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    I asked a similar question recently and the conclusion seemed to be Fulcrum Racing 5’s, the Mavic Ksyrium 2010’s at Merlin or a hand built of your choice (though please, please avoid Dave Hinde, he has an appalling reputation).

    In the end I ignored all of this and bought some Fulcrum Quattro’s for a few quid more and I have to say I am very impressed by them.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    Just search for dave Hinde on google, maybe add the words trading standards as well. then make up your own mind.

    i’m on the larger side of 15st, open pro’s DT spokes and Hope Pro3’s on the Carbon road bike (sub 2kg)and the same again but with Hope Bulb and Goldtec hubs on the crosser. All built by my own loving hand.

    I use a pair of Miche wheels for CX training. Not light, but they’re strong and still round after a winter’s riding.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/miche-race-clincher-road-bike-wheelset/

    breatheeasy
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    Most of the decent builders (JRA, Rowland etc.) will do you Ambrosio Zeniths on Mavic Open Pro rims. I had a pair done by Harry Rowland. Would defintely buy them again.

    Nothing ‘special’ on them – if you snap a spoke it’s a standard one, rims are easily replaceable etc. etc.

    Ambrosio Zeniths are lovely, but will they come in at under 200 quid in the OP budget request?

    If you’re going for handbuilt, I’d go for Velocity A23 rims over Mavic’s for sure.

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    Look at http://www.wheelsmith.co.UK and their race23 model
    good feedback from many on here

    mav12
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    just after some info please the rear rim on my kyseriums has worn out started to crack looks expensive to replace so in the market for a replacement wheelset i was going to go with fulcrum racing 5 then came across dave hinde website and i can get a pair of mavic open pro rims on ambrosio hubs for a bit more cash which would be the better wheels any one had any experience with this company?i am not to bothered about weight looking more for robustness as iam 16 stone these are for a cross bike which is used 80 per cent on road 20 per cent canal paths fire roads etc

    or any other suggestions welcome budget upto £200 and for campy freehub

    mav12
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    thanks for the info guys i went with fulcrum racing 5s in the end hand built were coming in at around £250

    trickydisco
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    I’d give a warning to novatech hubs. I’ve got a novatech hub with kinlin xr200 rim and after 2 weeks the splines have already started etching marks into the hub!

    Is there anything i can do to stop this?

    trail_rat
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    what cassette are you using ?

    my ultegra cassette isnt eating my novatec.

    you can also tighten the lockring snugly and this helps.

    novatec are a tried and tested hub by many folk i wouldnt worry about buying one.

    you can also get bite guard freehubs if it really worries you – these have a steel master spline bedded into them.

    trickydisco
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    I’ve got the f582 ‘superlight’ built from dcrwheels

    f582

    Maybe i need to torq it down more?!

    using a 12:25 ultegra cassette

    trickydisco
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    Think i’ll be ordering an anti bite guard if I can 1. work out which one i need and 2 find a stockist in the uk

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