I don't know anything about tubless rims but I built up my top-flite wheels a couple of years ago based on King Iso hubs. I went with DT-Swiss rims and they are nice. Aslo I used Sapim CX-Ray spokes ($$, but so are your hubs) and aluminum nipples. I'm close to 200 lbs and the alum nipples are just fine.4212darren said:I'm going to order a set of Chris King Iso Disc hubs(Navy) and need ideas for the rims, spokes and nipples. These wheels will race and trail ride and are going on my new Mojo. I want tubeless rims also.
See that if you want to learn from a moron. See Jobst Brandt's book The Bicycle Wheel if you want to learn from an expert.pvd said:
oh my god! are you kidding? sure, he tells you the basics for building a really heavy set of touring wheels, but not light high performance wheels.DeeEight said:See Jobst Brandt's book The Bicycle Wheel if you want to learn from an expert.
Where's a good place to buy an I-9? I'm not in a big hurry because it's winter and I have my Crossmax's to ride on in the meantime. I saw somewhere that you can custom order colors and I NEED Blue hubs and spokes!SSINGA said:I9's are worth the wait. They are more than just eye-candy. :thumbsup:
Bob,Bikerbob.com said:I'm building up a Motolite Exogrid for a display/demo bike.
Keeping in mind that I get EP or wholeale pricing, what wheelset offers the best bling/weight/function factor? I have to sell them before the end of the season, so popularity is a factor.
I9's take too long to get.
Mavic Crossmax SLR are available and look great. Same for new XTR.
American Classic are light and affordable, but add no color to the ti/carbon frame.
Stan's is building wheels now. Various hubs to choose from.
Chris King, too noisy and common.
Cane Creek, or build my own with red Hope Pro II-another possibility.
I'm fond of red accents on titanium.
I completely disagree with that statement. There are plenty of choices out there that function better and last longer than the CrossMax. A good wheel builder (Like Larry at Mtn High) could definately build a longer lasting and better working wheel for the same cost as the Mavics also.Becane73 said:In all honesty,
Save yourself time and money and get a set of CrossMax or Cane Creek Zonos. IMHO they're better than anything you or anyone else can build for the money.
I ordered mine from Chad at Red Barn bicycles.........He's the guy who made Foshizzle's CUSTOM I-9 wheelset (literally, only guy I know outside of I-9 that has done a complete wheelbuild outside of the I-9 building)........In fact a guy on the Deals forum just checked 10 places and ended up ordering from Chad( on my recommendation)........I ordered mine just before Christmas and they showed up at his door last week(hasn't shipped to me yet as I added more goods Fri and today......international order so I only want 1 big box).4212darren said:Where's a good place to buy an I-9? I'm not in a big hurry because it's winter and I have my Crossmax's to ride on in the meantime. I saw somewhere that you can custom order colors and I NEED Blue hubs and spokes!
If you go DT 4.1 to allmountain hubset..........1640 grams4212darren said:What do they weigh?