I've decided to start building wheels to sell as a small side business. Initially I will be focusing on budget conscientious builds that are durable more than bling.
I got parts for three sets ordered and ready to build. All are using Shimano hubs with the "29er" high torque 32 poe freehub body. All will use Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples.
Shimano M529 hubs with Sun Ringle MTX33 29" rims
Shimano M675 hubs with WTB Frequency i23 TCS 29" rims
Shimano M629 hubs with Pacenti DL31 29" rims
These are ideal for "Clydesdale" riders (the MTX33 wheelset for BIG boys) and seem made for Surly Karate Monkey builds (continuing the strong and durable theme). Prices will be under $300 a set, a bargain for hand built.