~Question on Crowfoot lacing and rear wheelset?

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Stylomilo
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Got this picture from controltech. Im just wondering, is crowfoot lacing bring best performance for mtb racing? :?: I have build my front disc wheelset with 3 crossing which is 16 of the spokes are Dt comp with brass nipples and other 16 of the spokes are titanium with aluminium nipples. i feel much better with it. now im not sure about my rear wheelset lacing. i want something that is very strong and light. My planing of my rear wheelset as follow:- The drive side of my rear hub should be 3 cross-lacing. Now, Im not pretty sure about the non-drive side. My question is to go with radial or crowfoot on the non-drive side? any pro wheelbuilder care to share please? :D i need some advise.

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by Ye Olde Balde One

That's not crowsfoot laced. It's 24h radial NGS, 2x GS, it's a trick of the eye because of the picture angle.

I wouldn't lace a crowsfoot wheel for MTB, the radial spokes could tear the flange out.
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whats the weight of the rim alone? i thought that was a road rim?

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Thanks alot Ye Olde Balde One. Its surely look like it but what type of lacing is that. im just curious. :?

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Ye Olde Balde One wrote:That's not crowsfoot laced. It's 24h radial.
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by Tim the Pineapple

spytech wrote:whats the weight of the rim alone? i thought that was a road rim?


It does look like road wheels deep dish and disk wheel died out mid nineties for mtb since it was heavy nor aerodynamic. But yeah a mtb marathon race i saw, few guys were racing on zipp 404's.

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