Okay guys, decided on the Pacenti SL23 instead. Just purchased the rims and the BHS hubs.
Here's what my current build looks like:
[url="http://www.bikehubstore.com/product-p/ulf66.htm"]UL66 UltraLight Front Hub[/url]
[url="http://www.bikehubstore.com/UL190-p/ul190.htm"]UL190 UltraLight Rear Hub[/url]
This is what I got when I used the spoke calculator from Sheldon Brown's website.
Can anyone confirm for me if I entered everything correctly and should get the following spoke length:
Quick question concerning the lacing for the rear. Are their any difference/advantage with a "2x NDS & DS" vs "Radial NDS & 2X DS"? Would spoke length be the same as above with either lacing patterns?
Was actually considering the Pacenti SL24, but not sure how low in weight they can go. After reading up about them, most people have them at around 1400g and some even in the 1500's range.
They are 450g rims, so you are looking at ~130g heavier than a wheelset with XR200s.
BTW, I came from riding a 1185g wheelset with the old 340s to a new one with the XC279s >1400g and it's fine. Stiffer and more stable at high speeds. Probably faster on anything but >6% grades.
The industry is missing a wide 400g rim IMO. Something shaped about like the 340, only a couple mm wider and with a real bead hook would be perfect.
Well, I love climbing, hence I'm looking for a lightweight wheelset. I purposely take the hilliest portion of the route for all my rides.
I do agree with you, the industry is currently missing a wide 400g rim, doubt 4-6MM deeper is going to make that much of an aero advantage. Though, what do I know, I'm not any aerodynamic scientist