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Old 01-12-05, 05:15 AM
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King Hubs?

Someone threw out the idea of King hubs since I'm so hard on my wheel as is....what do you all think?
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Old 01-12-05, 08:10 AM
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VERY EXPENSIVE!

VERY WORTH IT!

Actually, I wouldn't spend the cha-ching on them yet. I know you've been doing a lot of riding and I'm guessing the weight is coming off. I'd use it as an incentive until you drop some more weight. You ARE going to stress ANY hubs you buy. I'd get some affordable mid-level quality hubs and save your money.

Chris King hubs ALONE will cost you close to $400.00.

The rims and the spokes are more of your concern. Buy a beefier rim and stick with 14gauge spokes laced 3-cross.
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Old 01-12-05, 08:14 AM
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Yep, just get good quality hubs. Theres this one that says DT swiss and hayes on the other side, its very nice and just 25 bucks or so. Get strong spokes like DT competition, get them hand built, 36h. Your wheel be strong.
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Alrighty. Yeah...while we were on the trail I somehow manage to break a spoke...it made me cry
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The strongest wheelbuild will be one using a hub with the largest flange you can find...
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THats why i say try out those hayes hubs. I mean they are just 25 bucks, dt swiss and support disc brakes. im using htem now. They have a large flange. I believe many wheelbuilders rate their wheels to well over 500 pounds, but they have good spoke tension all the way around, a wheel is a very strong structual figure. use competition too
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