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    spastic in time billypilgrim's Avatar
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    recommend a touring/cx wheel?

    Hi,
    I'm going to post this question in the cx forum as well, but basically I am looking to build a bombproof touring wheelset that can double as a bombproof cx wheelset. since this wheelset will be serving on two different frames, i can sort of justify using some pretty nice components. What do people recommend? I'm about 150lbs, so I was just going to use 36 spokes, and was lusting after some phil wood hubs, but other than that, I have no leads. I'm particularly curious about rims. Any good, solid, but not too heavy rims that could take loaded touring and hard knocks on douglas fir roots? thanks!
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    I used Shimano RH550 Road rims on a 1000 mile tour, supporting my 150lbs and my bikes 80lbs. People thought I was crazy. 20 spokes in back and 16 up front.

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    Try 700C Velocity Synergy wheels with 14 gage stainless Wheel-Smith spokes. I have them on my touring/commuting bike. As a Clyde with a heavy commuting load I've only broken one spoke in over 10,000 miles.
    This space open

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    These rims are a little heavy, but really strong (but not cheap)

    http://www.dtswiss.com/Products/Comp...s/TK-rims.aspx

    Get good (105 or better) hubs.

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