Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
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After riding 32 spoke wheelsets for many years, I decided last year to finally build myself and try out my first 28 hole wheelset this summer. I used 28H Stronglight Delta hubs with Wolber Profil 20 rims and DT SS Aerolite oval spokes. I made a concious decision to use the Wolber Profil 20s on this build as the rims are much beefier/stiffer than previous 32 hole rims I had built up and rode (Mavic GEL280s and GL330s). The Stronglight hubs are also beefier than what i had used previously (Ofmega CX, Malliard/Spidel 700), and have very similar crossectional shapes to the Mavic 500 series hubs. The 28 spoke wheelset combination I put together seems to be working very well so far maintaining their trueness, plus the wheels feel very stiff laterally. So, I agreee that going with aero rims that are usually beefier, with more crossectional material instead of lower profile box rims will most likely be more reliable/stronger with the low count spokes. Just make sure you tensoin and true the wheel very well and do all the neccessary pre-stressing so they wheels stay true longer for you.
Please tell us what you finaly decide on and show us the final build result!
Last edited by Chombi; 11-08-10 at 09:55 AM.