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    Single speed drive train and wheel help?

    I am having a white industries eno hub built with dt revolution spokes/alloy nipples and stans no tubes rim. I am puttin a white industries freewheel on there and I am wanting some help on the chain ring.

    I found a renthal sr4 for $30, is this a decent ring? It seems that the guys running 1x9 set ups use this ring but I am curious about single speed use. It is 38 grams, I am trying to keep things low on weight since the rear hub is kinda chunky.
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    Also can you guys give me a suggestion on what rim to have laced to the wi hub? I am lookin at the no tubes arch and crest? I weigh about 165ish and I am pretty easy on my wheels, but under no circumstances i don't want to visit my wheel builder on a regular basis for truing, and in the back of my mind the crest rim seems a little on the "fragile" side and I should go with the arch. Let me know

    thanks in advance!
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    Get the crest rim. It should hold up just fine and be a bit lighter. The strength of a wheel depends on how well it's built. If your wheel builder has good rep, then you'll be good. The WI hub will give you a 47.5mm chainline. Can you achieve this with your cranks/chainring?

    FWIW, I'm ~150 and use crest rims aggressively (no big air though) and they are flawless and light.
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    My wheel builder is pretty awesome! So I am not worried about that. Sweet Ill end up keeping the heavier weight to the center of the wheel if I go with the crest.

    I am puttin the wheel on a 2012 tomac flint and i have slx cranks. The guys at the lbs know what I have and they ride white industries hubs so I am kinda relying on them to know chain line measurements. Is there concern I should have about the chainline. I have always run a spacer kit on a free hub and an ebb with no problems.

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    Get the Crest. I have a set and they are awesome.
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    I have SLX cranks on my Unit and my chainline is approximately 51mm (quick measurement) with the chainring mounted on the inside of the spider. This is independent of the frame because the SLX cranks have no ability to alter the chainline.

    I'm sure your lbs will sort it out though.

    I'd like someone to confirm the chainline of the WI hub/freewheel too.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    My crests are super light and tough enough. My issue is that they are about as flexy as they come. They hardly want to roll in a straight line in rough singletrack.
    With revo spokes they will be even flexier. I weight 175 with gear BTW
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    I have mine built with revolution spokes and don't have issues with flex. Maybe I just don't notice it though.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    I have mine built with revolution spokes and don't have issues with flex. Maybe I just don't notice it though.
    Im coming from a Flow wheelset so the Crests are polar opposite. I guess it makes it more noticeable.
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