Seven cardinal sins. Envy is definitely one of them.
I've been using Edge (now Enve composites) all mountain rims for a while now. If you read a few posts previously, you'll see that i've not exactly been overjoyed with tubeless conversions of my favourite tyres using No Tubes rims. Given that with 70+ mls of sealant, rim strips, valves and tape, I'm damn close to the weight of a light 26" tube (with 20ml of sealant in it) and light rim tape - which so far have only punctured (non-catastrophically i might add) twice on the Edge rims - the Vertigo is going to get a set of Edge/Enve AM rims on DT 440 hubs. Then i can finally get rid of the vague, flexy, aluminium rimmed wheels that have been oh-so apparent since i began using carbon rims. Yes i could use something like sun-ringle MTX 33's, or even Velocity P35's to get a robust rim, but at a huge weight penalty. As it stands, the Edge/Enve AM should weigh less than the Stans Flows i have currently, but be both wider and stiffer. What's not to like?
This set of wheels was previously ear marked for 'Project Maul' - more on this soon - but i have taken the decision to change tack with the Maul wheels. It is going to be a xc and endurance race bike. It will flip between rigid 1x9 (or maybe 10), singlespeed or a suspension fork. As such it would be handy if it could use qr, 9mm thru, 15mm or 20mm maxle (which is possible with DT swiss, and it will have a 150mm rear end (really, why are mountain bikes still being made with 135mm rear ends ? ).
The new Maul wheels will be DT 240 Oversize and 150mm rear hubs with either 28 or 32 DT revolution spokes with Edge/Enve composites xc 29er rim. It has taken a while to settle on this - i was originally thinking of using the 290g Enve tubular rims but Singular Cycles racer Gareth Michael Jones managed to overturn that decision single handedly!
All aboard the night train....