cx wheels

scarthie99
scarthie99 Posts: 209
edited December 2012 in Road buying advice
can you put mountain bike 29er wheel on cx bike or do have have some built.any info :shock:

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  • You can if you have disc brakes, otherwise you need a machined brake track, which 29ers don't have.
    A good set of cx specific disc wheels custom made will cost you around 300 pounds or less
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  • rjprey
    rjprey Posts: 18
    I've got a croix de fer frame I've just started adding bits to, and I'm currently pondering what wheels to get.

    Tyre choice I think comes into it, if you want to have say 28c tyres you might want to be more picky about the width of rim that you pick?
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    If you're looking for disc wheels, then Velocity A23 or Stans Crest rims on Novatec 711/712 hubs is pretty light and plenty strong IME. Just don't try running any tyres narrower than 25mm on a wider rim.
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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Monty Dog wrote:
    If you're looking for disc wheels, then Velocity A23 or Stans Crest rims on Novatec 711/712 hubs is pretty light and plenty strong IME. Just don't try running any tyres narrower than 25mm on a wider rim.

    I run 24mm Vittoria Open Pave Evo CGs on Velocity A23s, Kinlin ADHCs and H Plus Son Archetypes, all of which are 23mm wide rims. I've not had any problems and I doubt I'd have any issues with 23mm tyres either. The bead width is about 20mm on the rims so anything wider than that should be fine.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    OK - I've always worked on the principle of not using a tyre narrower than the rim to prevent damage to the rim - I once wrecked a rim due to catching a stone.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Asprilla wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    If you're looking for disc wheels, then Velocity A23 or Stans Crest rims on Novatec 711/712 hubs is pretty light and plenty strong IME. Just don't try running any tyres narrower than 25mm on a wider rim.

    I run 24mm Vittoria Open Pave Evo CGs on Velocity A23s, Kinlin ADHCs and H Plus Son Archetypes, all of which are 23mm wide rims. I've not had any problems and I doubt I'd have any issues with 23mm tyres either. The bead width is about 20mm on the rims so anything wider than that should be fine.
    Wow, you've had all the latest wider rims apart from the Hed Ardenne C2 and Stams Alpha 340. Which of them do you like best? Can you tell them apart at all? Which one brakes the best?
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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Not sure i can tell them apart to be honest.

    I've got the Archetypes 24/28 on Chris King R45s, A23s and ADHCs 32/32 on 105 5600s so it's only really fair to compare the Velocities and the ADHCs. The Velocities are rounder and the Kinlins were a bugger to build. They are still a little egg shaped despite my dest efforts.

    I've got another pair of Archetypes to build up onto some Royce rims and I really love them. They just look fantastic.

    I enquired about the C2s when I got my first Archetypes but they wanted £150 a rim. I politely declined.

    I didn't know the Stans were 23mm wide. As soon as my Open Pros need replacing on their Hope hubs I think that might be the way to go.

    Edit: just checked and the Stans say 17mm internal / 20mm external width.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX