Thursday, November 8, 2007

Seeking Opinions

I am considering getting some wheels built. I will largely be riding gravel, some single track with few, if any drops, I need the rear hub to be able to handle gears and single speeding, I want it to be at least reasonably light and durable for the price. The Skunk River Cycles here is Ames has recommended these for around $400 built:

Salsa DelGado Race 29er Disc Rims
DMR Revolver hubs
DT Swiss SuperComp spokes

What do you think? They are recommending these hubs because it has a steel cassette body and they should be able to handle the wear and tear of a single speed cog.

Since I have such little experience on this stuff I thought I would ask you guys what you think. So what are your thoughts on this?

Paul

4 comments:

Patrick Humenny said...

if yer going Revolvers, go the freewheel route, and get a eno freewheel...bombproof, otherwise, looks deese.

Paul said...

Thanks Paddy for your advice. I appreciate it!

Paul said...

Not to be a pussy (ok I am), but with the eno I would be limited to single speed correct?

Paul said...

Opps, did a little research and now see what an Eno freewheel is. Awesome!