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    Upset Why can't I put a Chris King Hubs on my Mavic Dee Max wheelset?

    The guy at my LBS said that it was impossible! I have a '05 Santa Cruz Bullit with a rear hub size of 135mm. The Dee Max rims (on my bike) have 28 spokes. Let's say I bought the 150mm 32 spoke rims, could I replace the existing hubs with Chris King hubs- 135mm?

    I am baffled?!?!?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Peru
    The guy at my LBS said that it was impossible! I have a '05 Santa Cruz Bullit with a rear hub size of 135mm. The Dee Max rims (on my bike) have 28 spokes. Let's say I bought the 150mm 32 spoke rims, could I replace the existing hubs with Chris King hubs- 135mm?

    I am baffled?!?!?!

    1. The DeeMax is a complete wheelset that includes the hubs. Replace the hubs with something else and it is no longer a DeeMax!

    2. You can not mix 32 hole and 28 hole rims and hubs.

    3. The DeeMax rim may use a nipple cup/connector specific to the spokes which are not compatible with standard hubs.

    4. Relacing used rims is not a good idea in most cases. Hard to true and tension properly making for a weaker wheel.

    5. The EX823 rim is basically the same rim as the DeeMax rim. Lace a set of them to the King hubs and be done with it.
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