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I'm going with 32H P35 rims and my current 2010 XT hubs. I'll be lacing it up loose for the LBS.
Any tips would be great. Which nipple and spoke size?

I looked at the DTSwiss calc., but I don't know all that info., i.e. pitch, flange, intersection count.



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According to "my" records:

P35 650b ERD=560.5

HB-M775
FL44/FR41, WL24.9/WR35.7, SD2.5

FH-M775
FL44/FR45, WL35.3/WR22.1, SD2.5

Spoke length for 3 cross 32h (L/R)
272.5/274.1 ( front), 274.4/275.3 (rear)

Hope this helps,

-Aki
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Angry, thank you for the assist.

272.5/274.1 ( front), 274.4/275.3 (rear).
I'm a noob, so lets see if I'm following this. Gotts to get the ordering right.

I see DT's @ 272, 274, 276 lengths. I don't know if this means I have to round up?

So that's 16x272(L), 16x274(R) front and 16x274(L), 16x276(R) rear, yes?
Or is it, 16x274 and 48x276?
Shyte, Universal only sells in 'complete wheelsets'. That's an extra $35.
 

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angrybee said:
I would go with DT Competition with brass nipple, no alloy nipple for me.

Brass = Heavy

You want less rotating mass on the outside of the wheel. Alloy means lighter and "faster."

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Am I going to be good with rounding up 1.5 to 2mm?

For all I know, a box of 276's would work fine? the shortest is 272.5, so that's 3.5mm excess.

Why do some only use brass?
 

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socalscott said:
Am I going to be good with rounding up 1.5 to 2mm?

For all I know, a box of 276's would work fine? the shortest is 272.5, so that's 3.5mm excess.

Why do some only use brass?
I've had many years of luck building with a box of spokes on the shorter side of the average length measured using hubs with same sized flanges from Hope, Cane Creek, and Hadley.

Brass nipples will last the life of the bike or longer. Alloy nipples are also much stronger than the rim, you'll pull them out of the rim before they fail, until they oxidize and corrode from frequent rain rides or washing with water, to become weakerer after a few hard years. The weight difference isn't much, less than a new tire compared to worn out. The weight has some tradeoffs. If you climb very much, you know a little outer wheel weight does matter. But heavier wheels have easier momentum through rocks and climbing step-ups.
 
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