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    Senior Member cam117's Avatar
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    What's a good LD Wheel?

    I'm currently running a set of neuvation R 28 SL2 wheels. Would these be ok for long distance riding? I guess I'm just a little nervous about the relatively low spoke count.

    Here's the info from the neuvation website:

    R 28 SL2
    # 1530 Grams per set *
    # Shimano 8, 9 and 10 speed or Campy compatible
    # Deep V 27 mm CNC silver sleeved 420 gram rims
    # 20 spoke front, 24 spoke rear
    # Silver Stainless steel 2.3, 1.7, 2.0 triple-butted spokes
    # Alloy nipples, brass drive side rear
    # Forged alloy silver anodized hub shell with cut outs
    # Forged alloy cassette body easily changed between Shimano and Campy
    # Precision-sealed cartridge bearings with dual seals super smooth
    # 7000 series alloy axles
    # With normal travel quick release levers
    # 700C Clincher

    http://www.neuvationcycling.com/wheels/r28sl2.html

    If I did get a more heavy-duty wheel, should I get both front and rear or would I be ok with just swapping the rear? I plan on using a rack & trunk with no handlebar bar or any other weight up front.

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    Senior Member Richard Cranium's Avatar
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    What's a good LD Wheel?
    The wheel you finsh the ride with --without thinking about it.

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    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
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    I see no reason for any special wheels for brevet riding. Presumably, you bought a quality wheel that is good for many miles. Brevets generally do not require heavily loaded bikes and so do not require extra-stout wheels. If you are planning to do loaded touring, it would be another story.

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    If you do decide to get new wheels think about building up a front wheel with a dyno hub for battery free lighting.
    safe riding - Vik
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