Unless you are much larger than average, 32H 3x OPs should be more than strong enough. I'm not sure what spending less will get you other than crappier hubs and heavier rims (that are probably not stronger). If you want really strong rims, Deep Vs are pretty bomb-proof (but way too heavy to use unless you really need them).dwadamcat said:I just worry if they are going to go out of true or if they wont work what is a cheaper set that will be strong screw the light weight I can lose that at the gut
PeanutButterBreath said:Unless you are much larger than average, 32H 3x OPs should be more than strong enough. I'm not sure what spending less will get you other than crappier hubs and heavier rims (that are probably not stronger). If you want really strong rims, Deep Vs are pretty bomb-proof (but way too heavy to use unless you really need them).
If you are racing though, you should really be thinking tubular.
Nice wheels but be aware that the Reflex rims are a little wider than most clincher rims which might be an issue if you are switching wheels out- you'll probably need to adjust your brakes each time. I've been on a couple sets of old stock Mavic GP4s and they're close to the same width as my clincher OPs, and at 400g/32holes they're plenty strong enough, plus you can find them cheap- I recently scored another pair on Ebay for $40/pr. The brake surface isn't machined like the newer Reflexes but they've been fine in wet conditions with pink Kool Stop pads. When conditions go from very wet to apocalypse I usually switch to Michelin mud clinchers anyway.dead flag blues said:I'm thinking tubular. Guessing for us Campy folks the hot setup is 32h Record hubs and Reflex rims?
Never tried the Stans, but I have noticed that it's pretty easy to mount clinchers on Mavic OP rims than others, maybe the fit isn't tight enough for tubeless? In contrast my DT Swiss RR 1.1 rims are really tough to mount, requires 2 good tire levers (on road tires anyway). So maybe Stans and the DT rims are a good combo? By the way, am I the only one who complains about Park Tool tire levers, the green ones? They suck...jroden said:I'd avoid the mavics if your goal is to use stans, people seem to have trouble w/ that particular rim for that application. Otherwise, it's a wonderful rim
I'd consider Dura Ace if you can swing it, Ultegra hubs seem to get loose a little faster than I'd like. I'm assuming the DA's have a little harder races or something, they seem to hold up better with my zero service plan.