Just been cleaning the Fargo and spot a broken spoke, so thoughts naturally turn to rebuilding the wheel if it gets to be a habit. Tomorrow I'll just pop along to LBS for a replacement and a spare. Current wheelset was the first 29er wheelset to turn up in the classifieds after I got the frame, so I didn't think too hard what I wanted, it's a Bontrager Mustang disc set with Shimano FH-525 rear, 32 hole. Now I've been stockpiling a pair of Hope XC for just this moment, but after living with silent hubs again, I don't want to go back to the buzz of Hopes for touring and lighter off road stuff.
So if you were building a strong and silent 29er rear wheel, what hub would you go for? And would you stick with 32 spokes?