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    Rollin on 28 in the front 36 in the rear

    New to the Clyde forum, I am 6'0 about 205. Anyway, after reading on the Clyde forum about everyone having hand built wheels and destroying a Ksyrium Elite rear wheel, rebuilding it, destroying it again I am about to purchase some Hand Built's from Colorado Cyclist. I am going to do Mavic CXP33's with Ultegra, 36 hole in the rear 14/15 spokes, brass nipples and have this question.

    Does anyone see a problem with 28 2 cross in the front? Would that be to weak. I am not trying to save on weight, I honestly think that 28 hole looks better in the front than 32 hole. Knock on wood, have never even had to get my front wheel trued Since I started riding 3,000 miles ago.

    Just wanted opinions

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    At your weight, I don't see any issues as long as you stay on top of your spoke tension.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsnake76 View Post
    New to the Clyde forum, I am 6'0 about 205. Anyway, after reading on the Clyde forum about everyone having hand built wheels and destroying a Ksyrium Elite rear wheel, rebuilding it, destroying it again I am about to purchase some Hand Built's from Colorado Cyclist. I am going to do Mavic CXP33's with Ultegra, 36 hole in the rear 14/15 spokes, brass nipples and have this question.

    Does anyone see a problem with 28 2 cross in the front? Would that be to weak. I am not trying to save on weight, I honestly think that 28 hole looks better in the front than 32 hole. Knock on wood, have never even had to get my front wheel trued Since I started riding 3,000 miles ago.

    Just wanted opinions
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    you'll be fine.

    i'm 230 and run 28/36 in deep Vs. No issues in 1200 miles.
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    Yeah you'll be okay. A cxp-33 with 36-spokes certainly builds into a strong wheel, and at your weight the 28-spoke front should be just fine too.

    No worries
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    You must ride hard...

    I'm running Zipp/Velocity Deep-V's with 20/28 spokes and no problems.
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