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    CX-Rays vs. DT Aero Speed...

    Building up a new 26" wheelset and ran into a little snag.

    I want to go with CX-Rays, but with a spoke length requirement of 238mm on my rear wheel, I'm 10mm shy of Sapim's shortest length (248mm).

    How do the DT Aero Speed spokes stack up? Better yet, where do I find them in a 238mm length in black? (They're supposed to go all the way down to a 215mm length, but I don't see them in QBP in that length.)

    The bigger question: Am I best off mixing and matching, running CX-Rays on my front wheel (where they will fit) and Aero Speeds on the rear?

    FWIW, the Speedhub has a 100mm flange with symmetric 30mm offsets, and makes a stable, even tensioned base to build a rear wheel around, but due to the large diameter requires only a 2x lacing pattern which shortens up my spoke length requirement.

    Thanks for any input!

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    CX-Rays are available in standard sizes all the way down to 182 mm.

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    Er, I think you want to be looking at the DT Aerolites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadghost
    I think you want to be looking at the DT Aerolites.
    Why??

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    They're the more direct competitors to the CX-Rays. My current disk wheels are built up with them and the weight is right around what the CX-Rays would be at with the same build, durable so far as well.

    According to DT's website, the Aerospeeds are heavier than the super comps (a standard disk wheel spoke, super strong too).

    DT aero speed -
    Weight(64pcs/264mm) 355 g

    DT super comp -
    Weight(64pcs/264mm) 318 g

    DT aerolite -
    Weight(64pcs/264mm) 278 g

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    Can I get them in a 238?

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    Quote Originally Posted by divve
    CX-Rays are available in standard sizes all the way down to 182 mm.
    Do you know who else lists them on their website? I can only find reference to the longer lengths.

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    If you're in the US contact www.thorusa.com. They should be able to point you in the right direction.

    Otherwise in Europe:
    http://www.brennaborshop.de/auja/index.php

    According to their info they have them in stock down to 226 mm.

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