All good info @bm0p700f: I've had the HED Belgium C2's laced with DT Aerolite spokes to a DT Swiss hub up front and a Powertap SLC+ in the back. Lovely rims for sure, one of the nicest alloy rims available I think. But the spokes would break at the flange of the Powertap hub. But the rims themselves I thought were great. They were clinchers.
Then I adopted the Ambrosio Nemesis for my durable alloy low profile tubular. I like them as much for their looks and history as anything, but they've proven to be absolutely stellar performers. Braking is also top notch as the brake track is not machined which has to help in that regard. But such a nice classic looking, super strong build. Love these wheels. Winter or summer, foul weather or perfect, always a treat to roll on. Not the fastest wheels, but hey, where have I got to be in such a hurry. I still have some unbuilt Nemesis rims and Record Hubs stashed away for future.
And I too, after trying the thinner spokes on the non drive side, have come to the hypothesis that the regular DT Comps on both will yield a more laterally stiff wheel. I have a good test mule to try it out on now, since the setup I have will ever so slightly graze the rear derailleur on steep out of the saddle hard effort climbs by a 200 pounder. I will rebuild these rims using DT Comps all round, then see if that grazing is eliminated or not. I think the key is getting NDS spoke tension as even as possible to prevent any of them from going slack.
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