Which light-bicycle.com tubular rim for CX disc race wheelset?

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savechief
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by savechief

I want to build up a not-too-expensive CX disc tubular wheelset for this fall, and am considering one of three rims from light-bicycle.com based on good success with their rims on my mountain bike. Not looking for a deep-section rim, so I'm staying with the 24-25mm deep rims:

29er MTB tubular
320 grams
27 mm wide
24 mm deep
$162 each

Wider Road Rim
275 grams w/o brake track (290 grams with brake track)
23 mm wide
24 mm deep
$129 each

U-Shaped Road Rim
315 grams w/o brake track (330 grams with brake track)
25 mm wide
25 mm deep
$140 each

I'm likely going to go with 28H front and rear, laced 2X to DT Swiss 350 or Bitex Centerlock hubs.
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by ms6073

For CX racing, I would suggest you consider the slightly deeper, 360g RRU35T02 disc brake road rims, but forego the decals as the ones supplied with my 46mm deep rims were not very durable:

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While a slight bit more expensive per rim, you might also consider the Nox Composites 27mm deep Zolder tubular rims marketed and assembled in the US.

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by bm0p700f

The MTB tubular rims maybe to wide for CX tyres. They fit 2" tyres well I have a pair but CX tyres dont sit right, I have tried.

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