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Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:12 pm
by petepeterson
Nice work on putting these together. Good call on getting someone else to build them up.

Someone tell me how it is possible to assess durability of a hub by photos and yeah.... 'stiff' hubs?

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:12 pm
by Weenie

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:40 pm
by mattjevans
Horze wrote:Hubs don't look stiff or durable at all. I would fail to enjoy such a wheel.


No complaints as yet about stiffness or durability.

Your wife may be unable to say the same.

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:41 pm
by mattjevans
That was a joke for those lacking a sense of humour

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:44 pm
by mattjevans
petepeterson wrote:Nice work on putting these together. Good call on getting someone else to build them up.

Someone tell me how it is possible to assess durability of a hub by photos and yeah.... 'stiff' hubs?


Thanks. In retrospect I should have got matching 50mm rims so will probably end up building a new front, a fraction less weight weenie, maybe with a Hope or Chris King front hub on a 16H rim. Will keep the 20mm for those "I want my bike below the UCI limit" days.

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:10 pm
by Horze
mattjevans wrote:
No complaints as yet about stiffness or durability.

Your wife may be unable to say the same.


You are obviously pretending to be my wife.

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:26 am
by mattjevans
TrekUk wrote:why not use DT spokes? Planet x rims are some of the nastiest on the market, for a little more you could get a much better rim.


I did use DT spokes

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:37 am
by mattjevans
mr_tim wrote:
Remember they used to be the rim that formed the F2R FFWD wheelset, which had a much higher price point.

I've heard of some people abusing the hell out of them & then complaining about the rim not holding up too well, but its kinda a fit for purpose, purpose specific type of rim imo.


These rims seem to be used even for cross wheels

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:48 pm
by mattjevans
Replacing the front rim with a 50mm to match rear. Unsure whether to go 16h or 24h. Obviously the former is lighter but the 50mm rim isn't really a WW choice anyway. thoughts?

Will go w either Hope Pro3 or Chris King r45 hub and DT revs

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:42 pm
by Devon
16, but it depends entirely on your weight and riding style.

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:19 pm
by mattjevans
75kg

Re: 1200g build for £370

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:00 pm
by Devon
Then I'd go with the lighter option, personally.