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Old 12-08-06, 11:32 AM
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I have a hand-built set (by me) that are a set of Mavic D321's laced to some Profile Racing hubs with DT swiss 14 gauge spokes and aluminum nipples.

They are getting kinda old, but they are still round and true and better than any wheelset I can afford at the moment.

I prefer Mavic rims for a build up, because they are straighter and rounder than Sun or even Velocity rims and are easier to build w/o having to compensate for an ovalized rim. IOW, their tolerances are tighter than other manuf. I used. (in general, not everytime)

If I had the money, I'd consider a new wheelset, A set of Chris King hubs laced to ?, I dunno. Not an issue right now.

A good set of machine built wheels that are "medium" duty are some Sun Rhyno's. I ran a set of these for a couple years with only minor truing. Well, I did have to replace the front, but that was a big crash and burn and had nothing to do with the quality of the rim/wheel.
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