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Cyclocross wheel and shifters question

Old 09-21-12, 06:24 PM
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Cyclocross wheel and shifters question

It may be posted before, but I couldn't find any up to date information.
I have a cross frame, that I'm starting to buy parts, but I'm stuck on the wheels, It has 135mm rear spacing, I do not have astronomical budget and carbon is out, what would be a decent wheel set not a chipo but not something so you can go to moon, I will do lot of commuting and few dirt cross races a year, although I have two more cross bikes. I'll be either using Sram Force or Ultegra, on the new bike, I have being always using Ultegra and rode Sram Force few times, and could not find a big difference, and if you have a any input on that I appreciated.
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The problem with 135 spacing and rim brakes is most off the shelf wheelsets are going to be on the heavy side.

In your situation I would probably try to buy a front and build/ have a shop build a front that's a reasonable match. There are some Bontrager branded Chris King hubs out there that are 100/135 that sometimes go for cheap. They are 20/24 though I think so maybe not good if you're heavier. Could be laced to some deeper rims though.

For cross I think even Apex shifters would be fine. Go Force for the rd.
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Cyclocross wheel and shifters question

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The problem with 135 spacing and rim brakes is most off the shelf wheelsets are going to be on the heavy side.

In your situation I would probably try to buy a front and build/ have a shop build a front that's a reasonable match. There are some Bontrager branded Chris King hubs out there that are 100/135 that sometimes go for cheap. They are 20/24 though I think so maybe not good if you're heavier. Could be laced to some deeper rims though.

For cross I think even Apex shifters would be fine. Go Force for the rd.
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I'm 155 lbs, and I like your approach, I was also thinking of my LBS handle the wheel situation, I have FSA 46/36 crank set, can I use it with Sram Force? reason is break set(cantis) handlebar seat post is all FSA although only thing I have as a Sram is a rd I bought at Ebay (it was a good price). I have Ultegra both front shifters already.
But I would like to lean to Sram Force, if I can.
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The Ultegra shifters and the SRAM rd won't play together. The FSA crankset will work with either company's shifters.
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The Ultegra shifters and the SRAM rd won't play together. The FSA crankset will work with either company's shifters.
I know, Sram and Shimano don't go together, these were the parts I have,and trying to decide to go all Sram Force or all Ultegra on shifter and derailleurs. I think coast wise they are close to each other, I do have Ultegra shifters, but I can get Sram Force shifter since I already have a Sram force rd. Also FSA crank set 36/46t will be OK with Sram?
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Originally Posted by will be was
I know, Sram and Shimano don't go together, these were the parts I have,and trying to decide to go all Sram Force or all Ultegra on shifter and derailleurs. I think coast wise they are close to each other, I do have Ultegra shifters, but I can get Sram Force shifter since I already have a Sram force rd. Also FSA crank set 36/46t will be OK with Sram?
If you didn't have anything they might be similar cost-wise, but a Shimano RD will be a whole lot cheaper than Force shifters. But if you want SRAM and have the money then that doesn't matter so much. I was just confused about what your intentions were.

Anyway, yes, the FSA 46/36 will be OK with SRAM.
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A 135 rear is a MTB width, now with 29er becoming popular, its another 622/700c wheel
you might find those as a machine built , hand finished relative bargain..

see what your LBS can order.. if nothing sits on a peg, in stock.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
A 135 rear is a MTB width, now with 29er becoming popular, its another 622/700c wheel
you might find those as a machine built , hand finished relative bargain..

see what your LBS can order.. if nothing sits on a peg, in stock.
So a 29er will fit, I have not thought about that,this answers my primary question, and 'll start to shop around for Force most likely, unless I find a killer deal on Ultegra.
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You could get a Shimano M629 SLX hub laced to Velocity A23s Don't need to use the disc rotor mount.
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The axles can be changed..

FWIW roadie hubs may not be as crud shielded as MTB hubs,
so for Cross may be better to not use the premium priced road hubs
[unless paid to]
I do not have astronomical budget
more reason to just get modest spec wheels ..

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