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How many wheels have you built in the past?

It involves more than just inserting spokes in a hub and rim. Not an insurmountable task for a beginner, but it takes work and patience, more than just researching the perfect parts.

Browse through the tire sizing information:
Tire Sizing Systems

MTB is an abbreviation for mountain bikes... a bit more stout than the typical road bikes.

Bicycle wheel sizes basically have two ratings, the outside diameter of the tire, and the rim diameter.

So, a typical road bike wheel will be 700c (about 700mm overall diameter), on a 622 mm bead seat diameter rim. With different tire size designations, that same 622 BSD rim can mount 700c, 28", or 29" tires.

26" mountain bike wheels use a 559 BSD rim.

Some of the common wheelchair rim sizes are different from bicycle rim sizes. That may or may not be an issue for your build, but you may choose to start with the proper sized wheel.

Racing wheelchairs can also be unique.
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