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I am in the process of getting some handbuilt wheels and was curious if anybody has any information on the best place to order. There are no wheelbuilders in my area so I am forced to order online. I am considering Bicyclewheelwarehouse.com, Excelsports.com, Coloradocyclists.com and prowheelbuilder.com

I'm looking at Mavic CXP-33's with ultegra or dura ace hubs. I'm 6'2'' and weigh 200.

Any experience with these builders would be helpful.

B-T-W - I ordered a set from BWW in several years ago and they turned out to be a good set and got a lot miles from them. I called with a question and got a funky answering message - are they still in business?
 

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After doing an internet search i have found other builders as well who have favorable ratings. In addition to the Mavic CXP-33's i am considering DT-Swiss 465's. My only concern is other forum post indicate tire mounting is a bear.
 

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Good to know...thinking of going the Swiss route, many post indicate a good solid well built rim. Also leaning towards BWW. They have good prices and my past wheel build was good. The only concern I have with BWW is communication. Their phone messge system is kind of goofy and haven't heard back on emails. Oh well, I guess building a good wheel is most important.
 

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I just purchased a set of mavic cxp-33's and ultegra hubs from BWW. My tech question was in regards to Pure Rims an Hubs. I don't know too much about them and wanted more info. Hopefully I'll make contact with them and consider a second set.
 

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I've heard Excel Sports has built good wheels. I'm also looking for a second set and will consider them. My first set of hand-builts were with BWW four years ago and worked well, thus purchasing again. My only concern with BWW is it is hard to speak to somebody and get emails returned. My emails are generally tech questions regarding their in-house products. Several other people also indicated the 465 wheels are easy to install tires - i ride conti's. I do like the look of their rims and quality appears to be high.
 
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