(I posted this in the wheelbuilding thread and got no takers so I thought I'd try my own thread.)The question: is the Bontrager FCC (Fisher Control Column) front hub worth building into anything decent?
That is the 20 hole front hub with the super tall flanges and 25 mm clamping area. I ask because I would like to replace the originally specc'd Bontrager Race rim with something 23 mm wide (Archetype or maybe the Kinlin 279 - whichever is stronger). I was wondering if the hub quality was worth the effort.
Also any spoke suggestions? The spokes the wheel comes with are big steel bladed, no idea of brand. I was thinking DT Comps might work. I weigh approx 190 lbs and the current build on the Bonty rim seems to hold me just fine.
Here is a pic:http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/trek-gary-fisher-collection-cronus-cx-first-look-28907/7/"%20onclick="window.open(this.href)