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Offline tmspann

Wheel advice
« on: October 20, 2004, 05:11:54 pm »
I'm building up a Surly LHT frame and am looking for some advice on choosing a wheelset. I'm going to start with a set of Mavic CXP22 that I have, but they are limited to 700x28's. That will be fine for my daily commute, but I'd like to have something that will give me the option to go up to a 32 or so if I want. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Offline OmahaNeb

Wheel advice
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2004, 08:29:58 am »
If your talking about wheels, I suggest starting with great hubs.  I have been riding a set of Phil Wood hubs for 30 years.  They never have needed any service and are still smooth rolling.  I also have never broken a spoke during a tour with Phil hubs.  Also for touring, the cassette does not need a chain whip for removal.


Offline DaveB

Wheel advice
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2004, 06:28:05 pm »
Mavic road rims will easily take 700x32 tires.  In fact, many cyclocross bikes run Mavic Open Pros and 700x35 or 37 tires with no problems. Your CXP22's aren't any narrower than Open Pros.


Offline SP

Wheel advice
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2004, 07:13:06 am »
I use Velocity Dyad and they can take a 47 tyre


Offline tmspann

Wheel advice
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2004, 04:45:30 pm »
Thanks to those who gave input. The bike is now complete and working great. As the last post recommended as well as my mechanic I went with the Velocity Dyad rims. Very strong, light and "bomb proof" I'm told. So far i love them.