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Old 11-12-04, 10:35 PM   #1
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28 hole vs 32 hole: much difference in stiffness?

I have two 32 hole Mavic CXP30s that I use as rear wheels, and I love the strength
and stiffness of them.

I have the opportunity to buy some very cheap 28 hole CXP30s (rims only).

Would the 28s be much sloppier than the 32s?

Would I notice much difference?
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Old 11-12-04, 10:55 PM   #2
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I dont believe the average joe (or jane) will notice a huge amount of difference. I have disc brakes so i run 32.
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Old 11-13-04, 12:00 AM   #3
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Unless you're very big, 28's are fine.

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I have two 32 hole Mavic CXP30s that I use as rear wheels, and I love the strength
and stiffness of them.

I have the opportunity to buy some very cheap 28 hole CXP30s (rims only).

Would the 28s be much sloppier than the 32s?

Would I notice much difference?
You're assuming that everything else is going to remain the same and that doesn't usually happen. What you are trying to compare are wheel assemblies, not just spoke counts. The construction of the rim and the quality of the build will each affect the wheel as much or more than the spoke count. I don't think that it's a coincidence that the minimum spoke count wheels all have pretty deep section and relatively heavy rims.
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