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Old 04-24-08, 10:30 PM
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Help with Custom Wheelbuild! Suggestions?

Well, I thought I was set on my wheelbuild but apparently not.

My info:
  • I'm 150lbs + gear.
  • XC riding
  • Fully rigid SS
  • Want to be able to run 2.1-2.5 Tires

I've decided so far on the following:
  • White Industries Disc Hubs
  • DT Competition Butted Spokes in Black
  • Silver Brass Nipples

Considering:
  • Mavic 717 Disc (395g)
  • DT Swiss XR 4.2D Disc Rim (400g)
  • Mavic 719 Disc (460g)
  • Syncros DP25 (514g)

Can the 717 Disc's or DT Swiss' handle a larger tire?

Your recommendation?
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Old 04-25-08, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by TheSergeant View Post
Well, I thought I was set on my wheelbuild but apparently not.

My info:
  • I'm 150lbs + gear.
  • XC riding
  • Fully rigid SS
  • Want to be able to run 2.1-2.5 Tires

I've decided so far on the following:
  • White Industries Disc Hubs
  • DT Competition Butted Spokes in Black
  • Silver Brass Nipples

Considering:
  • Mavic 717 Disc (395g)
  • DT Swiss XR 4.2D Disc Rim (400g)
  • Mavic 719 Disc (460g)
  • Syncros DP25 (514g)

Can the 717 Disc's or DT Swiss' handle a larger tire?

Your recommendation?
They could all handle larger tires, but I'd stick with a 2.3 or so for your rigid SS. You're a light lil guy so you won't need burly wheels, but I've been extremely happy with my Hope Pro II / EX5.1d / DT Comp setup. Best set I've ever had.

So my recommendation is the DT XR 4.2D setup.
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Old 04-25-08, 04:59 AM
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Yeah...I'm thinking about getting a pair. I'm going to have to sell my bike to do it, but they'll look pretty on my wall.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Yeah...I'm thinking about getting a pair. I'm going to have to sell my bike to do it, but they'll look pretty on my wall.
Plus all the cool kids have them..........
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
Plus all the cool kids have them..........
Kids...you just gave me an idea...I can sell my kids.
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Stans rims FTW.
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I'm the same weight as you 150 and use 2.24's on my 717 rims without a problem.
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I am 180 lbs and I have Mavic xc717 discs and they have held up fine. I've run up to 2.4 on them but they are a touch narrow for that. I'd recommend the mavic or DT swiss rim the syncros is good but too heavy and over kill for you.

great choice on the hubs and the spokes -DTcomps are great. Check out Hope Pro II hubs too they are great too.
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Hope Pro II with DT Swiss 4.1D and DT spokes. Universal Cycles can do the build for you. They do nice work. Chain Reaction Cycles also build nice wheels, although you'll want to keep a close eye on their hub prices, as the non-euro components can be frighteningly expensive.
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Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
Hope Pro II with DT Swiss 4.1D and DT spokes. Universal Cycles can do the build for you. They do nice work. Chain Reaction Cycles also build nice wheels, although you'll want to keep a close eye on their hub prices, as the non-euro components can be frighteningly expensive.
Hey...that's who built mine. +1 on the build quality. Those guys do a nice job.
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