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Which tubular rim for CX race wheelset (disc)?

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I want to build up a not-too-expensive CX disc tubular wheelset for this fall, and am considering one of three rims from based on good success with their rims on my mountain bike. Not looking for a deep-section rim, so I'm staying with the 24-25mm deep rims:

tubular mtb rim carbon mountain 29er XC super lightweight 27mm wide Light-Bicycle
29er MTB tubular
320 grams
27 mm wide
24 mm deep
$162 each

wider carbon 24mm rim road bicycles 700c tubular Light-Bicycle
Standard Road Rim
275 grams (no brake track)
23 mm wide
24 mm deep
$129 each

25mm deep tubular super light 25mm wide rims 700C with basalt braking surface Light-Bicycle
U-Shaped Road Rim
315 grams (no brake track)
25 mm wide
25 mm deep
$140 each

I'm likely going to go with 28H front and rear, laced 2X to DT Swiss 350 Centerlock hubs.
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Major Toms, under $100. You can find on sale for just over $50
After using nextie 29er disc carbon tubular rims last year. We broke about 10 of these. I will not be doing carbon for cross anymore. Hed belgium alloy is the way to go for alloy after destroying major Tom's once and having issues with cracking nipple seats.. hed belgium.. all yhe time i spent un gluing and re gluing tubulars last year due to cracks was not worth the weight savings.
Next time i go carbon will be when i get them for free as a pro in the next life.
Just my cents
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