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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:23 pm 
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I found some wheels which seem to be strong, light and cheap, and asked in another topic if anyone is familiar with them, as I can't find any reviews on them. By Light I mean around 1400g or less, strong they have a sensible number of spokes at 24/28, and I believe they are CX-ray from a spec I read, but they are definitely Sapim and under £300.

Can anyone recommend any similar wheels, or build spec for customs? I'm not sure I want to buy the Airstreeem AL20, without reading any reviews, tests or experiences from owners.

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Ryde pluse sprint rims as theh are wide light and stiff for the weight. Use sapim laser spokes and alloy nipples and nivatec hubs to get that weight. I doubt you will find a commercial wheelbuilder who will do it for less than £300 that is if the wheel builder plans to eat and put a roof over there heads. Beware the novatec hubs are dry weather hubs But otherwise it is a decent build.

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Double budget and it'll doable.

Add 200g and will be possible for the budget

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:40 am 
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get a set of custom made Kinlin XR 200, on novatec hubs with the 24/28 spoke count you want. it won't hit ALL your requirements, but it will get close. ( slightly over 1400, possibly). definitely doable for 300 pounds if you shop around. there will be stronger wheels out there, but if built properly it will probably be decent enough for most people, unless you are porky.


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