Back Tire advice....Sun Rhino Lite
I am very uber clyde and realize the back tire is what will cause most of my problems. I have purchased an late 90's/early 00's Specialized Hard Rock and ran across a good deal on a more relaxed Specialized Expedition Sport and bought that one also. I like the Expedition better but it has the front suspension and shock absorber seat post I can't stand. I am going to build one of these bikes to be able to ride and ran across an ad for a Shimano XT Sun Rhyno Lite tandem rim. Here are the specifics:
Here we have a brand new custom hand built 26" tandem rear wheel! The Shimano HF08 48 hole rear hub is laced to a beefy Sun Rhyno Lite rim using stainless steel DT Swiss 2.0 straight gauge spokes with brass nipples.
Shimano's HF08 hubs are based off the XT model and designed specifically for the rigors of tandem bike riding. High flange machined aluminum shell with chromoly spindle and serviceable, mechanically sealed bearings will keep you rolling for years come. Rear hub is currently set at 145mm but can be changed to 140mm or 135mm. Just ask for details. The precision Shimano freehub will hold a 7, 8, or 9 speed.
Now I am not very mechanically inclined, but would this work for either of the bikes I own and does it make sense? I have read on here the more spokes the better and it looks like this one has 48 spokes set up for tandem.