TL;DR - So i had a small off on the weekend and damaged my front wheel. Hub might still be serviceable but the rim is toast. Need new front wheel.
(Can’t seem to get cycle bucket to work on my phone.)
Longer story… I’m waiting for a local guy to get back to me with the good or bad news on my hub, but also looking for suggestions from anyone here for a good enduro rim and possibly new boost front hub.
Original is (was?) an m1900 dtswiss wheelset running 2.4 maxxis ardent. Research is suggesting i could go for something a bit wider in the rim (maybe 25mm internal). Looking for strong, not lightweight.
So far (without talking to the mech yet), I’m thinking:
- current dt swiss hub with a stans arch rim, dt spokes and whatever nipples recommended
- current hub with dt xm421 rim (but might need the dt proprietary nipples with these?)
- dt swiss 350s hub with one of those rims
- hope pro 4 hub with one of those rims
If building I’d prefer to use the local guy, but the cost of builds from CRC and Germany of the above component seems super low (and probably hard to compete with). I don’t mind spending about 20% more to stay local, but don’t know if this is realistic.
I could also just go with a prebuilt front from dtswiss or hope or spank etc.?
Anyone else built MTB wheels recently and feel like chiming in?