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March 14, 2019, 7:19 a.m. -  Vik Banerjee

I do feel you on that. So what I am doing is: 1\. only buying hubs with convertible end caps 2\. not flipping bikes rapidly 3\. my idea of a quality wheel set is Hope/DT Swiss hubs + Light Bicycle rims This means I know I'll get years from any nice wheel set I buy because I'll keep the bike it's in for years. Flipping bikes is expensive and honestly if you are not 100% satisfied with one of today's uber bikes the problem is you not the bike. With convertible end caps you can \[internet lawyer disclaimer - usually\] mod them so they work in the next width up the food chain. So 135mm to 142mm and 148mm, 100mm to 110mm and 148mm to 157mm, etc... You actually get a stronger wheel with less dish \[internet lawyer disclaimer - usually\]. My idea of a nice wheel set is not tip top of the hub/rim food chain so I can probably get two complete wheel sets before hitting the same cost as someone eating at the high high end wheel buffet.

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