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    New Wheelset! Custom - Need some Guidance!

    I've been looking at the various online wheel building sites. I'm looking for a custom set of wheels to accomodate a few factors:

    -Strong: Mini-Clyde, clocking in at 225lbs
    -I-width: Currently running a 2.5" Minion DHF front and 2.3" Minion rear (ideally 30-35mm, right?)
    -Fits my color scheme: because fashion = lower lap times

    I built several sets, and so far, seemed to have a decent setup/price. Though, I would truly love any and all opinions.

    Rim: Arc 35 (front and back
    Rear Hub: Chris King ISO 12x142mm HG 32H (Turquoise...)
    Front Hub: Chris King ISO 15x100mm LD 32H (Yup, same)
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competetion (313g)

    Included: Stems, tape and...stickers.

    Total: $880 +$40 shipping.

    That's 868g (hub and rim only) for the back and 749g front.


    So, is this a good deal? Are there better and more trusted online builders? I'm no weight weenie, but saving a few lbs is certainly a plus. My main concern is getting that greater i-width to run ~2.5" tires.

    Thanks for any input!

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    What's your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    What's your budget?

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    Under $1k, at all costs. The further South of that figure, whilst not compromising quality... Meant to include.

    Thank you!

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    I had a set of simply outstanding wheels built by Mike Curiak at Lace Mine 29 - Big Bicycle Wheels for well under $1k. Don't let the name fool you, he'll build what you need regardless of wheel size. There's an online form that you fill out to get the process started - weight, riding style, etc. I couldn't have asked for a better set of wheels or a better buying experience.

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    Get Spank 395's rather than Arcs. They might be a little bit heavier (maybe) but they are bombproof. And they come in some colors. I am riding at over 200lbs on 345's on Kings. It's a damn nice wheelset. I don't know what they weigh but the Michelin tires I am running currently are insanely heavy.

    Also, I don't know if I would run a 2.3 on a 35mm internal width rim. That's why I went with the 30mm internal width.

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    Arc's are butter soft. You will regret buying them eventually. Get DT Swiss/Spank/Stans rims instead. If you need to keep the costs down you can grab plenty of other great hub choices to save some $.

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    I like White Industry hubs and WTB rims. Been using that combo for a while and they've always been reliable.

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    Just ordered some WTB I23s myself for the same reason, slightly heavier but more durable.
    The most expensive bike in the world is still cheaper than the cheapest open heart surgery.

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