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    wheel question

    I've searched for the last hour and haven't been able to find what I'm looking for.

    I'm looking for a wheel set that is bombproof, mostly because i'm over 210 lbs. and will do all sorts of riding, from commuting, ie potholes and such, to some trail riding. I don't want to have to worry about getting them trued every other week.

    As some of you know, I recently bought a redline conquest pro...rear spacing is 135mm...it's also got disc brakes.

    Any suggestions?

    1. extremely durable
    2. disc brakes
    3. 135 mm
    4. 700c

    Thanks!

    Tyler

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    Build your own.

    Chris King ISO Disc Hubs
    Mavic CXP33 Rims

    Pick your own spoke count

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    There are multiple threads like this over in clydesdales

    the set up that works for me (95kg/210lbs++)

    dtswiss 240s disc
    mavic cxp33 black
    dtswiss 2.0 stainless straight guage spokes laced 3 cross with brass nipples

    They're bombproof but pretty darn stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tydaddy View Post
    I don't want to have to worry about getting them trued every other week.
    Velocity Synergy rims, O/C for the rear, laced 32x3 with double-butted spokes.

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    Try these, Ty...

    Cheap, stout, handbuilt, and disc-compatible.

    I have a set on my disc-equipped cyclocross which is used for winter/bad pavement rides. I weigh 195 and have ridden through some massive potholes with no ill effects.

    http://www.rockymountaincyclery.com/...heelset/Detail

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    THE 28" trek tires and wheels have taken the pounding of the boney gravel of Eastern Maine and Maine roads in general [always bad]for years without normal complaint one broken spoke and 1 flat tire.The TIRES I run hard as a brick and on the gravel of the stud mill road I stand on the pedals all I can. In my good rideing yrs I went about 270lbs now 240. I would recomend my 7300 Trek 24spd. as a tough utility bike./Kenneth

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    Velocity Synergy rims, O/C for the rear, laced 32x3 with double-butted spokes.
    A guy at my LBS recommended velocity. He said he could have them built for about 430/pair. I'm not sure I wanna spend that much at this point. Either way, thanks for the advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwr1961 View Post
    Try these, Ty...

    Cheap, stout, handbuilt, and disc-compatible.

    I have a set on my disc-equipped cyclocross which is used for winter/bad pavement rides. I weigh 195 and have ridden through some massive potholes with no ill effects.

    http://www.rockymountaincyclery.com/...heelset/Detail
    wow, thats the cheapest i've seen for those wheels. Is the rear hub 130 or 135?

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    I did some research on the forums here (clyde, mechanics, touring) and I built my own set using Velocity Deep V's (may not take as wide of a tire as you want though) using 36 x 3 pattern with double-butted spokes. The Velocity Dyad was also recommended many times in the touring forum and can take a much wider tire. I am 210lbs and I started breaking spokes on old wheels so I wanted something tough and cheap and consistently ran into "use 36 spokes and a deep V rim." You can find good deals on spokes on the web and find a reasonable hub. The link is for regular hubs though, I don't know anything about disc brakes.

    Not disc, but I bought these for my commuter. 700 laced to MTB hubs, 36 spokes. I tightened up the tension a little bit, and you cannot beat the price. They have some really good deals on that site, but all the disc hub wheelsets I saw were 26". Would a disc 29er work?

    I would think you could build them yourself much cheaper than $430. Can you reuse your current hubs? That would put the price under $200. Lots of great sites (and info here) on wheel building and my set hasn't fallen apart yet, but I've only got about 200mi on them. Another good site.

    All in all, I've read many opinions that some type of Velocity rim will be extremely durable and more cost effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tydaddy View Post
    wow, thats the cheapest i've seen for those wheels. Is the rear hub 130 or 135?

    135's... It's a shop in Northern Colorado. They ship really fast.

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