Best Disc-brake wheels

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by CyclingAus

Hey guys, I was wondering what the "best" disc brake wheels were. In terms of a climbing/30mm wheel considering weight, stiffness and Aero. Regardless of price

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by jlok

I think CLX32 is almost perfect. Wide, light and stiff with good hubs, it's equally great going up and down hill.
Litespeed T1sl Disc / BMC TM02 < Giant Propel Advanced SL Disc 1 < Propel Adv < TCR Adv SL Disc < KTM Revelator Sky < CAAD 12 Disc < Domane S Disc < Alize < CAAD 10

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by Phill P

custom build a set of wheels. Pick the hubs you think are best for what you want, pick the rims that you think will suit you best, and build them with the spokes you think are best.
There is no best wheels for everybody - if you buy out of a box you get what somebody else thinks will appeal to the most people.
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by NickJHP

I'm quite happy with these that I built. 24/28 spoke, using:

Hope RS4 straight pull 24h front hub
DT Swiss 240s 28h rear hub
Light Bicycle RRU25 carbon rims - 18mm internal width, 25mm depth
Sapim CX-Ray spokes and DT Squorx nipples

Built-up weight, according to my kitchen scales, with tubeless rim tape but without valves installed, is 650g front wheel and 780g rear wheel (1430g total), which is pretty good considering that the total cost of the components was only about $AU960.


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