So we have a thread about hats but no thread dedicated to wheel building.
Post you rim, spoke, hub, lacing questions here. It would also be nice to hear from other people who build their own wheels and tips and tricks you use.
I’ve built and number of track wheelsets but its time for me to embark on my first road wheelset. Im going all in as it will be my racing wheelset for road, clims and crits. Here are my component choices so far.
My rims will be 38mm 3k carbon tubulars from Archteks.com 20h front and 24h rear as I’ve heard good things about them, they’re well price at $260 for the pair including postage and they weigh 320g each.
Hub wise I’ve gone with Circus Monkeys as again I’ve only heard good things about them, they’re cheap ($142 including postage) and only weigh 302g for the pair.
Spoke wise I’m torn a little. Still can’t decide wether to go with the more expensive Sapsim CX Rays or DT Revolutions. I’m leaning more towards the Sapims due to them being stronger and aero bladed but they are more than double the price. Any recommendations welcome. Regardless I know I will be lacing the front radial and the rear radial NDS and 2x DS.
Overall I’m hoping to have the build come in at under 1200 grams which would make them awesome all rounders. Stay tuned for build pics, weights, ect.
PS. Sorry for all the words