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    Building a set of wheels

    I have a Karate Monkey that needs a new back rim. I saw on the Blue Sky cycling website that they have the WTB dual duty rims, on closeout for 24 bucks buy one get one free. that's about $15 a rim after shipping. Is that a good deal? Anyone have any experience with these rims, and are they worth buying hubs and spokes for? I have never laced a set of rims but I like tinkering with bikes. I like the looks of the rim brake rims with disk brakes. I have been on the look out for a set of Salsa Delgato rims, but these came up. Also for trail riding and bikepacking are cyclocross wheels (700c) a good idea?

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    What do you mean with 'cyclocross'
    700c = etrto 622mm = 28" = 29"
    Only difference is in the rim and tire width.
    Ride more!

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    I didn't know if cyclocross wheels were weaker than MTB wheels, closer to road wheels. I know they are narrower but the same diameter, but it looks like you can fit some fat tires on them. I was just wondering if they would be good for trails, bikepacking, gravel grinding. I ride mostly fire roads, some hiking trails, mixed with pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asphaltdude View Post
    What do you mean with 'cyclocross'
    700c = etrto 622mm = 28" = 29"
    Only difference is in the rim and tire width.
    I thought 700c was the same a 29" only narrower???

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    Is that not what you just quoted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenngineer View Post
    Is that not what you just quoted?
    I have no idea All I want to know is if I can use cyclocross, or 700c wheels on a bike that gets used the way I use it. I also was curious if $25 a pair was a good price on the WTB double duty rims and if they were worth building for my purpose.

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    Dual Dutys are good rims, and for that price they are more then worth it.

    They will also work well for tires from roughly 700x28 to 29x2". Simply put the only difference between road, cx, and 29er rims are width.

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    Okay I will order them tomorrow and give it a whirl. I have a set of hubs, I just need some spokes and nipples.

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