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Follow up on Deep V/Record/CX-Ray build(8 posts)

Follow up on Deep V/Record/CX-Ray buildB2
Nov 15, 2003 9:43 AM
Well I've decided to go with the Deep V build, record hubs and CX-Ray spokes. I've been able to round up the parts (haven't ordered yet) for about $370 plus shipping.

I plan on using 28H 2x spoking both front and rear. I'm not worried about the front, but I am wondering if 2x in the rear might be a bad idea. I don't want to use radial lacing in the front since it voids the hub warranty. Comments?

re: Follow up on Deep V/Record/CX-Ray buildMShaw
Nov 15, 2003 11:10 AM
Personal opinion is that you won't have a problem with radially lacing the front, but it is up to you.

If you insist on crossing the spokes, I'd modify the front lacing to 1x.

I've done 4-5 wheels 2x in the rear with no problems whatsoever. Build it!

re: Follow up on Deep V/Record/CX-Ray buildrussw19
Nov 15, 2003 1:52 PM
You could go 1 cross up front, but either way, you won't be losing much by not going radial. With 1 cross you will add about 20 grams with 2 cross about 30 grams to your wheelbuild, but you will add strength as the trade off.

Two cross rear with those spokes and that rim will be fine. That rim is one of the strongest sub 500 gram rims on the market and CX-Ray spokes are the strongest spokes available right now. So you will be fine by lowering the spoke count.

re: Follow up on Deep V/Record/CX-Ray buildlyleseven
Nov 16, 2003 11:32 AM
How does the spoke crossing increase the weight? Just curious. I have radial front wheel and weigh over 200 lbs.(Campy Neutron and Speedreams) with no problems.

What is the total weight of this wheel build you are planning?
re: Longer spokes weight more (NM)hudsonite
Nov 16, 2003 12:40 PM
re: Longer spokes weight more (NM)lyleseven
Nov 20, 2003 6:19 AM
..of course.. thanks
Well they're not exactly lightweights...B2
Nov 16, 2003 8:22 PM
Here's the build info I came up with.

Well they're not exactly lightweights...lyleseven
Nov 20, 2003 6:21 AM
maybe you should think of other hubs to lose weight..record ;hubs only come in aluminum finish as well.