DIY wheel build - spec advice

Spooked Posts: 90
edited March 2015 in Road buying advice
Hi guys,

I'm about to embark on my first wheel build from scratch. Trouble is I really don't know where to start and what I should think about using. I am a recent convert from MTb's so am a little unsure what rims etc would be best and wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction.

I weight 75kg and mainly ride around the Brighton area so hills are pretty short and punchy which is something I strangely enjoy and seem to be good at. I do a mix of sportives, audax and long weekend rides mixed with a couple of rides in the evenings each week.

I've previously been a bit of a weight weeny and am looking for something light and fast :)

Got a budget of about £350 in total which I realise probably isn't a great deal.

Can anyone help me with regards to what they would use if they were building their own set of wheels?

Before I forget I will need the rear hub to be Campag compatible.

Thanks for any help :)


  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    There is a dedicated thread on top of the page. Seek advice there
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