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Old 10-15-16, 02:46 PM
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wheel question im after a good set of wheels700c that will take 25mm or 28mm ,strong enough to take rear panniers and tent maybe a wee bit of rough stuff . good for climbing fast riding and doesnt cost an arm and a leg to buy.

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Since you are overseas, my suggestions here are worthless.
Check out merlin cycles website. Ive seen they will custom build. And they have prebuilt too.
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Shimano LX, lace the rear straight 14 and 15. Velocity rims 36. Touring and downhill rims tend to match up pretty well. Look up Jan Heine's info on why you should be riding 35-42, you are in peleton range there, and you are considering a little rough stuff to boot.

https://janheine.wordpress.com/2013/...limeters-make/
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Old 10-15-16, 03:28 PM
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cheers lads my new bike is 28 max plenty wide enough for this ould bird.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Since you are overseas, my suggestions here are worthless.
Check out merlin cycles website. Ive seen they will custom build. And they have prebuilt too.
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Originally Posted by antokelly View Post
wheel question im after a good set of wheels700c that will take 25mm or 28mm ,strong enough to take rear panniers and tent maybe a wee bit of rough stuff . good for climbing fast riding and doesnt cost an arm and a leg to buy.

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Is this for a road bike? I got a "custom" 36H shimano ultegra hub/mavic rim setup off chainreaction that's taken a pretty good beating so far. All I did was re-true/dish the things when they came in and off I went.
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Originally Posted by manapua_man View Post
Is this for a road bike? I got a "custom" 36H shimano ultegra hub/mavic rim setup off chainreaction that's taken a pretty good beating so far. All I did was re-true/dish the things when they came in and off I went.
bit of everything cyclo cross road touring exactly the bike i've been after this past few years.
i buy from crc a lot so i'll check them out.
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Old 10-15-16, 05:34 PM
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Yea, 36 spoke .. hub whatever the rest of the drive train is .. front can be 32 since it's not dished and your weight is mostly on the tail end.

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antokelly, There is probably a dozen different rims that'll work. I have a set of 32H CXP22 rims for a build in progress and I'd used them a lot last year on my distance roadie. They seem indestructible, for now. They are a little heavy at ~510 grams, which isn't too terrible for an aero rim. They aren't very expensive to boot.

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Old 10-16-16, 08:29 AM
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cheers Brad i have a lovely set custom wheels on my road bike 105 hubs dt spokes 36 and mavic open pro rims but i dont think they woul take 28mm i ride gatorskins 25mm all the time excellent tyres . my plan is to use 2 ortlieb classic panniers and tent in the rear rack all my gear is quality lightweight just have to be clever with cloths and other gear keep things as light as i can and still be comfy.
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Old 10-16-16, 11:34 AM
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I went with Velocity Ailerons 32 hole, White CLD hubs, Wheelsmith DB spokes. Light, strong and fast wheels. Not cheap though.
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Disc or rim brake? No matter what brand, be sure to chose tubeless ready rims. They're stronger for the same weight (or lighter for the same strength) due to design changes. And as tubeless road/touring tyres continue to come on the market you'll be ready for the inevitable change.
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The most important thing is you get them built by someone reputable. Machine built wheels don't last. None of mine have, and even the ones my much, much lighter wife has haven't either. They either don't stay true worth a damn or they break spokes. Yes, even 36 spoke bontrager wheels failed on my wife due to probably a bad combination of components and all that. The wheels that came with the Trek 520 are utter thrash.

A good builder can
A) find the correct wheel component set that works (DT competition at the least but Alpine III is even better)
B) actually build the wheel so that it will last

If you're in the UK you could as Spa Cycles. Apparently their wheelsets are pretty well regarded.
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Old 10-16-16, 01:52 PM
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i was thinking of going 28 tire on the rear and 25 on the front ,i used marathon supreams before found them excellent but i dont think they come in 700x25 could be wrong tho.
the guys im buying the new from has a wheel builder in Belfast so i might ask if they can sort me out, but custom is always expensive i know there worth it but im stretched money wise, still no hurry hope to have this baby up and running in the new 4 or 6 months (famous last words)
thanks guys advice much appreciated.
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anto, The OPs will take a 28 mm tire. Worth a try.

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