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thoughts on alloy vs. brass nipples(2 posts)

thoughts on alloy vs. brass nipplesDaveG
Mar 25, 2001 6:31 AM
I am thinking about getting a new set of wheels built up. Probably Mavic Open Pro on Chorus hubs, 32 spoke. I was debating the advantages/disadvantages of brass vs alloy nipples. What's the downside of alloy nipples? Are they substantially less durable then brass? I tend to err on the conservative side when it comes to durability/reliability. I weigh 180lbs and do not race. Any comments?
stick with brass for durability... (nm)dave
Mar 25, 2001 9:28 AM