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Favourite cross hubs/wheels(7 posts)

Favourite cross hubs/wheelsStewart
Jan 22, 2002 3:00 PM
What hubs/wheels are everyone using on their cross bikes. What I'm trying to get at is everyone just using standard road hubs and are they happy with the performance or are there some people out there using something a bit tougher/more esoteric?
re: Favourite cross hubs/wheelsBrewboy
Jan 22, 2002 5:35 PM
I built my own using Ultegra hubs, DT Comp DB spokes, DT nips, and Salsa Delgado Cross rims(32 hole). This is a bullet proof set up(I ride quite a bit of single track on my cross bike)and still light enough for racing and riding on the road.
They are very nice rims those Salsa's...Ahimsa
Jan 24, 2002 6:16 PM
Love the red pepper logo too. It's green on the 36 hole version.

I have the same set up with 36 rear 32 front. Bomber.


A. (Who now wants a set of those Bontrager Fairlanes with the offset rear built on Kings...ultra durable wheels are the only way to go.)
re: Favourite cross hubs/wheelsmerckx56
Jan 23, 2002 8:15 AM
mavic cxp33 hoops built on ultegra hubs. 28 hole 3x front and 32 hole 3x drive/1x non-drive rear. bulletproof setup!
tougher/more esotericgeetee
Jan 24, 2002 9:38 AM
Both of my 'cross bikes are spaced at 135. All my 'cross wheels use DT 14/15 ga spokes, Velocity Aerohead front rims (silver) and Torelli rear rims (silver). Silver = most durable and least expensive, and since all the rims are the same I can swap them easily. I build my own wheels, something I would recommend for all 'cross racers.

Ibis -Front: King 36H, 14/15, brass nips. Rear: XTR 36h, 14/15, brass nips.

Anvil - Front: Mavic MX601 32H, 14/15, brass nips. Rear: Mavic MX601, 14/15, aluminum nips. Also a spare set, same hubs in 36H, with brass nips all around.
Questions for wheelbuildersStampertje
Jan 25, 2002 5:27 AM
For all the 'cross wheelbuilders:
- I'm familiar with the theoretical advantage of half-radial rear wheels (slightly less dish, more even tension, and the leading spokes don't come loose under torque), but why 1x or 2x non-drive?
- What are your favourite rims? Cpx33 over Open Pro? Other brands? (Salsa may be a bit hard to get in the NL.)
- What's a good wide-tyre rim? Bomb-proof commuting or 40c+ tyres on a Surly... how wide a tyre can you fit on a "standard" rim?
Campagnolo hubs/wheelsbuffalosorrow
Jan 27, 2002 7:38 AM
I am running Campagnolo Moskva clincher/ 32h/ 3X to Chorus hubs. These are fairly durable.

On my Fix/ Single speed, I have a new set of CXP 30's and Suxue pro max hubs, these are tight.

I am in the market for a tubular set, perhaps Campagnolo Shamal, Scirroco... any thoughts on the new Campy wheelsets?
It seems that the current wheels are plenty durable with the aero 'V".