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  1. #1
    I Tried Them ALL... SuperModerator
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    Attn: Wheelbuilders!

    I'm looking for an all-black, 700c/29er disc wheelset built, for my Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra. Budget is around $450. I'd like a weight from 1500g-2100g, excluding skewers. Since this is for a bike that will see 100% urban street duty, brute strength is not the highest concern. Bling is not a priority. Wheels will most likely stay planted on pavement, with few speed bump hops. I weigh 175. Nearly all eBay sellers want outrageous prices for what I am specifying. Can it be done? PM me, if need be....
    Last edited by Cayenne_Pepa; 01-13-2013 at 07:54 AM.
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    turtles make me hot
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    I build wheels for my friends all the time. When they don't want to spend a lot of money, I build them Shimano M529 hubs with Sunringle Inferno rims. Ends up being a strong, inexpensive build.
    If you shop carefully, you could maybe meet your number with Hope hubs as well.
    Not sure of the weight of the Shimano hubs but I think 29" Inferno 25's are like 560 g each.
    I like turtles

  3. #3
    Go faster!
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    You clearly stated 29 and my response was originally for 26. Carry on.

  4. #4
    A wheelist
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    Here's a whole bunch of them at BWW -

    29er Cross Mtn to Trail

    Road Hybrid R135
    Mike T's home wheelbuilding site - dedicated to providing Newby wheelbuilders with information and motivation.

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    Save Jesus
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    I'm building an almost all black setup for my cross bike: hubs - MTB252/MTB162 - 414g
    Sapim Race spokes
    Sapim black 12mm nips
    Stans Iron Cross rims

    All black. I actually bought 4 white spokes to put around the valve but I may not use 'em. Total cost (including 4 white spokes) was $332 for parts & shipping. You could go cheaper on a rim. I shop ebay & amazon to try to find the lowest.

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