CX 24spoke wheel tough enough?
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Got the option to buy a cheap light CX wheel but it’s 24hole front wheel at first I though no chance but thinking about it, I’ve been running a hope xc3 24spoke wheel on the front of a 5″ FS for a few years now, haven’t thrown it down snowdon or owt like that but plenty of local, peaks and lakes rides, still in good nick. XC3 is straight pull tho, the cx has standard spokes dunno if this makes a difference.
So what do you think? Will IPosted 3 years ago
diebe forever bending/truing/replacing the rim?
Sorry yeah should have said, stans hubs, 24 spoke, stans alpha 340
Been running shimano road wheels for >5years with iirc 18/20 spoke counts so know factory wheels work well with few spokes.
I know it depends on rider but I have very little experience of CX and lightweight parts. On my MTBs I tend to be rear heavy, rear tyres and wheels get a pasting but front ones seem to wear well, CX position is a lot more nose heavy tho. Hence my asking around 🙂Posted 3 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I’ve just bought the very same wheels from a well known Dorset based bicycle shop (£299 – if that’s any use).
I wanted a lightweight wheelset that would take some abuse offorad but still take road tyre pressures.
I was also concerned about strength, but they’re the same weight rim as the Iron Cross CX rim, so strength should be similar. Stans recommend it as a CX rim for riders wanting to use std. road tyres as well. And the large owner of said Dorset based bicycle shop said he was getting on fine on his 24/28 iron cross wheelset. He’s got 30kgs on me, so I reckon I should be fine.
I’ve taken it down some rubbly paths and down a few steps (relatively gingerly, as I was on 28c GP4Seasons – thanks garmin connect!) No probs so far.Posted 3 years ago
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