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    Gift for friend: Black Flag Pro, Expert or Arch EX/Pacenti TL28 build with Sapim Race

    Did some reading about the Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro 26er. Weight is great, prices are good, questions about freehub marring and spoke breakage.

    Friend is 185 pounds, trail rider with no jumps or big rocks, but he does charge every downhill HARD.

    Price is about $350 delivered.

    The Black Flag Expert supposedly uses same rim, but steel freehub. Weight is about 1750 grams. Wish the rims were a bit wider on both Sun Ringle wheels....

    Option is to take his oem hubs (DT Swiss 370) and get a pair of Pacenti TL28 or Arch EX 32H, Sapim Laser with aluminum nipples from Dan's Comp and hand them over to my trusted master wheelbuilder.

    Hubs: free
    Rims: about $150
    Spokes: from Dan's Comp, about $60 delivered both wheels
    Labor: $40 each, $80 total

    Not a lot in savings, but money saved is money saved.
    Are the Pro wheels a durable reliable option for my friend and his needs? Or would he be better off with the aforementioned build?
    Last edited by westin; 12-17-2014 at 10:08 AM.

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    I prefer the handbuilt wheels personally. So my choice would be the Stan's/buddies hub.

    If he is a hard charger down hill, you may want to look into a Flow instead of the Arch. The Pacenti is a nice rim as well.

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