The wheelset spent a lot of time in very rocky areas, and they had some good up close and personal time with some rock gardens. I never really noticed any flex issues, they just seemed to plow through most anything without much of a whimper. Fast or slow, stop or go, they acted exactly the same. Dropping off ledges and small jumps was no problem, but I can’t comment on anything that I would consider ‘hucking’ since I don’t do that. During normal trail use, they had admirable rolling resistance, and I only noticed the extra weight on butt smooth trails, and that was really only in comparison to my weight weenie set.
They were light enough that they accelerated nicely, and without much effort. They still had a bit of resiliency to themselves and had a nice feel, and didn’t have that dead feeling that some downhill wheelsets can have. They steered responsively and with good precision, with greatly aided with handling. When needed, they could be cranked over at any angle and railed to your heart’s content.
AC AM front 881.8 grams
AC AM rear 997.7 grams
Total 1879.5 grams
I tried quite a few tires with the wheelset, and during that time I converted the rims to tubeless mode using one of NoTubes rim strips. Most tires fit just fine, but on occasion some tires didn’t seem to want to fully inflate and would stay under sized, especially in their width. UST tires seemed to be the most problematic.
Over the 6 months of heavy use, I have had to make a two minor tightening of both hubs. The rims have stayed reasonably true, enough so, that I haven’t bothered to adjust them as yet.