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I just finished building my Santa Cruz Chameleon, it's an awesome ride, built up all-mountain/XC style. There are a few things that still need to be changed to say its "really" done, the stage its now in you could call "rideable" If it already feels good now, I cant wait until its built up exactly how I want it. Well then, one of those last major things is a new wheelset. My first real mountain bike was a fuji outland, hence my profile name. That bike came with an Alexrims wheelset mated with Fuji branded hubs. I regret to inform you that those are the very same hubs I'm using on my Chameleon. The bike is built up strong, but has a weak wheelset. I've also never built my own wheelset, so that's also an issue. But now down to business. I want to get a new wheelset and was considering building my own. I like the Hope Pro 2 hubs because of the front wheels ability to convert to 20 MM thru axle. I think that would come in handy for future bikes, just being able to use my old wheelset. So then I'd like to mate those Hope Pro 2 hubs to Syncros AM DP25 rims, they seem tough wide and fast. Quick side question, with a 25mm rim width, how wide of a tire could you run? But anyways, that's the combo I was thinking of, anyone have any comments, tips, recommendations? How hard is it to build a wheelset? What problems would I run into? I think the wheelset would look sweet with the red hubs, white rims, white spokes, and red nipples.
Thanks for your time.
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