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    W.w.y.d.

    Lets say you could put together a decent fixed wheel (your first) and you had a target cost of $70-85+. Your options are:
    Rims
    MA3 or CXP 22@ $27
    Open Pro @ $46
    Hubs
    Suzue Pro Max @ $50
    Formula @ $26
    Suzue Jr @ $20

    Question being, would it be more important to get the best rim for your money or the best hub?
    Secondly, what would you do?

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    i'd go for the ma3/formula combo.
    none of the stuff on your list is bad (except for the jr. hub), so you'd be safe going with any of 'em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    i'd go for the ma3/formula combo.
    none of the stuff on your list is bad (except for the jr. hub), so you'd be safe going with any of 'em...
    get outta my head

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    The Suzue Promax is really nice, but Formula are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transplant
    get outta my head
    no way, it's nice and roomy in here

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    Also, you gotta think about how your going to get your wheel built up, and also cost for spokes.
    just don't get the suzue jr. the Formulas will def. be your best bet.
    physics hertz.

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    thats a good price on open pro's
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    you might want some spokes too.

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    these wholesale prices? that's a cheap OP.
    I'd probably do OP/Formula,but you'd be good lacing up any of those, except the Jr.

    Or I'd just get these
    http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR
    and tension them myself
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    I'm with dolface on the combination. I take it you intend to build it yourself?
    coat hangers = free spokes, or try guitar strings, they're strong

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    Remember, with the Pro Max hubs, you get a cool hologram.
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    i'm thinking something similar for my next build. i'm leading towards open pro/promax right now. i guess its really a question of what the difference is between formula and promax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moximitre
    I'm with dolface on the combination. I take it you intend to build it yourself?
    coat hangers = free spokes, or try guitar strings, they're strong
    and you can play music on them.

    i agree with dolface, except i think the cxp22's would be fine, too, though my reasons are dumb--i had cxp33's that were pretty good....
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    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel
    and you can play music on them.
    you can tune spokes, too, but you probably wouldn't have a very true wheel.

    but if you have a junk wheel that you salvaged, and you're musically inclined, you should try this. it's fun like woah.
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    Echoing what other people have said, you must work in a shop. If you're going to ride on the street, Open Pros are a really bad idea. While they're light, round rims, they have a very small profile not ideal for riding on sh!tty streets. Get CXP33s if you want a bombproof rim. As far as hubs, I think the Pro Maxes are sealed, so for maximum length between hub overhauls, sealed is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Echoing what other people have said, you must work in a shop. If you're going to ride on the street, Open Pros are a really bad idea. While they're light, round rims, they have a very small profile not ideal for riding on sh!tty streets. Get CXP33s if you want a bombproof rim. As far as hubs, I think the Pro Maxes are sealed, so for maximum length between hub overhauls, sealed is the way to go.
    this has come up before, but "sealed" isn't the same thing as "cartridge bearing." some loose-ball (cup and cone) bearings are sealed very well by design, and some cartridge bearings suck at keeping out the mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    this has come up before, but "sealed" isn't the same thing as "cartridge bearing." some loose-ball (cup and cone) bearings are sealed very well by design, and some cartridge bearings suck at keeping out the mud.
    i'm glad that someone else made this distinction for me. few things annoy me more than the way that people conflate cartridge and sealed (and loose and unsealed).

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    Thanks for being as helpful as you guys were. This is my first legit and a good intro to Bike Forums. The prices are wholesale plus 20%, not bad. Im going to be building these myself. Wheelbuild virgin here, any tips?



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    Im going to be building these myself. Wheelbuild virgin here, any tips? <-- buy the book.

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    The one part of wheelbuilding that I eff up every time is the placement of the first spoke on the second side - I always manage to get one hole away from where it should be and have to shift everything over. Otherwise, it's pretty easy if you're patient and follow a guide, Sheldon's for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1>2
    Im going to be building these myself. Wheelbuild virgin here, any tips?
    stress-relieving, unwinding, and spoke prep/nipple lubrication. educate yourself on these topics before building!

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    to anyone commenting on the cheap $46 OPs, you can get em off performance for $45, plus $8.50 shipping I think, so not too much more.
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