I'm at a point the where I wish to upgrade my wheels.
Currently I have Mavic CXP21 rims on 105 hubs using wheelsmith double butted spokes x3 by 32.
My rear rim is showing slight cracks starting at 2 holes, I'm not terribly surprised since these are bargain OEM rims.
I plan on replacing the cxp21s with open pros and moving these wheels to a steel bike I'm building this fall I'll use 700c x 25 on these.
Open Pros appeal to me since I'm not big on the bling factor.
As replacements for my current bike (Litespeed Arenberg)
I wouldn't mind somewhat lighter, I'm thinking 28spoke front and 32 rear, Open Pros or other rims that don't shout poser, since I don't race,
Which hubs I should be using 9spd DA setup. I weigh 170 and plan on using 700c 23s on these.
Do I stay with Wheelsmith for spokes?
Durability is imperative, these wheels will be built by a pro.
PS Budget is important