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Old 09-25-18, 03:57 PM
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drowling23
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80mm rims on a 110mm hub a bad idea?

I wanted my bike to have nice suspension, so instead of using a Bluto or Mastodon (no offense, but these are very average forks), I took an 80mm rim and laced it with an ordinary 110mm Boost hub. The idea was to put it on a Fox 27.5 PLUS fork. And it works. However...
The problem is that the spokes make a 90 angle with both the rim and the hub. As a consequence, the brake caliper gets in the way, so I've had to file it.
My question: how bad an idea was this? I can fix the scratching of the caliper with a 203mm rotor, but would it be better to, maybe, use a more narrow rim? Or is this generally a bad idea and not a strong wheel?
Reason I'm asking is I'm guessing nobody does this, people just use a 150mm front hub that doesn't have these issues.
Still, I'm curious.
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