Okay, I'm gettin' a King, what spokes / Rims?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by ascentrek, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    I'm buying a CK Rear hub. What spokes do you suggest? I take it 3 cross is the standard. What Rim?
     
  2. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Got more product than Ron Popeil Staff Member

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    14/15/14g db

    3 cross

    as for rim, either a try-all or a dx-32
     

  3. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    taylor, use an Alex dx-32 rim, the try-all wont fit your PX....
     
  4. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    get a tioga dh rim- the try all wont fit at all and the dx-32 is really pushing it for a px frame. the tioga is still wide but wont give you the horrendous clearance issues the other two would. plus its a really really high quality rim in terms of its construction. it has a thin brake track but unless you grind your rims every couple of weeks then it wont be an issue.

    only use dt spokes. get the double butted ones 14/15 gague. if you are looking to save weight go with alloy nips but if you dont care go with brass ones. if you think you might be doing lots of truing then go with brass. lace it up 3 cross both sides and site back and enjoy your shiney new bad ass wheel!
     
  5. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Got more product than Ron Popeil Staff Member

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    yeah, if you're using V-brakes don't use the dx-32 or try-all. They should work fine if you're running maggies though.
     
  6. Morryjg

    Morryjg New Member

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    You suck! I want one too!!! :drool:
     
  7. KenC

    KenC New Member

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    I totally agree with the 14/15/14 spokes and tioga DH rim. That's what's laced to my King right now. I use v-brakes, and yes, pad clearance can be an issue if you don't set them up right. This rim/spoke/hub combo is working great, absolutely no complaints. The only thing you may or may not want to consider is tire size because of fold over due to a "smaller" rim width compared to others (i.e. don't use a 2.7 or something huge). I'm running a 2.3 inch rear, and has never folded. Oh, and I'm on an echo for the moment...
     
  8. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    taylor, tire = 2.2 michelin/maxxis
     
  9. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    Reading this makes me think I might have clearance problems with my PX BMF on my PX mkv Zebdi running a 26 x 2.5in tire.

    Any insight, might I run into some problems? Because arent the PX BMF and Alex DX32 the same thing except the BMF has eyelets?
     
  10. Gardenfan

    Gardenfan New Member

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    I am running an eyeletted DX32 with a comp 24.1 2.5 on the back of a MKIV with no clearance issues.
     
  11. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    i think matt is too... ?
     
  12. Cole

    Cole New Member

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    Run the Dx-32, I've run one on my px with michelin 2.5 comp 16 with vee's for 6 months without problems. Width is sweet.
     
  13. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Got more product than Ron Popeil Staff Member

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    Just for those few comments that were kind of wondering...

    I run a PX BMF (DX32 with eyelets) and a michelin 2.2, no clearance issues whatesoever.

    Sonic, you won't have tire clearance problems (provided your wheel is dished properly), the only thing that may be a problem is that if you run V-brakes the arms may stick WAY out the sides.

    Bill
     
  14. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    maggies in the rear, good, no probs