NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
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Hot wheels - No not the toys
Have you checked out the Spinergy SPOX? If I were buying a new set of wheels and cost was not the primary concern, I'd get a set of these. I'm a big guy, 230+ lbs and I've heard they're super strong. If you're not big like me, I would suggest getting a 28 spoke front wheel, it weighs less and is not a critical strength part of your bike. If the wheels are going to be your "Race Wheels" then I would get the front radially "straight" laced as well.(Shorter spokes=less weight) and get the rear 28 spoke as well, although I would stick with 3 cross lacing pattern. As far as the individual components there are many good brands to choose from, and many companies are now making great wheelsets, i.e. Mavic Crossmax, Ritchey Speedmax, Cane Creek Cronos, just to name a few. As far as just hubs, I like Chris King very reliable and good looking, or a set of Huegi Hubs, swiss made and very smooth. Rims, I can't suggest one company of another, most are very good, although my last set of rims were Velocity Aeroheat AT rims. I got these because you can get them in cool colors. Mine were Powdercoated Red with Black DT spokes.(Very Sharp) Oh, and they were lace to Huegi hubs.