I'm new to this forum (I think I've posted here once). I raced cross a few times on a street/light freestyle(it fit bigger tires in stays) oriented track frame with a cross fork. I didn't set any recordds, but I had alotta fun and would like to do it more seriously next season.
So I've wanted to build a do it all kind of bike for the spring, and just took the plunge in ordering a Cross Check frameset. It'll be used for getting around, some very light touring(only very light load on rear+trailer), messengering, and of course cross I'm pretty set on how I want to build it. I originally planned to buy my friend's 105 groupset, but thought some things wouldn't be quite appropriate for how I wanted to use the bike (52t road crankset, brakes, etc) So I'm doing it piece by piece. I'm using an FSA c/x crankset along with 105 shifters, cassette, and derailluers.
But anyway I'm trying to keep it relatively light, and don't need the wheelset to carry a serious load. I only weigh 140lbs. But this is where I'm stuck, wheels. I kind of want a radial front and was thinking a 28h 105 hub laced to an aerohead in front and a 32h fusion rear.
My friend who is helping me with the build for some reason is very anti-fusion and says I should just do a 36h front/rear for cross. He also doesn't think the 105 road hubs are beefy enough.
So basically what would you use for a multipurpose bike?
(sorry for the long rambly post haha)