plpete wrote:Cool stuff. Looks like the tubeless version of the wheels has rims that are almost 40 grams heavier per wheel than the regular clinchers.
As the article says this is only because there are no holes in the rim bed and it ends up evening out once you factor in tubes and rim strips.
Still, they seem pretty awesome.
The info on the Bike Tech hubs is nice. I guess I trended away from them because I don't really want to use something that I couldn't just take to my LBS and have sent off for replacement if there was a failure. I also don't want to ever have to rebuild something or fiddle with it, which is why the Kings have been awesome.
One other thing I wanted to trend away from was having to use ultra light or expensive spokes to get weight lower. I did not consider the A23 because they're not really lighter than the HEDs, the quality is slightly lower, and it wouldn't make sense to replace what I have with them. If I were doing that I'd just do DA7800 NOS hubs to the HPLUSSON Archtype or something similar (or maybe even Stans).
Anyone have opinions on this build:
DA 7900 or 9000 hubs
DT Comps or Sapim Rays/Race
Stans Alpha 340 28/32
brass nipples and nipple washers.