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    Will my Enve 3.4's hold up for cx season?

    I have traditionally used aluminum tubulars 32h rear for cross.
    This year I have a set of Enve 3.4 tubulars that I used this year for the road race season. The 3.4's have held up great for the past year both racing and training. Think they can handle the rigors of cross? Gonna run some Fango 33's They are 20f x 24r. CK r45 hubs. I am 170lbs

    Wheel builders what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by commfire View Post
    I have traditionally used aluminum tubulars 32h rear for cross.
    This year I have a set of Enve 3.4 tubulars that I used this year for the road race season. The 3.4's have held up great for the past year both racing and training. Think they can handle the rigors of cross? Gonna run some Fango 33's They are 20f x 24r. I am 170lbs

    Wheel builders what do you think?
    sure, they should. but who knows? they stand as good a chance as anything this side of a FC 303.
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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    They should be able to hold up to cross just fine. I will admit I would like them to come in a higher hole count, but at your weight the 20/24 will be sufficient.

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    The only thing to think about is that with internal nipples if you do something in the race to knock your wheel a little out of true you will have to rip off the tubular tire. With cross gluing you really want to glue the tire on well so it can be a pain if the wheel goes out of true.
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