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Low spoke 29er/700c disc wheelset?!(5 posts)

Low spoke 29er/700c disc wheelset?!donkekus
Oct 1, 2003 9:05 PM
I am looking for a low spoked 29er or 700c cyclocross disc wheel that is also rim brake capable...

I want to be able to swap the wheels from my cross bike that has canti studs onto my disc brake mountain frame.

Any ideas? Gladly appreciated!


Oh yeah, not the Speedcity. Thanks.,
re: Low spoke 29er/700c disc wheelset?!Dan Cas
Oct 2, 2003 5:07 AM
Some frames that don't have a disc tab will not accept a wheel with a disc rotor on it,as it hits the chainstay.I had a Litespeed AP that would not fit a rotor.Other than that,I can only think of the Bontrager 28 spokes that come on the 29'ers.

I've got a set of Bonty 24front/28 rear on the way but they are rim brake only,no disc.

re: Low spoke 29er/700c disc wheelset?!wily in pacifica
Oct 2, 2003 8:55 AM
Try the Mavic SpeedCity. I believe they are rim brake compatible

Willy in Pacifica
re: Low spoke 29er/700c disc wheelset?!jefe79
Oct 3, 2003 6:19 AM
build your own. I used wtb laser disc lite hubs with Open Pros and Revolution spokes, very light.
Oct 3, 2003 6:33 AM
why a low spoke count wheelset? do you want aero? do you want light? do you want a bit of both?
at CX/XC speeds, aero doesn't matter as much, although I suppose it wouldn't hurt. the first thing you'd want is a deep rim with a v-section, which would be stronger anyway. that said, you could contact Cane Creek and ask them to build you a 29" disc wheelset - they'll probably do it. Cane Creek's wheels aren't the lightest out there. they are pretty strong, though. low spoke count is not the main determining factor in aerodynamics, though. I think rim profile and depth is the biggie, and in an aluminum rim, that means heavy.