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FAO Super & his encyclopedic brain! 29" wheel weight

bails87bails87 Posts: 12,998
edited December 2011 in MTB buying advice
I'm thinking of building wheels for my (sshhhhh!) CX bike on some Mavic TN317 rims.

The rims are 540g each, I'd probably do it on XT (6 bolt) hubs which have a combined weight of just over 500g (?) and wondered if someone/Supersonic had an idea of the spoke weights that would be added to that? Based on some rough speculation, the spokes would be about 290mm. (Obviously, I would figure it out properly before uilding the wheels, if I even do it. I just want a rough estimate on 'standard' DB spokes, so I can work out if they'd be any better than the stock wheels)

Happy for someone to suggest better (narrow, 17mm) 29" rims btw.
MTB/CX

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