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Old 10-10-13, 06:35 PM   #1
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Clyde/City Friendly, Budget Wheelset

Some D.B. (on a bike) ran a red light and hit my beloved Kona Jake. I am now in the market for a new wheel set.

It would be great to not go over $400 or so but value trumps all. Clincher.

I'm a big rider 6'3" 280. The Jake is my everyday commuter and has disc brakes. I'm a new and occasional cross racer.


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Old 10-10-13, 09:09 PM   #2
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36h Velocity Dyads laced to any of the Shimano hubs would be a great affordable wheelset. You could save even more by using a Sun CR18 laced to any Shimano hub you like. The reason I suggest Shimano hubs is they are incredibly durable for the cost. I would really push for 36h and quality DT or Wheelsmith spokes built by someone who knows how to build a wheel. Either of the above should be good for many many miles of rough roads and cross conditions.
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+ Shimano dominates the market to compete for a market-Share, every one makes stuff to match their newest 'Standard' ,,
at least OEM stuff
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Late to the party but I'm heavier but my current wheelset has held up great for 2 seasons. XTR hubs laced to open pro rims. These wheels have done maybe 20 cross races, 300+ miles of single track, and some long rides on mixed terrain. Like Chris said have someone who really knows how to build wheels build you up a set.
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For the money, it's hard to beat Forte Titans at Performance. Less than $200 for a set weighing ~1750 g. I go about 220 and have raced two seasons on mine with no issues. 16/20 spoke count is an issue for some.
Oops, just noticed you're looking for disc. Disregard.
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