Would you build a 32 spoke set of carbon tubulars?

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teleguy57
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by teleguy57

Thinking about building a set of carbon tubbies, probably 38 or 50mm. I just acquired a set of the sweet silver Cmapagnolo Record hubs, and while I like 32 spokes on box section tubulars (and have a set of Nemesis on Campagnolo Chorus), I'm wondering if it's overkill and would be too harsh on a set of carbon rims. But if I used the Records I wouldn't need to buy another set of hubs.

Would you consider a set of 32f/r carbons? If so, when wouldyou consider them to be appropriate?

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fa63
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by fa63

Do they even make 32h carbon rims?

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I think you'de be hard pressed to find a 32 hole carbon hoop.

IMO that is overkill. I'm 100kg and I've ridden 20/24 carbon hoops no problem.

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Some Chinese manufacturers offer 32h options on their carbon rims.

I'd go 16h front radial / 24h triplet rear 2X:1X :smartass:

problem solved.

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by KLabs

Hi teleguy57, I don't know how heavy you are but the rear build could be ... a 32H campag hub and 24H rim for a 16-8 3xDS, 0x/1xNDS lacing for a super light tubular build :)

Just noticed LouisN's post ... what LouisN suggested but 3xDS and 0x/1xNDS :)

thanks KL :)

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by fdegrove

Hi,

Problem is that these Record hubs do not support radial lacing. At least, Campa strongly advises against it.

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That's what I thought last night after my post.... :oops:

1 X elbows out then for front....?

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I would consider a 32/32 build with the low profile carbon rims, but I have no personal experience with them. I don't see it being a horrible idea if you get a set from one of the more reliable sources people talk about.

If you are looking for a nice way to build those rims up (tubular), get some Velocity Escapes. It's a pretty light alloy rim and it's proven to be a good rim.

I did these a LONG time ago. Wouldn't repeat. They certainly were strong. Story was, I had the rims built up to CHris King ISO hubs for a disc brake cross bike (remember the Cannondale?). Sold the bike and had the wheels. Decided to just relace the rims for road use and sell the King hubs.

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teleguy57
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by teleguy57

Eric, why is it you wouldn't build up the Zipps again? Too harsh?

What about Hed C2 tubulars 32/32? I'm shying away from them having seen a post referring to that build as "wagon wheels."

Hadn't really thought about low profile carbons. Would the primary difference between that a something like the Montreals or Escapes be weight (and cost)?

I'm probably over-thinking this anyhow:)

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They were a bike harsh. That and you can't get 32 spoke Zipp rims like that anymore anyway. That was around 2004 or so.

For the road, I think Escapes will ride nicer than the Heds will. I haven't looked into the Chinese carbon rims for good or bad. I have other projects right now.

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