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Old 02-22-08, 07:13 PM   #1
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New wheelset build! Help me out

I just came across a keirin frame, which I have to get new hubs for. (90 front/110 rear)

I going with some Novatec track hubs. DA hubs are nice, but they're not sealed, and it rains a lot here in SF. The Novatec hubs are sealed, and nearly half the price, so they're a good/solid choice, right?

But now I need some suggestions on rims. I don't want Deep V's. I want something cleaner and with lower profile, but still pretty strong.

What do you guys recommend? Open Pro's? CXP22's?
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Old 02-22-08, 07:26 PM   #2
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either/or. what about velocity fusions or aeroheads?
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Which ones give me the most bang for my buck?

bang, I guess would be defined in terms of solidity or bombproof-ness at 32H
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Go Open Pro 28 hole front 36 hole rear
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Were you able to find fixed / fixed Novatechs? All the ones I've seen on eBay are fixed/free, which is lame.
Both Open Pros and 22s are great - If you're on a budget, 22s are fine but Open Pros are worth the extra cost. They're the best mix of light and tough that I've seen, although I probably wouldn't use them on my everyday bike.
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Were you able to find fixed / fixed Novatechs? All the ones I've seen on eBay are fixed/free, which is lame.
Both Open Pros and 22s are great - If you're on a budget, 22s are fine but Open Pros are worth the extra cost. They're the best mix of light and tough that I've seen, although I probably wouldn't use them on my everyday bike.
http://keirinculture.com/store//cata...sort=2a&page=1

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Aha, thanks. But why is the fixed/fixed set $120 and the fixed / free set $60?
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i rocked 110 novatecs to velocity aeroheads and liked them very much.
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Aha, thanks. But why is the fixed/fixed set $120 and the fixed / free set $60?
Orginial NJS spacing. 90mm front, 110mm rear. As apposed to most "new" keirin frames and nearly all other track frames of, 100mm front, 120mm rear.
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If you're considering Open Pros, you should also look at CXP33's. They're slightly heavier, but are also "semi-aero". Semi-aero offers no aero benefit but looks sharp and usually makes a somewhat stronger rim. They run about the same price as OPs. I've ridden both and both are quite excellent.
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