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    budget CX tub build

    Considering a cheap CX tubular wheel build for the upcoming season. Thinking of the following

    Rims : Mavic Reflex
    Hubs : Shimano 5700 (105)
    Spokes: DT Comps
    32 holes, 3x cross

    This is roughly how the build should go (bit.ly/pwcMOU)... Is 49% a bit low for the DS/NSD ratio? How would I go about increasing this ratio for this hub/rim combo?

    Any comments on the build?

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    49% sounds a bit low on the NDS. I would suggest making sure that your wheel is dished perfectly. How heavy are you?

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    I haven't build it yet, that 49% came from spoccalc. I'm 60-62kgs, pretty light...

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    There are about a gagillion wheels built out there with that flange spacing and basic rim/spoke combo with zero issues. Put the calculator away and get the wheels, they'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheRivet View Post
    There are about a gagillion wheels built out there with that flange spacing and basic rim/spoke combo with zero issues. Put the calculator away and get the wheels, they'll be fine.
    That's what I guessed

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    Not sure how that build prices out, but there are some pre-build options in the low $300 range you might also consider.

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    I'm in Euroland but I couldn't find a whole lot of good deals. I can get pair of 5700 hubs for 55 + pair of rims for 80 and spokes for 32. Hard to do better than that

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    Using 1.5 for Euro to Dollar conversion, I came up with: hubs (82.5), rims (120) and spokes (48) = $250.50, that is a pretty stellar deal. I was going to put forward the Grammo Tubulari CX, which retails for $299, but looks like you've got everything covered.

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    If I could source them in the UK I'd go for it but from an initial Google, it doesn't look promising...

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