I had always planned to build wheels when i build up my bikes.. but ive been noticing that bought wheels are way cheaper than i could build them
primarily there are always decent wheel sets on sale somewhere (ie nashbar).
Like I can buy a nice 32h/36h for 140$ from nashbar but to build the same wheels i would need
~ [ 2x40$ rims + 60$ for hubs (32+36=68) 68$ for spokes ] = ~ 200$ and I have to build it.
Anybody notice this or am i crazy.
cause I know this is going to pop up, the sales on rims and hubs are never as good or plentiful.
Mainly the cost of spokes is quite high.