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    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
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    Cheap bomb-proof wheel build opinions

    I put together an order for wheel components that I'm going to build up with my LBS. Primary goals: Low cost, high durability, not look like crapola, not weigh tons. Here's what I got:

    Hubs: Formula 32h (essentially IROs)
    Rims: Salsa Delgado CX 32h (eyeletted), at the shopowners recommendation.
    Spokes: DT Swiss double-butted

    The exact specification of the spoke sizing can wait, since the rims are on backorder. Just wondering what people on here thought of it.
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    Me talk pretty one day. eyefloater's Avatar
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    If it's a cyclocross rim (I've also seen it pitched as a touring rim), it should be bomb proof. I've been considering the Formula hubs for my "best bang for the buck" bike.

    - eyefloater

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    idée fixée iamjberube's Avatar
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    i have iros laced to open pros, 14 months on them with no problems.

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    i run the delgados off-road and wiegh 230... (same setup as yours but with paul hubs)

    also got a delgado laced o an on-one hub on the back of the commuter

    nuthin but true so far
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