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Build Wheels, CXP's or Open Pro's(9 posts)

Build Wheels, CXP's or Open Pro'sPeter E
May 21, 2002 12:52 AM
I'm buying a new bike and thinking about what wheels to get. Wondering a bit about either building with CXP's and 28 DT Aero speed or building with Open Pro's and 32 DT revolution. In both cases with Campa Record hubs.
Anyone with any suggestions?
go with the pro'szooog
May 21, 2002 2:47 AM
Without a doubt go with the pro's. I have them and love them.
re: Build Wheels, CXP's or Open Pro'sJS Haiku Shop
May 21, 2002 4:45 AM
I have one set of the cxp33s (32 hole, i think) and two sets of the open pros (one with chorus, one with 105/suzue mix, for my ss). after only a few rides on the open pros with chorus hubs, i'm sure i prefer them. ymmv.
Sort of kicking over the same type dilemaLone Gunman
May 21, 2002 6:39 AM
My hubs may be toast and have started looking around at what to buy. It is as bad if not worse than shopping for a new bike. Looked at Velomax and Ksyriums; too expensive, way more wheel than what I need, even last years Ks. Someone suggested looking at for American Classic hubs and Velocity Aerohead rims. Looked at AC's site as well. I like what I saw and read both places. Velocity rims and spoke lacing by a qualified wheelbuilder are a given that they will meet my needs. Why not AC hubs as opposed to say White, Hugi, Chris King, DA's? Someone mentioned about grease ejection from the grease port from ACs. Is this the reason for the special grease now offered? Could you not just seal the grease port with a dab of silicone caulking to prevent this and remove it when it is time to lube?

As I told one of my buds, "trying to drink champagne on a beer budget again" $300 or so for a O&E wheelset is very tempting that includes ACs and Velocity rims.
check out Excel for a good set of wheelsColnagoFE
May 21, 2002 7:04 AM
I got a set (think they called them Cirrus) which is basically Open Pros 32s w/ revs on all but rear driveside, alloy nips. I got record hubs for a $15 upcharge over the D/A ones they offer standard. They also offer a CXP33 set with King hubs for a good price.
how heavy are you?ColnagoFE
May 21, 2002 7:01 AM
I have a set of 32 Open pros w/ Revs and another set of CXP33s (36 rear 32 front) with 14/15 spokes. The CXPs are much stiffer, more durable and a bit heavier. Maybe more aero, but not much more. I weigh 195lbs and only use the Open pro set for special events and hill climbs. I can feel them flex when out of the saddle and they aren't as confidence inspiring on descents.
how heavy are you?Peter E
May 21, 2002 7:53 AM
im weight 161lbs. and i know that the 32 Open Pro's with shouldn't be any problem cause i use 32 Open Pro with DT comp and Ultegra now and tehy are nice and stiff. can't imagine that there would be such a difference in stiffnes if going to revolution
re: Build Wheels, CXP's or Open Pro'sjrm
May 21, 2002 8:16 AM
Im riding CXPs and Open's opn my CX bike. The CXp's are NOT stronger then the Opens and their flippin heavy. The Open Pro's are as, if not stronger and lighter.
how do you figure?ColnagoFE
May 21, 2002 11:54 AM
THE CXPs are seeper section so they are bound to be a bit more durable than Open pros. I know people that use the 36 holes on tandems even.