I would like to build a new wheelset this year, and I have two options - convert an old set of CK hubs, or buy a new set of hubs, probably Hope (seem to have the best reputation for the price). Price is somewhat a limiting factor, so I am probably limited to about $500 max for the whole wheelset.. I have an old set of Chris King Classic hubs, non-disc, that I could convert to disc hubs, for about $200 (price for a new rear shell, new front shell, and new front axle).
Is there any reason not to use the Chris King hubs? A new set of Hope hubs would cost $50 more, but the CK hubs have about 5 years of use on them. I have performed the full overhaul on the CK hubs so feel comfortable taking them apart, a friend has all of the tools to disassemble them, so it would just be my time for swapping the shells.
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