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Old 07-11-18, 08:27 PM
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TiHabanero
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My experience has been the rim greatly affects wheel durability and strength. A good, sturdy, heavier rim made to handle loads is essential to a tough wheel build. Not sure the A23 is a good choice for a loaded touring bike. DT Swiss hubs have solved cassette body failures for many people I know including my own son. DT 14 gauge spokes are excellent for durability and toughness.

Last year I built a rear wheel using Wheelsmith spokes and they started popping heads after 300 miles. Changed to DT 14 and now have 1000 miles without even a wheel true. In the 90's we had this same issue with Wheelsmith spokes and Campy hubs. I forgot about this and used Campy Nuovo Record from 1986. They don't like Wheelsmith spokes!
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