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Light weight is nice but not a major issue.
I have 340gram 32h rims, thought Dura ace hubs but seals are so-so for $200+ hubs and not too light. Ultegra heavier and crappier.
Spokes, what about Sapim CX rays I have never heard people use them for cross. Thinking 2x with 3x drive side.
Any ideas greatly appreciated, give me an idea of $$ if possible. I weigh 140lbs (63kg) so light wheels are fine for CX.
Tim the Pineapple wrote:How about...
Front: 14/17g spokes with Alloy Nipples laced 2 cross
Drive-Side: 14/15g spokes with Alloy Nipples laced 3 cross
Non-Drive-Side: 14/17g spokes with Alloy Nipples laced 2 cross
Sounds reasonable, any particular spokes? how about hubs, campag??
drew wrote:Joel wrote:Campagnolo or Shimano are both good, buth Record/Chorusand even Centaur are lighter than DA.
Thats what i was thinking, duraace are good but not great seals and a bit pricey for the weight. Any other sugggestions for hubs.
I think Chorus is a good choice, cheap and strong.
The spokes just go for DT, cheap and it just works.
My wheels are all laced 3x, with the front running Revolutions (28h). No issues, but I am pretty easy on wheels.
drew wrote:Joel wrote:Are those rims Ambrosio Crono?
No, old Wolber ones, cant remember the model - low profile grey anodized. I have 4, heaviest is 342g lightest 336g.
I just bought a pair of wolbers from a friend... They had never been laced or glued and I got them for 25 $ a pair!
As soon as I came home, I put them on the scales and was amazed at how light they are... 340grams!! Not bad for a pair of Ice Age rims...
I laced them to a pair of DA hubs with Hoshi 3x and will be using them for cobblestone rides (which there are a lot of in Belgium)
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