wheels allowing for a little spoke flex and break in. He promptly headed down to the slickrock of Moab last weekend and proceeded to try his best to beat the hell out of them. Fortunately for me, they held up just fine. Here is a shot of the bike after the build up. Carbon full suspender 29er, he thinks it weighs about 25 lbs.
Not to shabby. Send some pics from Moab Ben!