So i think the saying is light, strong, durable pick 2 or something like that. I'm trying to get a light and strong clyde wheelset, I'm less concerned about long term durability. These will be a clyde version of race wheels, I won't train on them but I'll put them on for long group rides/events or hilly rides. I'm 245lbs I expect to get down to around 225-230 I currently have a great new set of Deep v's with tiagra hubs, brass nipples DT Comp spokes. they weigh in at 2240 grams
I bought some IRO "cold fusion" rims. there is debate as to whether they are unbadged velocity fusions or unbadged kinlin xr240 I'm leaning towards them being kinlins but haven't gotten to weigh them yet. my research tells me the kinlins are 25 grams lighter than the fusions both rims have the same 24 x 19mm profile. I'm building them with Circus Monkey hubs which are quite light at 78 and 224 grams F&R. These are 32 spoke wheels & Hubs. How would you build these up? Am I good to go with Alloy nipples? I got great prices on these parts so I'm totally willing to spend a bit more on spokes if it's appropriate. Can I consider some type of bladed spoke like a DT Aerolite or would that not be appropriate? for example, can you build a 3 cross wheel with bladed spokes? should I just consider an ultralight double butted spoke like a DT Revolution?
some reading i've done says Alloy nipples can corrode with the spoke and render them unadjustable. that seems like it can be prevented by proper prepartion of spoke threads so i'm not too worried about that. Is there any other reason why heavy riders shouldn't use alloy nipples? Lastly, I read that heavy riders shouldn't use ultralight spokes because spoke twist becomes an issue when you attempt to bring the spokes to the tension required for a heavier rider. what say you?