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    Rear wheel build recommendations?

    Looking to build up a near rear wheel. For my friend. 29er, running say 2.3 -2.5 tires. Thinking about 32 hole, dt swiss 240 for the hub. Weight important but not the deciding factor. He is maybe 175 lbs, rides tough trails, not brutal on equipment. Double butted spokes, brass nipples. Rim thoughts? Thinking 30 mm id width. Aluminum.

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    You can't go wrong with the DT 240. My first choice for an Alloy rim close to 30mm is the Stan's Flow MK3.

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    ^^^^ Thanks.

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    I love the build I am riding now: Hadley hub, 32 db spokes, WTB Frequency Team i25 rim. If I had to rebuild, I would be fine with a Hope or Bitex hub to save on the cost. I like the DT hubs but you have to pay quite a bit extra for the higher POE bits and, riding singlespeed, I feel higher POE is important.
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    A DT350 hub with 36 or 54t ratchet upgrade, Sapim Laser spokes and Polyax nipples from Dans Comp.
    I would choose a 35mm inner width rim and run Bontrager XR Team tires in 2.35 or 2.4. They have a more rounded profile to work better on wider rims at lower pressures. A XR4 2.5 or 6 is coming soon.

    WTB Asym i35 rim
    Asym gives you more equal spoke tension side to side.

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