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I'm building a new rear wheel for my full suspension cross country rig.
I'm 160 and don't do big drops/jumps/etc. I want this to be a really light
wheel as I already have some heavy ones I can beat up. General riding
area is Colorado Rockies w/ occassional Moab trips.

Rear hub is WTB Laserlite - 262g
Rim is likely a Sun DS2-XC - I already have this laying around and can replace with a
Mavic 317/717 in the future if needed (same erd)
Nipples - alloy
Spokes - this is where I'm undecided. What should I go for here? I was thinking
DT Revs non-drive side and DT Comps drive side, but are the revs ok for disc? Any
better options out there that don't cost an arm and a leg (i.e. Marwi Ti is too much for
me).

Thanks,
baker
 

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baker said:
I'm building a new rear wheel for my full suspension cross country rig.
I'm 160 and don't do big drops/jumps/etc. I want this to be a really light
wheel as I already have some heavy ones I can beat up. General riding
area is Colorado Rockies w/ occassional Moab trips.

Rear hub is WTB Laserlite - 262g
Rim is likely a Sun DS2-XC - I already have this laying around and can replace with a
Mavic 317/717 in the future if needed (same erd)
Nipples - alloy
Spokes - this is where I'm undecided. What should I go for here? I was thinking
DT Revs non-drive side and DT Comps drive side, but are the revs ok for disc? Any
better options out there that don't cost an arm and a leg (i.e. Marwi Ti is too much for
me).

Thanks,
baker


Check out the DT Super Comp 14/16/15 spokes designed SPECIALly for discs, then on the drive side you could use your revolutions, and have a super - PIMP wheel that is disc specific. And not to pricey. aboout 1/4 of the cost compared to TI spokes.

need help locating ? contact me for correct spoke length, and DT pricing - [email protected] , later..Chad
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Wheelsmith AE15's

thebronze said:
Not too pricey? They cost almost a dollar a spoke.
Chad, if you've got a cheap source for spokes please let me know.
I'm in the need so pm or email me.
[email protected]
After more research, Wheelsmith AE15's look like a good choice for me.
$0.59 each from oddsandendos. 141g for 32 spokes. Looks like I should
use washers on the drive side.

Ack!! I also just researched the DS2-XC rim and the real weight is 480-490g!
Gotta find a different option...maybe the Mavic 317 or Sun DS1-XC.

baker
 

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that mavic x317 is super light, 395g, and on sale at pricepoint,
probably better quality than sun rims, which are real strong and sturdy,
but heavy
 

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Actual Sun DS2-XC Rim Weight

thebronze said:
that mavic x317 is super light, 395g, and on sale at pricepoint,
probably better quality than sun rims, which are real strong and sturdy,
but heavy
Out of curiosity, I unlaced the DS2-XC rim from the old wheel and weighed it.
14.6oz or 415g. That's pretty good and acceptable for my use. That is also
way better than the 480-490g quoted on mtbr in the past.

Thanks for the link on the x317 for $40. That's a pretty good price. If it were black,
I'd probably splurge for the new rim.

So, planned build now looks like this:

Sun DS2-XC rim - 415g
WTB Laserdisc Lite Hub - 262g
Wheelsmith AE15 spokes (32 - 3 cross) - 141g
Alloy Nipples - 11g
Washers - 2g (estimate)

Total Weight - 831g

baker
 
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