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    building new wheels

    I am looking to upgrade my trek 7000zx to disc brakes, and I am going to build the wheels. I plan on using Avid bb7 brakes and I am wondering if any one can recommend a good hub-rim combination. I was also wondering if I should go with a 32h 3cross or a 36h 4 cross. I weigh about 190-200 and live in Chicago, so I will not be bombing down any hills soon, but I still want a very strong wheel. Any answers will be greatly appreciated.

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    I always prefer 36h on my MTB wheels. I've always had great luck with the Shimano hubs -- LX is a good value. Rims... if I were building MTB wheels today, I'd use Velocity Deep-Vs. Very tough, and the depth would look cool.

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    I have rebuilt my wheels using the original Deore Disk hub with a 36 hole, 700c Sun RhynoLite rim. The spokes, which I consider the key part of this wheel, are Alpine DT III. I out-weigh you by quite a few pounds, and these wheels have served me well.
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    what about mavic rims? I think i am going to go with the 36h shimano xt hubs. thanks for all the quick replies.

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    Mavic's fine. Kinda spendy.

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    you're right about the price part, I looked at the Sun rims and they were about half the price of the Mavic rims. Now, how do I determine the spoke lengths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exaxxion View Post
    you're right about the price part, I looked at the Sun rims and they were about half the price of the Mavic rims. Now, how do I determine the spoke lengths?
    Download this spreadsheet.

    Then compare to the results from the calculator at DT-Swiss. (look in the shortcuts section).

    Make sure your hub and rim numbers are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Make sure your hub and rim numbers are correct.
    +1

    If you are going with mavic rims and the DT swiss spoke calculator, I suggest you get the rims first, measure them yourself using 2 spokes, and then enter that number manually rather then just picking your rim off the menu and going with those numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exaxxion View Post
    what about mavic rims? I think i am going to go with the 36h shimano xt hubs. thanks for all the quick replies.
    I'd build them cross 3. The deeper section rims you use the worse cross 4 is going to work.

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    I actually just saw a sun rhyno lite 32h wheel set with xt hubs for 150$ on wheelworld.com. I might just go with this deal for now. Anyone have any experience with either this wheel setup or wheels from wheelworld.com?

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