Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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One of the problems will be your weight. This is the same problem as a friend I have who weighs around 220lbs. The minimum quality hub that he can get away with is Shimano LX. anything lower and the freehub or the body gives up. He tried 32 spoke on an LX to a Mavic F519 rim, and no problem except he broke spokes. Next set were LX hub, 36 spokes to the same F519 rim. These have lasted 2 years now, and just need rebuilding, but by going to a specialist wheel builder, it is not worth rebuilding (he needs new rims) so will be getting new wheels instead. These wheels are for rim brakes and I do not think LX is for disc hub. Next grade up of XT hub is though, but then the next problem is the rim. You do want something a bit stronger than the standard XC rim, but the specs are changing at the moment so can't give you a number.
Mind you if you do want the ultimate, then one of the quality hubs like Chris King or Hope mated to a Downhill rim will outlast the rest of the bike but you will have to pay for it. Be a bit heavy aswell but there is no way you will be able to damage them in normal riding.
Suggestion is to contact a specialist wheel builder, or 3, and see what they suggest and what they can price at. Cost will not be as great as your LBS or most Online purchases, but the quality will be there right from the start. I am in the Uk but to see the choices look at http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/
This will give you an idea of what is available.