700c disc wheels
Superstar have some ready made ones now
I built mine though, novatec hubs, halo aerotrack rims.Posted 5 years ago
Got a pair of SpeedCity’s, as Mountain Mutant, and a pair of Open Pro on XT’s (both cente lock) for my commuter. SpeedCity’s feel faster and stiffer, but the Open Pros are marginally lighter and the XT hubs are better sealed so I swap between the two for summer/winter. Both seem equally bombproof.Posted 5 years ago
I built mine though, novatec hubs, halo aerotrack rims.
I’ve been looking at those particular rims. What kind of terrain are you riding on and how are they holding up…?
Using Aerotack’s on the Alfine commuter – ~7000k and no issues on a mix of road and cyclepaths. The spoke holes are not reinforced and the powder coating has crazed there (probably from oxidation of the rim), but as I say, no issues.Posted 5 years ago
Yeah, it’s one of the reasons I was looking at them. But the following…
spoke holes are not reinforced and the powder coating has crazed there (probably from oxidation of the rim),
…makes my vain side shudder. I’ve been reading the pros and cons of eyelet versus no eyelet and it seems to be fine without as long as the rim has a fair amount of metal – v-shape rims (a la Aerotracks) being suggested as ideal.
I’m thinking the Open Pro will look better in the long run as they’re anodised as opposed to the powder-coating of the Halo’s.
Edit : Just had a gander at their site and it claims they’re anodised so it’s all go for the Aerotracks. Lighter than the Open Pros, too, apparently (realworld weights).Posted 5 years ago
Edit : Just had a gander at their site and it claims they’re anodised so it’s all go for the Aerotracks. Lighter than the Open Pros, too, apparently (realworld weights).
Most of the colours are anodised…. mine are white, which given the thickness of it, I am pretty sure is a powdercoat or paint.
You are right about the Open Pro’s – have a pair of rims that are well over 10 years old, have outlived two sets of hubs and, because they have only ever been used disc-only, look pretty much as they did on day one.Posted 5 years agocheers_driveMember
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I have upgraded to a set of Fulcrum XL29er wheels from bike-discount.de. They were only about £160 and appear to be an absolute bargain. Very nice set of wheels for the money
What are you using them for CX or road?Posted 5 years ago
I’m looking for some lighter wheels for my CdF (raod and cx use) but do not want to spend more than £200, maybe £250. That rules out handbuilt as unless the componets are heavy and low spec (shame that I can’t wheel build as the Novatec / H Plus Son’s look ideal).
Had been considering the Kinesis CX disc wheels which get a good review on road cc, the rims are lardy at 550g (Open Pros are 430g) http://road.cc/content/review/69946-kinesis-crosslight-cxdisc-wheels.Stan_DingupMember
Yes, my plan was to build myself but these came up and I couldn’t resist…
Worth having a chat with the guy at http://www.overspoke.com for a quote as they do look very well put together.
PS. I have no connection with these guys whatsoever other than having bought the wheels!Posted 5 years agoDelSubscriber
hmm. straight pull for discs?Posted 5 years ago
also not had good personal experience of 240s and they require tools for servicing, so if i were cynically minded i could see why your lbs man might recommend them…
3 cross and hope or shimano depending upon your cartridge or cup&cone prejudices.
No, he didn’t recommend that particular set-up, though I can see why you thought that from my post. It was merely a brainfart that I’ll discuss with JRA/Merlin sometime next week. No doubt they’ll suggest a disc wheel will be better with three cross and a 32 spoke count or some such standard.
Having said that, Crossmax is a disc/straight-pull affair and I can’t say I’ve heard of them failing for that reason. Maybe I just haven’t researched thoroughly enough.Posted 5 years ago
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