Clyde that Rides
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: 2008 Jamis Aurora,1988 Specialized Hardrock, 1980? Kuwahara Carrera
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Building a wheel around a DH-S500
I recently acquired a Shimano Alfine DH-S500 hub. I want to build this into a wheel but I'm not sure which rim to choose. The hub has the potential to be used with disc breaks, although I'm not intending (right now) to use disc breaks with this hub. I'm not sure if I can purchase a standard touring rim and build that up or, since this is a disc break compatible hub, I need to purchase a disc break compatible rim.
I'd prefer to build around a Mavic A719 or similarly clyde-friendly 36 hole rim, but will happily build from a A317 disc rim if necessary.