Gravel wheel recommendation for new build

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Hey guys,

I’m in the process of building a gravel bike and looking for carbon wheels in the $1000 price range. I’m either gonna build a 3T Exploro or go cheap and get the Carbonda 505/696. The build will be with Shimano 1X with at least 43mm gravel tires.
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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

650b or 700c?

650b I would get a set of the older DT swiss Xmc 1200 with the 24mm internal . Can be found for right around a grand

I went the aluminum route for my 650b with Easton ea70ax. Considering carbon myself and it will likely be xmc 1200.. unless I can score a deal on Roval CLX 32 in 650b .. also considering a enve g27 build . Even with hookups well over a grand :(
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Zakalwe
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by Zakalwe

Explore and 505 are both 40mm max on 700c

DJT21
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by DJT21

Lightbicycle wheelset with DT350 hubs, or DT240 if they're within budget.

markdjr
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by markdjr

If looking for 650b the Enve M50 or M60 can be had a relative bargains.

AZR3
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by AZR3

I built up my Exploro with Netxie NXT27RM30 with DT350 centerlock hubs and I’ve been very happy with them

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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

would you mind measuring the true tire width on those byways... thanks

markdjr
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by markdjr

Byways measure 47.1 front 48.8 rear on Enve m60

AZR3
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by AZR3

The Nextie wheels are 30mm/23.4mm and at 40psi the Byways measure 48.1mm

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

AZR3 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:36 pm
The Nextie wheels are 30mm/23.4mm and at 40psi the Byways measure 48.1mm
thanks... my 650b are similar spec (24mm internal). I think I can get away with 48 on the my chainstays.. no mud though.

jelledb
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by jelledb

Hey just heard about Hunt which are releasing a new wide rim gravel specific carbon set anytime soon. They’re already available for preorder. Had good experience with them in the past!

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by moyboy

Nice Bento by the way... who makes it?
AZR3 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:56 am
I built up my Exploro with Netxie NXT27RM30 with DT350 centerlock hubs and I’ve been very happy with them

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by AZR3

moyboy wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:50 am
Nice Bento by the way... who makes it?
Torhans Bento X, redrilled it to sit closer to the stem

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

just measured my WTB Byways on Enve g27.. 47.02.. totally happy since G27's are 27mm internal. I have about 2mm per side clearance in the back and as long as I say out the mud.. I'm good to go.

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by Marin

jelledb wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:35 am
Hey just heard about Hunt which are releasing a new wide rim gravel specific carbon set anytime soon. They’re already available for preorder. Had good experience with them in the past!
My experience was that the wheels were massively overweight and when asked they told me that was within spec.

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