So I am at a complete loss as to what I should do. (CX wheel issues)
For the 3 Peaks?
Stop fannying about with 24 and 28 hole wheels. Either buy some Mavic Ksyrium elites with steel spokes, or get some proper handbuilt 32 hole 3 cross wheels built.
I’ve done it 3 times, once on 32 hole Mavic open pros, and twice on Mavic elites. The fancy radially spoked trendy stuff will die, quickly.Posted 4 years ago
Hey ST, much internet searching has lead me pulling my hair out. So here is my question, how should I proceed from here?
I have had my rear free hub chewed up to **** and I can not get a replacement from kore either from my LBS, the UK importer or the company themselves!
In kore’s infinite wisdom they made some OEM wheelsets of 24/28 instead of any kind of normal standard. In order to get a new wheel built up with a 28h rear hub it would cost ~£60 for the hub, ~£60 for the spokes/nipples/build. I could buy some Planet X A57 wheels for ~£150. It is also VERY difficult to find a 28h rear hub, even from novatec from ebay!
Unfortunately I have read some bad things about these wheels going untrue and denting on touring rides (let alone the toughest CX race in the uk!). I could also potentially get some Fulcrum racing cx 7’s for ~£150 but can not find many opinions on them.
What should I do, get a new hub and have it built into my bomb proof, highly praised light kore gradient CX rims with some dodgy tiwanese rear hub OR do I go for some dodgy CX wheelset?
Thanks for your time,Posted 4 years ago
Think the A57’s and the Fulcrum 7’s are rim brake and probably 130mm dropout width? Assuming that’s what the bike needs then Crest 29ers prolly won’t work.
Have Open Pro with Shimano 105 on mine, but will probably swap to Hope ProIII with Open Pro’s whenever they need replacing.
I guess some CX bikes are 130mm road-type frames, and others are 135mm width with disc brake tabs. Mine is the former.Posted 4 years agocrispycrossMember
Don’t worry too much. I’ve done the three peaks twice, on an old set of DT Mon Chasseral wheels. This was after they’d done a couple of seasons of ‘cross racing. I know rider weight and style are important so at this point I shall disclose I am 68 kg and am more enthusiastic than stylish. The wheels weigh 1450 g the pair (without QR), have DT rims on 240s hubs, laced 28 spoke radial at the front, 28 spoke 2 cross at the back. I dinged a rim on a rock and put the back wheel about 2 mm out of true but they didn’t break, shame about my collarbone on the descent of PyG 🙁Posted 4 years agocat69ukMember
Same boat as original poster, been trawling tinternet, and still can’t make a decision!Posted 4 years ago
The 2 below look decent? No idea of the weight of the Shimano option?
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