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I broke the Novatech freehub on my wheelset in just under 40 miles and so I need something new. Decided to try my hand at building my own set. Bought a Performance Loco wheelset for just $130 to hold me over and as a backup once these are built. Planning on using Spank Subrosa rims paired with Hope Pro 2 hubs and DT Swiss Comp spokes/brass nips. Should end up being around 1150 grams for the rear, and about 1040 front. Will save me almost 300 grams over the Locos. They will be an AM/light freeride wheelset for my Transition Vagrant. I weigh 150 lbs.

First, does this seem like a good combo? Something strong but not too heavy. Second, How do I know what length of spokes to buy? Do I need to wait until the hubs and rims are here so that I can measure them? How important is spokefreeze/prep? Can I just use loctite of some sort? Anything else?
 
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