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    New question here. Best spoke/Nip. choice for a 24hole wheelset...???

    Best spoke/nipple choice for a light 24hole rear wheel....
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    Here is the Rear wheel i am planning on building with the parts i have:
    Hub: New Hugi 240 Rear Disc Hub 24hole
    Rim: New Mavic CrossRoc UST 24hole
    Spokes: ??
    Nipples: ?? 16mm long

    My question is what spokes should i use to get a fairly light stiff wheel. I only weigh about 160lbs dressed so i am not a big guy. IF i use Ti spokes then Alloy Nipple are really not an option. Right?? But if i go with say the Super Comps then Alloy Nips is an Option. It seems like if i did go the ti route, would they be as stiff as the other options? And it seems like a wash weight wise since i would most likely have to use Brass Nips if i used ti spokes?.

    I was thinking that i could use either:

    DT Super Comps Spokes
    or
    Union Ti Spokes $1.69each
    or
    ?????
    Maybe CXRays but they are not cheap $2.50each

    Help

    Also if i use the longer 16mm nips do i need to reduce my spoke length??

    DuckMan if you read this did you use alloy or Brass Nipples with your 24hole build??

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    Alum nips and ti spokes are fine. Ask mike Garcia at Oddsandendos. No prob whatsoever. Mine rock.

    Same pic obv. Ti spokes with ALUM nips...24 hole Hugi hub=864 ust grams. I weigh 160lbs also. Flex is not a prob(Mike wondered).



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    Heres another earth shaker. I'm using 12mm alloy nips as well.

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    FYI http://www.mtnhighcyclery.com/ has Sapim CX ray spokes for less than $2.50ea. When I got mine black were $2.10ea and silver were $1.86ea. The spokes are simply awsome! You can even get Aluminum Polyax nipples. Give them a call and talk to Larry.

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