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  1. #1
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    please help choosing spokes for ultradisc wheels

    I have a wheelset with extralite ultrahubs SPD 32 holes, stans ZTR355s, and I'm looking for new spokes (they came with heavy single butted 2mm spokes).
    I'm 185 lbs (85 kg), and riding XC.
    I'm currently thinking of three options:
    sapim CX-ray
    pillar ti
    marwi ti
    I can get the pillars for 4$, and they weight 3g each;
    the marwis and CX-rays weight about the same (4g) and I can get the marwis for 3$.

    will the pillars be strong enough ?
    someone has any experience with them ?
    what is your recommendation ?

    thanks for the help.

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    Dt swiss Super Comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Dt swiss Super Comp
    I'll second that.

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    For disc brakes, SUPER COMPS

    For V weenie, Wheelsmith XL15

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    The Marwis are 2.0 all the way, and won't last too long. The Pillar are 2.3 at the head, 2.0 at the nipple, and something else in the middle depending on which model you choose.

    Whtihout having tried the ti-spokes, I'd say CX Ray are a sure bet. I'm using Laser on my own UltraHubs SPD with 296g 355s, and that's working wonderfully. The CX Ray is basically a Laser that's been rolled flat.

    Where do you buy the Pillar spokes? I'm looking for the 1722-version (bladed, 17mm x 22mm) in straight pull, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. I was thinking of trying 1722 on the front disc side, and maybe 1422 on the right side. If it works well, I'd like to try 1722 on both sides in the back. Currently my wheel weight is 1209g, and it'd be fun to se how far below 1200g it could get without taking away my ability to win.


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    thanks for the help;
    Ole, you can get pillar ti from the address on the bottom.
    I got a reply from them saying I can order any quantity, and they also have the straight pull version;

    Alchemy Bicycle Works
    Jeremy & Sarah Parfitt
    720 Rosita Street
    Santa Fe NM 87505
    505.984.0758 Fax
    Last edited by yossipollak; 04-02-2007 at 12:09 AM.

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    CX-Rays get my vote. If you do get them and plan on building the wheels yourself, make sure you get the bladed spoke holding tool (or make your own).

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    How about DT revolution for a disc wheel? if built up correctly?

    I'm about your weight, and considering doing up a Hugi 240S, mavic 717 wheel with Revolutions

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