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    poor college student Hoya1500's Avatar
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    Wheel building for a Cyclocross bike

    Hey everyone,

    I'm in the market for a new 'cross bike (in my pursuits to create a cycling arsenal). I've got everything sorted out as far as frame, gruppo, and cockpit are concerned. The only thing left i've got to figure out is a wheelset. I'm 5' 8", weigh a hair under 160lbs, and will be using this bike for basic 'cross riding and potentially racing (also, might use it as a rain/snow bike to keep my road racer safe).

    I need help deciding whether to use a road rim (appx 19-20mm in width) or a dedicated cyclocross/trekking/29er rim (appx. 22-25mm in width) and understanding what implications this will have regarding performance, tire options, and reliability. Also, I'm open to any hub suggestions you might have. Currently, I've been thinking about using Shimano Ultegra hubs for best bang-for-the-buck, ease of adjustment and serviceability.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
    -Jeff

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    Made in Norway Lectron's Avatar
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    Myselves, I just laced up these

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    Weight weenieness is a disease very often caused by the lack of good results. Just a few steps below doping in terms of desperation

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    Senior Member Iffacus's Avatar
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    Shimano Ultegra hubs with Mavic Open Pro rims
    Prerace, I use a misplaced faith in my innate ability, with a dose of needless optimism. For recovery, I use self-delusional techniques.

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    wow... you could skip the lights at night with those tires.
    ...made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs

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    What hubs are those? They look a bit like Tune. Miche and Hope also make red hubs. Mmmm

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    Made in Norway Lectron's Avatar
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    Tune. Klick the pic
    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    Weight weenieness is a disease very often caused by the lack of good results. Just a few steps below doping in terms of desperation

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