A couple of years ago I built Mag Waghorn a pair of light weight mountain bike wheels with Tune hubs and Stan’s Race rims. Mat’s had a lot of use out of these wheels (including a trip to the Worlds in Canada) and the rims were starting to look a bit second-hand. The Stan’s Race rims are just that – a very light weight rim which works well for racing but isn’t the most durable rim in the world.
Mat’s light Tune King and Kong hubs were in great shape so we rebuilt them onto a pair of Enve XC tubeless rims.
The Enve rims are slightly heavier than the Race but are much stiffer and will have better durability.
Spokes are DT Swiss Revolution. The rear wheel is laced 2-cross on the driveside because that’s how the Race wheels were built and it’s always best to use the same lacing pattern on a used hub. The rear non-driveside and both sides of the front wheel are 3-cross.
1319 is a slight weight increase but I’m looking forward to Mat’s feedback on how the stiffer rims ride.