New build on the way. Track wheelset using kinlin XR-300 rims, Novatech track rear and novatech superlight front road hub.
I can order the rim and front hub in the 20 hole variety as well as in 28 hole.
My aim is to make a more aero wheelset than I currently have (XR-200). I will be using CN's version of the CX-ray bladed spoke which is considerably cheaper.
My wish is to make it as cheap and aero as possible. 20 versus 28 would be more aerodynamic as well as cheaper. Also it would be lighter, but that is of secondary concern. (estimated weight 1500-1600 gms, still lightweight for the money)
My concern is that the front wheel would not be strong enough with 20 spokes. I weigh 80 kgms and I don't particularly baby my wheels, nor do I abuse them.
Also, how much of a difference would using bladed spokes in the rear wheel make? I am thinking round spokes for the rear, again because of cost savings. Will the difference be noticeable with 32 spokes? (Can only order rear hub in 32)
What do you think?