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Custom wheel build rims???

Postby theprophet » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:29 pm

Sooo... im going to be upgrading my wheelset from my shimano r 550's
I was thinking of getting these hubs: http://www.tokenproducts.com/index.php? ... 170&page=4

I want to get something that is fairly lightweight and aero. I was thinking 50mm deep. can i have some suggestions on spokes and rims please to make a strong, lightweight, aero, high end wheelset.

I weight around 75kg, have a budget of around $750, going to start racing soon so want something fast and zippy and lightweight for hill climbs. please give me some recommendations. all suggestions is appreciated.
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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby Dave R32 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:08 am

If it was me I would pass on the 50mm deep rims and spend money on better hubs, laced into Velocity A23 or similar rims. Or increase your budget and spend money on Enve rims with Dura-Ace, Chris King, Alchemy or White Industries hubs.

Have a look at wheelbuilder.com for some ideas of builds.

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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby Crawf » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:16 am

You wont squeeze in decent hubs (as mentioned above) and carbon rims for $750 on a custom build, more like $850-1000 and that's with generic carbon, there will need to be compromise in that price range I think..
You'll have money to spare if you go down the FarSports route for example, generic rims, Asian hubs, good spokes.
You could go clo$e with generic carbon rims + WI h2 & h3.
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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby theprophet » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:14 pm

would aaluminium rims cut it?
ill see how much money I can collect but I need to buy a garmin first then hopefully get some wheels and slowly upgrade my bike til it is the very best
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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby Crawf » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:26 pm

Of course they would, a few to look at...

ZTR Alpha 400
H+ Son Archetype
Kinlin XR300 or XR 270
BHS C472w

You could lace up some sweet hubs and CX-Rays for the money.
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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby biker jk » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:38 pm

Crawf wrote:Of course they would, a few to look at...

ZTR Alpha 400
H+ Son Archetype
Kinlin XR300 or XR 270
BHS C472w

You could lace up some sweet hubs and CX-Rays for the money.


All good suggestions. I have wheelsets with the Kinlin XR270 and BHS C472w rims. They are 27mm and 28mm deep, respectively. The wider rim (C472w) is preferable since it's more aero (due to tyre being flush with the rim), provides a more comfortable ride (I run 10psi lower pressures) and allows better cornering (a 23mm tyre is 25mm wide on this rim).
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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby Dave R32 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:45 pm

theprophet wrote:would aaluminium rims cut it?
ill see how much money I can collect but I need to buy a garmin first then hopefully get some wheels and slowly upgrade my bike til it is the very best


Lots of races have been and will be won on alloy rims :)

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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby theprophet » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:32 pm

Aluminium it is then ill keep an eye around for any good sales on around my area
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Re: Custom wheel build rims???

Postby gururug » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:03 pm

Fancy hubs are overrated, cash is better spent on the spokes IMO ..... kinlins on 105 with cxrays alloy nips to minimise rotational mass, the generic carbon + WI is also a nice option if you trust cheap carbon.
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