Decided to go down the hand-built route and ordering some kit now.
Have a pair of A23'a in the basket, and looking at spokes. Can anyone advise what length of Sapim CX Ray I need to build a set of A23 on Chris King R45 hubs 32/28.
Tune are unimpressive in every way but weight.
DT swiss have well designed internals but are unremarkable in function and weight.
This is your answer:
l is the spoke length
rr is the radius of the rim
rf is the radius of the hub flange (measured to the centre of the spoke hole)
f is the offset of the flange from the centre of the wheel
x is the number of times a spoke crosses over another spoke
h is the total number of spokes in the wheel
dh is the diameter of the spoke hole in the hub
Otherwise, take it to your bike shop with your hub and rim and tell them what you want. Exchange services and spokes for currency.
But yeah, get other rims. Velocity rims are basically the shittest things ever. Before you do any of this you should purchase a set of mavic, DT swiss or Ambrosio rims.
You'll need vernier calipers and you shouldn't trust the online calculators.
lobular wrote:CK overrated? Are you serious?
Quite a few of my mates have had the MTB hubs and had to muck about with them to keep everything working okay. If they were light and/or cheap then you'd forgive a bit of fettling, but they are neither. I just think DT are better, that's all.
Chris King R45s are great hubs. You don't need a $300 grease gun. The comments about Tune hubs are uncalled for as well. They are light and have great wheelbuilding dimensions. Aside from a problem with creaking a few years back, they are durable hubs. The biggest negative about DT hubs (and it's big in my book) is the poor flange spacing. They will make for laterally weaker wheels than all the other hubs mentioned.
As to the A23 rims, I don't know how many of the naysayers have actually build them in mass. They are excellent rims and the quality of Velocity rims in general is much better than ever. They moved production to the US and also redesigned the A23 rim. The spoke bed is tubeless ready now. You can still use Veloplugs if you wish to stick with tube and tire.
I'm curious as to what sort of actual experience the previous posts have building wheels.
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