Hubs n hoops

Discussion in 'Parts 'n Stuff' started by outerlimits, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. outerlimits

    outerlimits Likes Dirt

    Looking at building some wheels. When it comes to hubs and hoops, is there anything I should steer clear of?
    Hopes, and DT's get a good wrap but are pricey. Anything else worth considering, with good engagement and durability ?
    Thoughts on rims with a 25-27mm internal width ?

  2. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    A decent wheel build will cost you $500- $700. Dt swiss XM481 (30mm internal) or XM 401 can be had for about $110 per rim and are impressive quality. I've build up some Spank 395+ (but they come in narrow versions) and they're also pretty decent.
    Hope hubs are also relatively cheap for a high engagement (40poe). A pair will set you back less than $300.
    If you want to build cheap wheels, you're better off just buying a cheap set. If you're building a set, build a quality set.

    Edit: just checked and I've got a pair of straigh dt swiss XM401 in 27.5 (32 hole) you could have cheap if you want. 22.5mm internal.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
  3. mark22

    mark22 Likes Dirt

    I have a brand new set 27.5" DT Swiss E1900 SPLINE with XD driver, XG 1150 10-42 SRAM cassette 11 speed, DT Swiss hubs
    Wheels are non boost 25mm internal.
    PM me if you are interested

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