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Old 01-30-13, 06:42 PM   #1
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So confused... Building the proper wheelset

I seriously need your input guys.

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I'd go 32h 3x and you'd never have an issue with stiffness. I'm a weight weenie at heart and will admit to you how little the 4 extra spokes matter in terms of weight and how essential they are in terms of stiffness.

It is literally less than a 25 gram difference between 28h and 32h.

And it's track cycling... Weight pretty much doesn't matter, let alone a measly 25 grams.
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^^^

Aero drag does though, so less spokes the better. Shorter spokes are better so high flange (especially at your weight) will allow that. Though honestly why not a disc rear? Mechanic watt advantage offsets weight and you can get a lot of older, stiff Zipps for cheap.

The radial lacing on the front...on a 60...I dunno. At 154 I did my pursuits and team sprint on a 90 with 20 spokes and low flange radial. Add 40 pounds and lengthen the spokes and I could see that getting a bit squirmy.

Tons of high flange hubs out there these days for cheap.
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Old 01-30-13, 11:44 PM   #4
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(Can't sleep, thinking about all this, damn)

Thanks for the useful info.

I really hate the feeling of letting the power off 1/10000000 of a watt just because you think about the risks of breaking something. I guess I'll go with 32h 3X / high flange just to be sure. I just don't want to carry useless weight/drag.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zipp-Track-H...item2c6ac73fcb

you could always lace these up =)
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With deep rims, you can get away with fewer spokes - even with a low spoke count, where the spokes meet the rim (at a smaller "internal diameter"), the spokes are still close enough together to be quite stiff. Add a high flange hub, and the short spoke length means that once again, you've got the makings of a stiff wheel.
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Call me anencephalous but I've decided to go with 28h 2x high flange rear and 24h radial low flange front.
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