Wheel #00022. For T-san, a long time Audax rider, he wanted a light, low profile rim. Hiroshi Koyama of C Speed recommended the Ambrosio Excellight, instead of Mavic Open Pro. The rim looks very nice (eyelets) and builds up fine, and is quite light weight (430g). I prefer wider rims for Audax, but for T-san or other Japanese riders and Japanese roads this should be fine. I have been happy with the Ambrosio Evolution rim I built up and then gave to Jerome in 2011. I used DT Swiss Revolution 2.0/1.5 spokes, which I have had good experience with on many front wheels. T-san asked for a PV-8 -- a bit higher output at low speeds than the SV-8, and maybe better if you will be using a USB charger, though a slight trade off in terms of drag.
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