The dilemma I'm having is whether to go with the wheelset straight from ICAN, built with Novatec hubs and CN spokes.
Just grab the rims from ICAN, and then place an order through bikehubstore for the better spokes, nipples, and (arguably) better hubs.
The price difference to do it one way or the other is actually quite a lot. ICAN sent me an invoice for the build the way I want it totalling $519 USD (includes all Paypal fees and shipping to the USA).
If I go the wheel build route, I'm looking at closer to ~$650 USD
Is the second option worth the extra $130? This also means that either I build the wheelset myself, or I have to shell out more to have it built.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I'm in the same boat, but I already have some King hubs (from a Bontrager wheelset) that I'm looking to re-purpose.
Then it becomes 24mm, 38mm, or 50mm? Tubular for cross or clincher for crits? Too many choices! I've got analysis paralysis
I'm leaning 24mm since the hubs are 24/28. Since aero's not as important in cross in *most* of my races. (old, fat, and slow class)