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    These are looking pretty good...

    Not necessarily road wheels, but I just built these today. Guy had some old RXL's w/ thrashed rims. He got a pretty nice deal on these Derby carbon rims and I managed to guestimate the spoke length right the first time. 1520g for the pair. DT Aerolites w/ DT alloy nipples.



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    those seems to be DT Swiss based hubs?
    I feel that disc brake has given new life to wheels whose rims were thrashed. If the hub is disc equipped, you can now go online and easily buy a replacement carbon rim that would be just as good as the OEM rim. This is not the case with carbon rim brake. Eg, my Aeolus 5 D3 front rim has been thrashed in a catastrophic blowout during a downhill, and the rim is 18h, and it is virtually impossible for me to find a quality replacement rim in 18h drilling. Gigantex rim was my best hope but their drilling starts at 20h minimum for rim brake.

    And I hesitant to rebuild my front wheel using a "Chinese ebay rim" that could be ordered in 18h drilling because I'm hesitant to trust chinese ebay rim on the descent. But I will save my destroyed front wheel for now and may entertain the notion of rebuilding it in the future though.

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    Yep, they're DT internals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    He got a pretty nice deal on these Derby carbon rims
    Is that pronounced "darby"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Is that pronounced "darby"?
    Definitely if you're a Brit!
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