I'm going to take my first stab at wheel building soon as I have finally sourced a cheap rear 28h mountain bike hub (source to be shared once my order is confirmed ). Anyways - as some may remember I picked up a pair of 28h Mavic 117 rims off nashbar recently - and building a pair of wheels that will eventually go onto a little odd project I've been thinking about for a while. The 117 seems to be a very sturdy rim, double walled and has reinforcements at the spoke holes. Bike will be a rigid framed mountain bike for street & dirt/gravel road use.
Anyways... looking for suggestions on what spokes to go with. Brand / gauge / butting / etc. Hubs are going to be Shimano Deore, front *may* be disk, but likely not. Building in x-2 or x3 pattern - likely 2 in the front, 3 in the back.