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Should I go with alloy nips?(6 posts)

Should I go with alloy nips?Ken of Fresno
Oct 10, 2003 3:03 PM
How many grams per wheel would I save?

I'm building another set of wheels, and I'm trying to juggle wieght, durability and price. Price is probably the least important vriable since alloy nips would be the cheapest part of the build. What do you guys think?

Rider weight: 180 lbs
Hubs: Shimano Ultegra
Rims: Mavic CXP33 32 hole
Spokes: DT 14/15

Option: DT silver Alloy nips ($/weight/durability=?)
Yes or No?
Also, do the CXP33s take standard or long nipples? nmKen of Fresno
Oct 10, 2003 3:04 PM
long nmthe bull
Oct 10, 2003 3:50 PM
That'd hurt, but you wouldn't need bandaids nmlotterypick
Oct 10, 2003 3:04 PM
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Maybe a simple iodization would hurt less. (nm)TFerguson
Oct 10, 2003 5:27 PM
NoNessism
Oct 10, 2003 5:13 PM
CPX33's are fairly heavy rims, if you are trying to save weight, try something lighter.

One good way to save weight is to use a thin spoke on the non-drive side rear, spoke tension is very low there. Alloy nipples will build up fine but durability is definitely an issue.

Ed