usernameforme wrote:jacks1071 wrote:Round spokes
nothing wrong with that, Sapim Race spokes, DT competition are quality spokes (note that this wheel uses "house-brand" spokes... they look like Pillar's to me, I've personally had good experiences with their spokes)jacks1071 wrote:shallow box section rim
ala Mavic Ksyrium (yes that is apples to pears a bit...)jacks1071 wrote:hubs and bearings of unknown quality
I might just be lucky, but the cheap hubs I've bought are pretty nice for the price (Bitex and Novatec) Nothing like Alchemy's or Tune hubs but they work. Not sure how lucky you'll get with those hubs though...jacks1071 wrote:Don't think a 70kg rider won't break/buckle a flimsy wheel
FWIW: 75kg rider, same rim, 24/28 CX-Rays on Dati hubs, finds it flexy and is often popping spokes. into
For the record, I'm not trying to pick apart your post Jacks1071, just offering another viewpoint
Your not seriously comparing the rim in those photos to a Mavic? Other than the rim depth and maybe the hole count I can't see any similarities.
To make a 24mm rim into a strong wheel you need either really wide hub flanges, or lots of spokes, or re-enforcing on the rim like Shimano and Mavic use.
Any performance wheelset should have at a bare minimum bladed spokes.