I just got a 32 spoke rear wheel - I'll have to check on the manufacturer. It does have the 203mm disc. I told my LBS I wanted a very strong wheel and I just got what they picked.
I was looking for a 36 spoke wheel, figuring the more spokes the better, but being in a small town, I'm always having to wait a few weeks for anything unusual to come in. As it was, it had been a few months just getting all of the parts in. Not from Xtracycle, just the parts I needed to modify the bike.
So I took a more common 32 spoke. No trouble from there, except for the rear derailleur - I had a bit of difficulty making sure I had the stops and adjustments correct. If you are not certain, have the LBS set it up. It's easy to adjust but if you are a novice like me it's hard to know if you've got it just right.
I'd not want to ride this without the rear disc. I'm 6'3", about 200 pounds and live in a hilly place. I have enough trouble stopping a regular bike once the wheels get a little wet.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "erickulaas" <eric@...> wrote:
> Dave, great info, thanks. I'm going to go with the rear disc too. I mentioned what I was planning to the guys at the LBS. They have a wheel they said would work fine but the disc they had was a 180MM rather than the 203 that's recommended. I'd probably just go with the 203. What's your take on that and any special kind of wheel?