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dual duty custom wheels...853
Sep 19, 2002 10:20 AM
I know this subject has been done before and I have done a search and read many post but it still seems very confusing.

I weight 230lbs I have been using Mavic Ksyriums for about a year and a half w/ no problems. I want a set of wheels that I can use on a daily bases and race on without fear of destroying something to expensive.

I was thinking Dura-Ace hubs or AmClassic hubs(if these will hold up to my weight and daily training)

The dilema is - What hubs to use?
What rims to use?
What spoke count?
What spoke gauge?
What spoke pattern?
All to be built as a stiff,somewhat light,dual-duty wheels.
What do you guys suggest? Is there such a thing?
Sometimes boreing is good.Spoke Wrench
Sep 19, 2002 10:36 AM
CXP 33 rim, 32 spoke, 14/15/14 gauge spokes, cross 3. Not braggable weight wise and not much for style points, but worry free.
I agree with Spoke Wrench (nm)TrekFurthur
Sep 20, 2002 6:52 AM
A bit confusingKerry
Sep 19, 2002 4:56 PM
Let me get this straight - you've got Ksyriums now and are using them with no problems? It seems you have no need for another set of wheels. Did the Ksyriums fail in some way? If they are still working fine, then you won't get any performance improvements from any other reasonably priced wheels, so what is the motivation to change?
..agree, status quo rules. No problems=no replacement. nmSpunout
Sep 20, 2002 3:34 AM
Kerry, why do you always have to question what I am doing?853
Sep 20, 2002 6:42 AM
It's always a good idea to have an extra set. I had an extra set that I sold with a bike I had. So I have extra cash and would like an extra set of wheels for winter training. When it rains potholes always get hidden underwater, why would I want to ruin my K's in these conditions, Would you?
I also mentioned that I had K's to show what type of wheel has held up under my wieght. I'm looking for something with similar qualities - strength,stiffness,and maybe even close in weight.

If anybody has any real advise for wheels it would be greatly appreciated,
Another set of Ks then???? (nm)Spunout
Sep 20, 2002 11:15 AM
those CXPs sound goodweiwentg
Sep 20, 2002 2:58 PM
you could also try velocity fusions or deep Vs, I guess.
Sorry to offendKerry
Sep 20, 2002 4:13 PM
Your original post did not make clear that you were looking for a second set of wheels. I incorrectly assumed that you wanted to replace your Ksyriums.
no sweat, I guess I didn't make that clear in the 1st post. nm853
Sep 21, 2002 9:38 AM