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    Big guy in need of a wheelset... Anyone use Raceface Aeffects?

    Have any of you larger riders tried the Raceface aeffects wheels in 27.5? I message Raceface and they say they can take it. I just thought I would see if anyone had any experiences with them.
    they run cartridge bearings, they have straight pull bladed spokes but only 28 of them.

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    Dtswiss 350 hub
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    Rim of choice per trails ridden and tires run
    Brass nips.
    AT LEAST 32 SPOKE 3x lacing

    Im 330#. Just laced my own up and they are solid as a rock.

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    Depending on your weight...I'd be very wary of 28 spoke wheels. On a mountain bike at least. One of my road bikes is 24 spokes but I don't do much hardcore trail stuff with it. Mostly rough paved and gravel roads but they've held up fine in over 1000 miles. But my set is a hand built 36h wheel/hub at my current 260-ish pounds.
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    Not the Aeffects but I just built up a pair of Arcs for a friend and I like em so much I'm doing a set for myself. I weigh 255.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Not the Aeffects but I just built up a pair of Arcs for a friend and I like em so much I'm doing a set for myself. I weigh 255.
    What hubs are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbChris76 View Post
    What hubs are you using?
    Either Hopes or Bike Hub Store. It's gonna be a Boost set for the new bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbChris76 View Post
    Have any of you larger riders tried the Raceface aeffects wheels in 27.5? I message Raceface and they say they can take it. I just thought I would see if anyone had any experiences with them.
    they run cartridge bearings, they have straight pull bladed spokes but only 28 of them.

    28 spokes could work, but wouldn't be ideal.

    28 straight pull spokes? For a clyde? Be wary, unless they're free. And even if they're free, factor in downtime for when spokes break, walks out of the woods, etc...

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    Never 28 spokes, ever. Unless where you ride there are not rocks, roots, drops, jumps or anything else fun. Probably ok for a bike path.

    DT Swiss hubs, minimum 32 J-bend spokes, brass nipples, aluminum rims (25-30mm wide is great for 2.3-2.5" wide tires). Have a reputable wheel guy build them and check them after you've ridden 50 miles or so. I did all that and I've got almost 2 years out of a wheel set (Stans Flow EX) and they haven't gone out of true since the first checkup. Riding rigid most of the time, so no suspension to help me out.
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    350s on 32h Flows... you're good to go
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    If you can swing them, Industry 9 will upgrade spokes to the DH-gauge spokes on any of their wheelsets. I dont have many miles on mine but a riding buddy has been thrashing some Enduro 305s on his Smuggler for a long time and he routinely breaks cranks and frames, can't trash the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    28 spokes could work, but wouldn't be ideal.

    28 straight pull spokes? For a clyde? Be wary, unless they're free. And even if they're free, factor in downtime for when spokes break, walks out of the woods, etc...
    I weigh 260# and ride 28 straight pull spoke wheels... on my road and CX bikes (Mavic, Ksyrium and Aksium wheels, respectively.) On my mountain bikes? I wouldn't ride anything less than 32 spoke 3-cross laced wheels. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    28 spokes could work, but wouldn't be ideal.

    28 straight pull spokes? For a clyde? Be wary, unless they're free. And even if they're free, factor in downtime for when spokes break, walks out of the woods, etc...
    Straight pull spokes are weaker than J bend spokes? I thought that was the whole point of straight spokes as the weakest point of a j bend is at the...bend?

    Please educate me on this.

    edit: what I'm talking about is straight v jbend spokes, not radial lacing.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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