I managed to fry the Mavic Crossmax rear wheel on my MXX YBB. During a down hill crash I somehow managed to blow a hole in the rim (between spokes) and blow out one spoke while bending a few others. LBS is talking to Mavic about a rebuild but I suspect the cost wouldn't be far off building a new wheel, besides I was never 100% sold on the Crossmax anyway. Nice enough wheel but for some reason it felt sluggish, and I never felt that it rolled as well as other wheels. (anyone else experience this?)
All that said I am thinking a new rear wheel or complete set is in order. I've dreamed about a King hub based wheel, perhaps an I9 set but I am very curious what other have found to be the best wheel complement to the '09 MXX YBB?
I ride in coastal Maine. Most trails are rooty, rocky, tight, slippery single track. When I make it up to the moutains its a mix of logging roads and woodsy single track. The logging roads make for some ripping down hill and lung busting climbs because they can be steep and always wet and full of obstacles to get through.
What does everyone think?