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    Custom wheel build hubs and spoke advice

    Looking to do a custom build. Trying to keep the budget around $500. Looking for Campy compatiable and not to concerned over weight. Like to keep it around 1500 - 1600 grams. Only a 150 lbs rider.

    How are Velocity Race Hubs, any experiences with them? Also may spend abit and go for DT Swiss 240's, also looking at the 350s however they only come with min 28 spoke hole.

    Are Sapim X-rays worth the money? Iam considering the DT competition.

    Any suggestions will help.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydm View Post
    Looking to do a custom build. Trying to keep the budget around $500. Looking for Campy compatiable and not to concerned over weight. Like to keep it around 1500 - 1600 grams. Only a 150 lbs rider.
    Have a look at Bike Hub Store for your parts. That weight for that money is easily doable -

    BikeHubStore.com

    Are Sapim X-rays worth the money?
    Worth the money? You have to decide that. Do they do anything 2.5 to 3x better than Sapim Race or DT Comp? Nope. Are they "faster"? Probably but you won't know it. Will they last longer? Nope. Longevity isn't an issue with the $1 spokes so $2.50 ~ $3 spokes won't help. That being said, I have them on most of my wheels.
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    I just built up a set of wheels from the bike hub store. I didn't go with light rims and still my build is going to be just over 1400 grams, with a 20h BHS front hub, xr-300 rims of theirs, Sapim CX-rays for front spokes, and Sapim lasers for my 28h rear. Was pretty cheep too, I think with all that, plus nips, some thread lube, and some veloplugs, it was 250 with shipping.

    I can't wait to try em out! I did a bunch of reading before I bought from them, and I only read/heard good things! Even skyped with the owner about some questions I had, super nice guy.


    Hope your build goes well

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    Are Sapim X-rays worth the money?
    Worth the money? You have to decide that. Do they do anything 2.5 to 3x better than Sapim Race or DT Comp? Nope. Are they "faster"? Probably but you won't know it. Will they last longer? Nope. Longevity isn't an issue with the $1 spokes so $2.50 ~ $3 spokes won't help. That being said, I have them on most of my wheels.

    Such a great answer!!!!

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    Here's what I did, all from Bikehubstore:

    DATI Hub 24/28
    Sapim Laser
    Kinlin KR-200

    Should total to about 1260 grams for $337 including shipping. Add another $104 for CXrays.

    I love mine. Nice light wheel set, nice and cheap.

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    Excellent. Please keep us updated, especially on the finished weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwbishop View Post
    Here's what I did, all from Bikehubstore:

    DATI Hub 24/28
    Sapim Laser
    Kinlin KR-200

    Should total to about 1260 grams for $337 including shipping. Add another $104 for CXrays.

    I love mine. Nice light wheel set, nice and cheap.
    Can you add a photo of your build wheelset?

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    In California for business. I'll post some picks on Thursday when I get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydm View Post
    Looking to do a custom build. Trying to keep the budget around $500. Looking for Campy compatiable and not to concerned over weight. Like to keep it around 1500 - 1600 grams. Only a 150 lbs rider.
    Campagnolo Record if the black look doesn't offend you.

    Are Sapim X-rays worth the money? Iam considering the DT competition.
    DT 2.0/1.5 Revolutions work fine, are as light as CX-rays, build wheels that are as stiff, and can be found for $.70 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwbishop View Post
    Here's what I did, all from Bikehubstore:

    DATI Hub 24/28
    Sapim Laser
    Kinlin KR-200

    Should total to about 1260 grams for $337 including shipping. Add another $104 for CXrays.

    I love mine. Nice light wheel set, nice and cheap.


    Here are some pictures of my wheel build.

    Wheel Build

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