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    Upgrade Wheelset

    Lookin to upgrade my wheelset on my ss. What, if price was no object, would be your choice for hub/rim/spokes combo? lookig at king/wb/dt and maybe delgado rims. anything else i should be considering?

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    did you consider phil or paul hubs?

    i love my paul's

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhadrj
    Lookin to upgrade my wheelset on my ss. What, if price was no object, would be your choice for hub/rim/spokes combo? lookig at king/wb/dt and maybe delgado rims. anything else i should be considering?
    Cost no object?
    Probably these with a special order SS hub

    Figure $3000-5000 for the wheelset and $100+ for each tire.

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    Phil HUbs are beautiful.

    I still like the DT 240 ss and I like the idea that you can service it with one or two wrenches that you already own. I have never had catastrophic hub failure on the trail, and I wouldn't probably have tools with me to repair it, but like the simplicity of the design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Cost no object?
    Probably these with a special order SS hub

    Figure $3000-5000 for the wheelset and $100+ for each tire.
    Nah, they aren't that expensive. I work with one of the distributors who is involved with getting a carbon tubular MTB wheelset on the market here (the wheels are already out in Europe). The projected cost is in line with any high-end carbon road wheelset and the tires run ~$110 each retail. I can get the exact numbers if you're interested. I'll probably be testing them this spring and I'll keep you all informed of how well they work.

    As for what I'd ride if money were no object, probably custom color Phil's or Paul's with a custom color Velocity disc rim. Basically the same thing I currently ride with a little blingbling action. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie-
    Nah, they aren't that expensive. I work with one of the distributors who is involved with getting a carbon tubular MTB wheelset on the market here (the wheels are already out in Europe). The projected cost is in line with any high-end carbon road wheelset and the tires run ~$110 each retail. I can get the exact numbers if you're interested. I'll probably be testing them this spring and I'll keep you all informed of how well they work...
    OK, so they are "only" $1600-2000 ish. Add my desire for the SS specific rear hub, CX-Ray spokes instead of Lasers...
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    those wheels on EP's PUSS would pretty much own
    methinks they were dt hubs and mavic tubeless rims
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    I have what I still think is the perfect single speed wheelset......very durable, not terribly heavy, can run UST, and they look good.

    Phil Wood hubs / White Industries Freewheel / DT Swiss 4.1d rims

    purely my opinion, but I like freewheels as much if not more than cassette setups. for cassette, i would probably do the same wheelset replacing the Phils with Hadleys.

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