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Sep 15, 2003 1:16 PM
I am looking for a strong wheelset. What would you guys recomend?


I've been shopping too. Here's what I've learned...PT
Sep 16, 2003 9:41 AM
High performance AND strong can be had -- a classic set-up would be a good hub (e.g. - Ultegra) laced 3 cross to Mavic Open Pro Rims. I've got that set-up, and it is strong and light but I don't think I would go with the Mavic Open Pro Rims again. That's because mine and apparently countless others have developed a "rattle" that is the result of a shim/pin at the weld breaking loose and rattling around inside the rim. I've had this happen with mtb rims before and I fixed it by putting glue in through an adjacent spoke hole, but unless you want to remove a spoke I haven't found a way to affect the repair on these fully eyeletted rims...

My next set of wheels would be a good hub (e.g.- Ultegra) laced 3 cross to Velocity Aerohead rims. Some people are suggesting the Velocity Fusion rim as a slightly stronger alternative.
I've been shopping too. Here's what I've learned...Offroadnut
Sep 17, 2003 7:06 AM
Colorado Cyclist - Velocity Arrowhead rims, Ultegra Hubs, hand built to your needs with choice of spokes just over $200.00. How can you lose?! Great set of wheels for cross and road training.
re: wheelsetslide13
Sep 16, 2003 9:15 PM
I'm a pretty big guy and I just built up my first CX bike to act as an all arounder. Commuting, road riding and off road riding. I do not race however, so light weight wasn't a huge concern for me, but durability was. I built up a set of Chris King hubs with Salsa Delgado rims and DT spokes, they seem really strong so far. Havn't had them terribly long, but I can't imagine doing much damage to them. Deffinetly not a racing set of wheels, but they are really tough.