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LetsGoOutside said:
I am frame shopping already for next season and have noticed more than a few cross bikes are coming with 135mm rear spacing (Planet X, Kelly, Mtn. Cycle). My question is are there readily available pre-built wheels to work with this or would I need to get a mountain hub laced to a road rim? I have no need to run disk brakes, and will have multiple wheelsets for this bike but am kind of afraid everything I have now will be incompatiblle.
I would say to get a 130mm frame unless you have a real attachment to a frame that happens to have 135mm spacing. You're right: the selection of pre-built wheels is much much smaller for 135mm. You can use a 130mm hub in a 135mm frame if it's steel or Ti (and maybe aluminum too), but why go through the trouble if you don't have to?

There is one advantage to 135mm spacing: it's easier to find better-sealed hubs. For example, Shimano's MTB hubs have better seals than their corresponding road hubs, which makes a noticeable difference if you ride in the wet a lot. But this probably shouldn't be a big factor in your decision...
 
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