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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
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Custom Wheels Question
I'm building up a wheelset for my Big Dummy that will also act as back-up XC rims if I ever needed them. I was going to go with one of the pre-built wheels available at the Jenson/Chain Reaction/PricePoint places but in the end decided to give the custom built option at Chain Reaction Cycles a whirl.
I like Chain Reaction Cycles because shipping is free after hitting a certain price on the order and they ship without using UPS or Fedex (A good thing for Canadians).
Anyway, I settled on the following and have a question:
Shimano XT Disc Hubs (M756)
Mavic XM719 Rims (thanks for the tip, gastro. I opted for Mavics)
DT Swiss Spokes Competition Stainless DB (2mm-1.8mm)
Velox Rim Tape
How does that sound? Any thoughts on the above choices?
My specific question is on the rim tape width. According to the Mavic web site the recommended rim tape size is 559 x 20 x 0.6, which I presume means 20mm width. My choices are 17mm, 19mm, and 22mm. Should I be selecting the 19mm rim tape?
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