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    28h carbon vs 32h alloy

    Seems like most carbon wheels come in 28h, even "enduro" class wheels, how does that compare to a 32h alloy rim in terms of that squirmy feeling on drops/turns? Does the 28h carbon still feel more solid than a 32h alloy of the same width?

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    The spoke count makes no difference at all. I've done the same rims with the same hubs and same spokes with the only variable being 28 vs 32. Zero difference.

    Carbon hoops are stiffer and squirm less until you get a drastic weight difference, like 295g carbon vs 590g aluminum, but that's not really a fair comparison.

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