I’m just wondering if any of you expert mechanics and wheel builders could provide some advice regarding a potential wheel build.
I am looking up the idea of lacing a new set of rims into my XC Race wheels and I’m wondering if it’s possible/wildly inappropriate to reuse my spokes.
I currently have Hunt XC Wide wheels which I have been really happy with. However I’ve recently been looking at carbon rims (BTLOS M-i30) that as far as I can tell have a very similar ERD to my Hunt’s.
I don’t have any experience with wheel building but have a mate who’s done many and who would hopefully help me.
The obvious risk/downside is the potential to break down a perfectly good and lightweight set of alloy wheels.
The potential upside is for not a heinous amount of money, I could get a lighter set of wheels *with" an extra 5mm Internal Width. I don’t know that I can justify the cost of buying new hubs etc to build up a brand new set. Plus, it appears the Hunt stuff is actually really good for the money in the weight and performance as anything that comes close in weight appears to be 240s/XTR level and that’s more than the wheels complete cost me.
Any feedback welcome. I’m far from committed to the idea and it’ll probably have to wait until after my A-Race in Jan.