Sometimes it helps to write down/discuss a hard choice.
So if your reading this,please forgive/bear with me
Building a non disc (32 or 36 hole haven't decided yet) wheel set,
for a HUGE tire 650B Surly Cross Check project.
Have decided to use <hopefully> stronger,more water/mud resistant,
135mm mountain hubs.
Shimano's to be exact,to keep the cost down.
For a non racing,but brutal Ohio conditions-
would regular Deore's work O.K.?
or should I spend the money and get LX's or XT's?
New XTR's are out of my price range,but what about an
older XT/XTR hyperglide set (if I can find 'em) on E-bay?
Be <again,hopefully> just as good as a new Deore/LX hub set?
Finding a good crank set at a reasonable (to me) price,
is another hard choice.
Thinking Sugino XD600 46/36/26 @165mm or 170mm
or the Shimano Deore LX 48/36/26 @ 170mm
This is my 1st build from the ground up and I'm lovin' it
Searching for the right parts at the right price might be almost
as much fun as riding it.