Everything in my head says just use DA 9000 hubs for the ease of service, but then I try to talk myself out of it. Thoughts?
That said, I don't understand why you want premium components for a bad weather/winter training setup. Us northern europeans are very used to 6 months of crap weather during the year, as I reckon you Canadians are as well. And if there's one truth about bad weather riding, it's that you don't want to bring out your high end gear. Those will be 1k $ wheels, and they will not have a very long lifespan in rainy conditions. You might get away with choosing DA hubs, because they also are well sealed. But the rims will suffer and wear down quickly.
I don't use mine in deep winter or wet conditions. I've laced them both to DT R460 rims, because the rims are very affordable, and still almost identical to the Belgiums. But in deep winter or wet conditions, I want something way more durable and affordable. Something like Open Pro rims, Archetypes, DP 18 or my personal favorite Mavic A119. The A119 are the most affordable, durable and sturdy rims out there. Mine have just passed the 10.000 km mark with no issues, and they have mostly been ridden in rainy conditions. That's a bargain at $ 20 a rim.
For hubs, I would choose 105 in order to get a steel free hub body, to awoid bitemarks, but still very durable and affordable hubs. I used to use Miche Primato Syntesi hubs, because they will outlive a nuclear war, but their weakness is the soft aluminum used for the free hub body. And the 105 hub is cheaper than a new free hub body for the Miche.
So my go to wheels at the moment are Mavic A119 laced to Miche Primato Syntesi hubs, but wheen those rims are worn, I will rebuild with 105 rear. The Miche at the front might stay.
Choose lower level hubs (105/ ultegra) if you're on shimano; i doubt DA is any better weatherproofed.
Campag is a bit more difficult; record are a bit expensive imo, so you're looking at aftermarket. Miche or Hope would be my go to's...
Same with rims; i found the hed belgiums to be quick wearing esp for the price.
Rims though, I'd go with something cheaper. Kinlin XR22T, DT 460, WTB DX23 is on sale now for $20.
I would prefer 6800 to 5800 rear hubs. I own both. 6800 has cone adjustment with the fingers and it's only like $20 more. But again 32 hole only. Super lame on Shimano's part, they must be circling the drain.
Ultegra was always the "best" choice.
Once you've stripped, filled and readjusted of course. The stock fill isn't 100% up to *proper* winter use if you are planning several years of use.
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bm0p700f wrote:I race of miche primato hubs. They are great hubs for all year round. I have spent silly money on various hubs and i have found none of them better at being hubs than the miche simlly because they are cheap and reliable. All the other hubs i have are expensive and reliable.
I used to use Miche Primato Syntesi hubs, because they will outlive a nuclear war, but their weakness is the soft aluminum used for the free hub body. And the 105 hub is cheaper than a new free hub body for the Miche.
But as I will use my "rain bike" for at least 6 months per year (winter anyway and all rainy days in the summer) I want to have something nice, so no 105 etc...My choice will most probably be the Rival CLX40 (DT240), the Enve SES 3.4 (DT240) or the Shimano DA C40 or C60 (DA 9100)
What would be the better choice in terms of durability in the rain of the hubs (I will have disc brake)? Dura Ace 9100 or DT 240?
I mean which one has the better seals or can be serviced more easily ?
I perform this task about every 8,000km, but rarely ride this Dura Ace wheelset on wet roads.
(The front wheel gets a rebuild every 16,000km.)
Very high quality races, cones, and seals. Moisture looks like it could still get in there.
My rainbike sees about 1,000km per year. It's got relatively crappy $150 wheels - Shimano RS31's - with good tires.
No sense in going any faster than I need to in the rain!
Overall, my strategy is to rebuild annually (haven't done it this season yet!) and scrap 'em when they're a goner.
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