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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:49 pm 
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Hi all

This is my first post to WW after more than year of lurking. I am finally biting the bullet and getting my first set of wheels built for my BMC.

About me; I am about 90kg but currently shedding weight with a target weight of ~80kg. I ride mostly flats with a couple of rides a year having 2-3000ft of climbing max. I live in Florida with some occasionally strong wind conditions.

I finally decided on building a set of 6.7 and need some advice from the wheel builders on my hub selection. These will be daily riders for me although I probably only put about 2-4,000 miles a year on the bike I have narrowed it down to WI T11, DT 240 and Tune 70/170 as my options. I am not planning on servicing the wheels myself but would like them to be fairly straight forward as the builder I am using is not local. I like the idea of saving some weight with the Tune set up but not sure about my fat weight on them. Also I was considering mixing brands if that makes sense.

Thanks in advance for sharing any and all opinions.

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Dimitri


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:37 pm 
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An alternative light option would be the DT rear with sticker removed and the Alchemy front. The WI hubs are very simple and the Ti freehub is nice. The DT rear requires a special tool to remove one of the bearings... but most shops will have that.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:48 pm 
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Thanks for the response. I considered that option, but I thought Alchemy was not available any more?

I also considered mixing the 240 rear with the T11 front which save about 40gms vs the T11 front and back. The T11 front I believe is lighter than the 240.


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An alternative light option would be the DT rear with sticker removed and the Alchemy front. The WI hubs are very simple and the Ti freehub is nice. The DT rear requires a special tool to remove one of the bearings... but most shops will have that.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:50 pm 
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Since you do minimal climbing low weight is not much benefit. That changes the price/strength/quality vs weight equation and makes the Whites the best option.

The T11 has good flange spacing making a stronger wheel, it's cheaper, and the bearings are really good so they roll well.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Thanks Eric. I really like the looks and reported durability of the T11 but the WW in me likes the idea of a 1550 or 1500g wheelt set. I guess the money is less of a concern given that the difference b/w the three options is <$200. My biggest concern is whether the lighter options would hold up under my significant girth :wink:

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Since you do minimal climbing low weight is not much benefit. That changes the price/strength/quality vs weight equation and makes the Whites the best option.

The T11 has good flange spacing making a stronger wheel, it's cheaper, and the bearings are really good so they roll well.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:57 pm 
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Last I checked, Jeremy was still making the Alchemy Elf front hub.

The T11s are a good set of hubs anyway, and not that heavy. If you were really concerned with weight, you'd be using lighter rims. The rims are something you'd be more likely to feel.

You can also get the T11s in fancy colors if you wish.

Also consider using DT Aero Comps on these if you want a little added stiffness.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:47 pm 
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Thanks for the responses. I decided to go with the T11 front and back.

BIG THANKS :beerchug: to Tony and Dan at Fair Wheel Bikes for the awesome service and advice!!! Should be getting these next week and will try to post some pics of the completed build.

Have a great weekend

Dimitri


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:49 pm 
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All the tangible benefits point to the T11 with the exception of weight. 30g at the hubs isn't that much though. Curious, why rule out Chris King R45's?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:37 pm 
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I was in a similar position a few months ago when I assembled 2 new sets (1 around Pacenti SL23 alu clinchers, and 303 tubulars). My thoughts at the time:
- DT: good hubs, but.... meh...
- Tune: light & expensive
- T11: durable, sexy & cheap (compare to Tune, at least)

I decided on T11 for the Pacenti's and Tune for the 303's. And in your position I would also get the T11's. I think you made the right choice.


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Here they are! Thanks again for all the replies. Really like how they feel on the road and looking forward to my first longer ride with them this weekend. The T11 hubs look awesome on the build and they came well packaged and shipped from Fair Wheel Bikes.

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Sorry, reposted with the correct link above.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Thumbs up for making the right choice of hubs. It´s good to see, that even on a WW board, people are still able to make a non ww choice, if that makes more sense. I´m i bit disappointed with your pic thought - the hubs are about the only thing, that it does´t show...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:17 pm 
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T11's are ace and at 345g for a pair when did that become heavy.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:22 pm 
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Great call on the T11's, I have to pairs that built up great. I even have an old H1 hub that still rolls great. Best hubs for the money.


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