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Chris King...sapim pro(4 posts)

Chris King...sapim prokgrider
Feb 4, 2004 4:53 AM
I am going to build these up. I think they might even weigh less than Ksyriums and with 32 spokes front & rear I would bet stronger and slightly better ride comfort wise.

I have a black & blue bike and was going to use some blue open pros that were on closeout and some blue chris king hubs with the black sapim cx-rays and black salsa skewars.

Man I can't wait!
re: Chris King...sapim proRealCyclopatic
Feb 4, 2004 8:43 AM
not sure it is a good idea. CX-rays used to improve aerodynamics, why would you wanna use OP? get some semi-aero hooves
re: Chris King...sapim prorussw19
Feb 4, 2004 10:48 PM
I agree in part with this... if you are building a nice wheelset, use a different rim. I have nothing against box section rims, but I would recommend the DT RR 1.1 rims instead.

As for the CX-Rays, they are the strongest rated spokes currently on the market. Strong enough for downhill mountain bikes, yet super light and aero. Makes them the best choice for spokes on the market, but they are on the expensive side. Still, even with King hubs and the DT rims, a wheel built with those spokes will be cheaper than a pair of Ksyriums and probably lighter too. By my math they should be around 1425 grams, but I have been known to mess these numbers up. All in all, that would be a very nice wheel set. This would be a nice wheelset and I can't see any advantage of the Ksyriums over these.

re: Chris King...sapim prolyleseven
Feb 7, 2004 9:45 AM
Sapim cx-rays are a great spoke. But be careful. They are the strongest for their weight, not necessarily the strongest, say compared to a Wheelsmith 14/15 DB spoke. If you want the strongest of the lightweight spokes, Sapims are terrific.