First time poster here.
I'm building up a Soma Double-Cross as a light touring and occasional cyclocross rig. I've picked up a pair of Bontrager Maverick 700c 36 spoke rims at 490 grams each and Ultegra Hubs to build up as the light touring wheelset. I'll have a second set of Open Pros on Ultegra Hubs for cyclocross.
I'm a not quite but very nearly ultralight backpacker who weighs just 155 lbs. I'm aware that the higher bottom bracket will give the frame a little less than ideal stablility for touring. The bike will also be quite heavy for cyclocross, 21-23 lbs. depending on which wheelset and tires it is set up with.
Assuming I plan to use a pair of Arkel T-42's on the rear and T-22's on the front:
Should I use butted spokes for durability?
Or should I use straight gauge for stiffness?
Or should I not bother because neither will carry the load?
Thanx for your opinions in advance,
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