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Anyone recommend a place to get a good deal? Please don't say Colorado Cyclist because I just got off the phone with them. The lady didn't seem to enthused about makIng a sale today.

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Dropout33 said:
Yep, Chad at RedBarn
He seems to be the cheapest. Looking at about $750 for a King setup, from him.

Is having them built locally not an option? When I'm shelling out money for an expensive set up, I go local.
 

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ncfisherman said:
He seems to be the cheapest. Looking at about $750 for a King setup, from him.

Is having them built locally not an option? When I'm shelling out money for an expensive set up, I go local.
Personally I tried going local with my wheel build and they couldn't even come close to a price match. The op is probably having the same issues.
 

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good thing you don't live in canada. going rate for a king rear hub alone is about $650.
 

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saturnine said:
good thing you don't live in canada. going rate for a king rear hub alone is about $650.
Which is why I get my stuff from Chad at Red Barn. :D He ships USPS so you don't get bent over by UPS or FedEx.
 

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Although a properly built wheel can go for years without a truing, others may need to be trued a few times within months of the build. Unless you know you're getting a great wheel build at a lot price (rare), I think it would be better to spend a bit more for a known quality build - even better if the quality build is done locally. When it comes to wheels, I strongly believe in staying local (although I keep it very local by doing my own).
 

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If you're still in the market for kings, I recently had a set built by Larry Mettler @ Mountainhigh cyclery for the same $ as the quoted chad build. "But" included in my build are stan's flow rims, hub colored matching nipples & butted spokes. He is highly regarded on this site as well...
 

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Chad builds a MEAN wheel. I am fat and like rocks, don't choose good lines and my 5.1s laced to Hopes needed truing 2x in 3+ years...once I broke 2 spokes and rode it another 20 miles..the shop was amazed at how well they had held up.

When my Hope Pro II bit the dust, Chad helped me get onto a King HD with another 5.1 and built it up.
 
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