I’m looking at building up some wheels for my next fixie project.
Its a street bike, but i’m wondering a few things.
Price is not really an issue.
So far i like DA high flange, and Phil hubs.
And they pretty much have to be high flange.
What are the smoothest?
What are the lightest?
What are the most durable?
What is the best hole number (28,32,36?) , or is just depend on your rims?
I know all hubs in the over $300 market are going to be nice, but im’ a bit worried about durability. Any help would be really appreciated (bias or not )
How heavy you are isn’t as important as your riding style. If you’re a smooth rider you won’t be stressing out your wheels even if you’re carrying abit extra.
Anyway, I’d go with Phils over DA. Phils will be more suited to the street. The extra weight is in the centre of the wheel and doesn’t contribute much to the rotational mass (i.e you probably won’t feel it).
32 hole is good enough, although I like 36 for the extra confidence in my wheels. And yes, wheel strength is also partly in the rim.