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    Wheelset for Giant TCX 0

    I just purchased a Giant TCX 0 that came with Neuvation Tubulars. I do not plan on racing CX so I plan on getting a clincher set and sell the tubulars. I plan to use the bike on long rides that combine some paved sections with gravel/forest service roads (and possibly very small amounts of single track). My girl is about my size and so in the summer I plan on letting her use it as a road bike. I was wondering if anyone had good suggestions for a wheelset? I am familiar with the needs for a road or a mtn wheelset, but I am not sure what I need to be looking for on this bike. I have a set of White Industries road hubs (24H H1 front 28H H3 rear) and I was thinking of having them built 2x in the front and 3x in the back. Would brass nipples be the smart way to go? What should I look for in a rim? Should it be a little wider than a typical road rim to allow for bigger tires? Thanks for any suggestions.

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    I would go with the Hed C2 rim...strong rim and wide.

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    Thanks. I was actually considering that rim or the cheaper Velocity A23. I think they are the same width, but the C2 is probably a bit heavier and stronger. I am also thinking of Super comp spokes laced 2x all the way around (except maybe 3x on drive side). Would it be a good idea to use brass nips instead of alloy?

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    Brass nipples would certainly be more durable and the weight gain wouldn't be too severe.

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