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7rider

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My first tubeless set up. Used Finish Line’s new sealant with Kevlar particles. Slight adjustment of brakes and high setting of derailleur only things needed to mix and match Shimano with SRAM. The freewheel of the XTR hub sounds like a watch movement. Love the cushioning of the Terrene Elwood 650x47 tires. Ample clearance with fork and frame. Shimano XTR WH-M9000-TL 27.5 650b wheelset with Shimano XT M8000 11-speed cassette 11-42T and Shimano RT81 160mm rotors.

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squak

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Thanks for sharing your Roker 650b setup.  I've been running a set of 700x40 Elwoods on my Roker and I think they're great tires.  Have you measured the actual width of the tires?  My Elwoods are 42-43mm (on 23mm ID rims).
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[thumb] real nice.
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Anschutz

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If it's anything like mountain biking tubeless, you'll love being tubeless. No more pinch flats and most punctures will be solved by the sealant. Just be sure to add a little bit of sealant now and then.
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nstelemark

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Like the bike! Like your shoes too (big fan of Lakes)

Really interested in the tires and what you think.
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chas

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Wow, looks like those wheels sell for $500 on closeout.  That is a killer deal for a 1540gm carbon wheel.
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nstelemark

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So I would say this is a typical Shimano wheelset [smile]

They are not carbon exactly, they are an aluminum carbon sandwich.  They are quite narrow and also the hub config is not adjustable in any way.  So a typical shimano wheelset.

If they fit your needs they are awesome, but they are what they are.  For $500 a decent deal.

I built up some WTB i23s+revo spokes+DT Swiss 350s for pretty much the same price and weight.
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7rider

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Yes, when I bought this wheelset via Velomine a month ago, they were only $349 plus shipping. I saw that they were as low as $299 last year on the same site. Now the price is up to $499. At $349, I thought it was worth it to try out 650b and tubeless. I have noticed better acceleration on uphills, but of course the momentum vs the stock Novatec 700c wheels with X’Plor MSO 40mm tires they replaced isn't there on long flats. I'm looking forward to testing out the much bigger volume tires on singletrack and fire roads.
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nstelemark

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$350 is a great price!  So the key question is how big are the Elwoods on the XTR rims?
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7rider

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The Elwoods look close to 47mm to me. The rims have a 21mm internal width.
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nstelemark

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Thanks @7rider!  47 on the 20/21 of the XTRs is good news!
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