I like the wider spacing of the BHS hubs vs Rotaz more than I dislike the DS flange spacing. The Rotaz is pretty narrow over all, and my experience with equally narrow AC hubs is they make a laterally flexy wheel. That's not good for reliability for me. Someone else who doesn't stand on climbs so much might be ok with the narrow flange hub.
The BHS 218 hub has slightly better DS flange spacing and a little less on the NDS than the 211.
Djay I'd recommend 28/32 for your friend. Most women I know don't like to deal with broken spokes on the road and doing a field re-truing of the wheel. The C472 rim looks good, I'm building a set.
Do you think that 28/32, sapim laser front, NDS and race DS with brass nipples everywhere would be fine?
I'm also planning a build for a an other friend.
I want to hear feedback from you to see what could be the best build for her.
She is at 240 pounds, i can say that she is a powerfull girl.
She do about 2000miles a years, for most, this is some club ride of about 20-40 miles.
She want something durable, and confortable.
She was on shimano RS-20 for the last 2000 Miles she did and the wheel are just going in really bad condition now.
I'm checking to get her a good wheelset on a little budget, so for now i'm sticking with BHS part.
I thought to build her a BHS C472w rim with the new BHS SL 218 rear hub, over the SL211 for the bigger bearing and beter flange spacing and for the front i'm thinking of SLF85W, big bearing and large flange spacing too.
Now, for the spoke, can a 24/28 spoke be ok? Sapim Race everywhere?
Or maybe can i go with 28/32, laser with race DS?
Sorry for the repost of this message, but sometime this thread are going fast an maybe someone else can comment. Thanks