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    Thoughts on this 29er wheelbuild?

    Here's the 29er wheelset I'm thinking of building for my new bike. I currently have a similar build, but for 2" wheels. I was debating between lighter spokes (Laser/Revolutions) vs "stronger" (Race/Competition). I'm about 150 lbs. and mostly ride fireroads in SoCal.

    Thoughts? Thanks for the help!

    Front Hub
    Bikehubstore MTB Hub
    15mm thru axle
    32h
    162g

    Rear Hub
    PowerTap 2.4+ Disc (w/rotor)
    32h
    712g

    Rims (2x)
    Stanís ZTR Crest 29er
    32h
    720g

    Spokes (64x)
    Sapim Laser
    288g

    Nipples (64x)
    Sapim Brass
    64g

    Build = 3x

    Total Weight = 1946g

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    Seems heavy for a lighter guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Seems heavy for a lighter guy.
    Apparently you missed the 712g PowerTap hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Apparently you missed the 712g PowerTap hub.
    Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Apparently you missed the 712g PowerTap hub.
    The one downside to the powermeter. At least it includes the weight of the rotor (which I never bothered to weigh, but might have to while building). The G3 road hub is now only 325g!

    My Titus X Carbon full-suspension 26" weighed about 25 lbs. with a similar build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Apparently you missed the 712g PowerTap hub.
    I don't understand having a power meeter on a MTB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5jedi View Post
    I don't understand having a power meeter on a MTB.
    Same reasons you'd have one on any sort of bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Same reasons you'd have one on any sort of bike.
    If I only rode rolling singletrack, not really needed. However, when you mostly race TTs and have 1+ mile climbs around you, your rides are a workout. In fact, I've used MTBing for my interval training vs having to ride indoors. When you have to do 3x10s at LT, I'd rather do it outdoors than on the trainer.

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    ArchEX will be better for wider tires and takes more spoke tension(125 vs 90) for a stiffer rear wheel. I built mine with Super comp spokes 320g and Wheelsmith AL nipples 21g. less total weight.

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    If you're counting grams and aren't going to put the rims thru any real hardcore riding, why not do the LightBicycle carbon narrow rims? Will be waaaaaay stiffer than Crests and work well with Stans tape.

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