- light bicycle carbon rims
Yeah, mine sat for a week this time, first one went through in a day I think. It’s quite frustrating, you end up pretty cut off from the process but they did come
(and now, after complaining about the wait, they’re sitting in the garage waiting for me to sort out the hubs!)Posted 4 years ago
Just picked mine up from the Lbs. They were supposed to have been built with supercomps but the builder told me they had been built with comps. Then turned out they were actually built with Sapim dbs, identical spec to comps apparently. Price was supposed to be 340 with supercomps, they have offered to rebuild them or I can have them as is for 310. What to do? Slightly annoyed Tbh but no one died so hey ho. Any opinions on whether the difference whilst riding will be noticeable?
Weight is 1785g btw, 955 rear and 830 frontPosted 4 years ago
My LBS built my 35mm 29er rims last week but I forgot to ask them to weigh them before fitting the tyres and discs off my old wheels. Doh! 32H, Pro2 Evo hubs and Super Comp spokes with alloy nipples. I would be happy with sub 1700g, as I was after a robust and stiff build rather than light.Posted 4 years ago
As far as I can tell the difference between alloy and brass nipples is 40-50g and Comps and Supercomps 50-60 for the pair so as mine came in just under 1800g I would think a bit under 1700 would be right for yours. Think I’m going to have the LBS rebuild mine with SupercompsPosted 4 years ago
Aye davo, my optimistic fag packet calculations came in at around 1650g if the rims were at the lower end of the LB quoted weight range, but they are probably closer to 1700. Not much more than a 100g saving over my alu Havens, but they are a hell of a lot stiffer, and 1700g is still a pretty decent weight for a burly 35mm 32h 29er wheelset considering Hope’s new 29er Enduro wheels (and Pro2 Flows) are the best part of 2kg. Since building the wheels I’ve only ridden them at Glentress and Inners, but I’ll be heading up my local hill on Sunday morning where they will be treated to a right good thrashing on fast rock steps, drainage bars, and the longest rock garden in the area where many a rim has been dented and bent. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the LB rims fair over the coming months.
I’d probably ask for a rebuild to the requested specification if I was in the same position as you, but good luck with the wheels whatever you decide to do.Posted 4 years ago
Owner of the LBS has just phoned before I had a chance to call them, he said they want to rebuild the wheels as they’re not what I specced and it will just niggle at me otherwise (he’s right about that!) Also said it’s fine to ride them as is until the Supercomps come in so can’t say fairer than that, A* for customer service for Quest Adventure in WorthingPosted 4 years agotasteslikeburningMember
Just paid £27.25 VAT and handling charges to the Post Office so should be getting my 35mm hookless 29″ any day now.Posted 4 years ago
I’m not obsessing about the lightest spokes. I’ve done that in the past and it usually costs in less reliability. So no skinny spokes and brass nipples on the back wheel.
Any feedback or problems with hookless burping air?uselesshippyMember
I’ve got the 35mm hookless 29er am rims, and they came in at 420g each. They’re built up by Cycleworks leatherhead onto hope hubs.Posted 4 years ago
Well, I spent 4 days in sospel kicking the shit out of them on some stupid rocky trails and they’re fine. Odd scratch and knick in the lacquer, but that’s it. Super stiff, made a real difference ploughing rock gardens.ScienceofficerMember
After waiting for a repeat order of the correct length super comps to arrive from Germany, I’ll have my grubby mitts on my pro2 35mm supercomp with brass nipples next week. I’ll post up the weights when I get them.
I’m not expecting a large weight saving over the excellent maxlight 29er wheels I’m currently using, maybe 150g at best, but stiffness and strength will be much greater, and the tyre profile should be stupendously good.Posted 4 years ago
Mounted the front tyre on mine earlier, tubed for now, will give tubeless another go once they’ve been rebuilt. Bloody tight getting a Hans Dampf on which is a good thing in my eyes given the lack of bead and shallow sidewall. Difference in width isn’t as pronounced as I’d expected, volume wise hard to see with the bike in the garage. Will sort the rear tomorrow and post some pictures up.Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
I’m ordering a 35mm wide carbon rim to go on a Dt240 hub, any reason not to use Sapim Cx ray spokes?
Nope, but over rated IME, having used them several times. Higher fatigue strength, so if you want light weight spokes but break Revs then they’re ok. If you use alu nips then you just break those instead of the spokes. Same end result.Posted 4 years ago
Mini – review on a not particularly testing 17 miles over the South Downs; first impression on the flat is that they give a nicely damped quality, really seem to take some buzz out of the small stuff.Posted 4 years ago
Could be mental purchase justification but I don’t think so, would imagine the effect would be more pronounced on rockier trails. First drop was in the trees and too muddy to tell much except that they’re lovely and stiff. Second one was open and 35mph+, quite rough in parts. Felt really good down there until the rear went down towards the bottom. Was not impressed to have pinch flatted when I hadn’t hit anything too hard but turned out to be a piece of flint that looked like a sharks tooth through the rear tyre. Was glad to have my mate lend an extra pair of hands to get the tyre back on, they are properly tight, no concerns about the tyre blowing off the rim. Had to get the tyre beads into the rim well to get it on. On the final mile home on the road I noticed the back end bobbing slightly. When I got back I checked and found that the tyre had inflated with the bead still in the well around part of the diameter. Deflated, pumped up to 50psi with a track pump to seat the bead and then let some out, something to be aware of. Overall they’re only wheels but I really like them and suspect I will like them more as I get more miles on them.
Hubs off to Steve the Anodiser now so time to actually work out spokes. I was thinking Supercomps but now, kind of drawn towards Sapim Lasers, any thoughts?
I’m not a renowned spokebreaker, I was really put off thinner spokes but I’ve now realised that’s mostly because I’m fed up of tracking down straightpulls! And the rest probably because one of my wheels is more or less fatigued out- I keep thinking I break too many spokes but they’re all at the nipple thread. Impact damage is a slight worry but I think other than mechs-in-spokes and the like the strength ought to be alright…Posted 4 years agoGee76Member
I went for a massive 60m length x 25mm wide roll of Tesa tape off ebay, web rumoured to be the same as Stans. Certainly appeared so and only about £12 delivered!.
Using Revs on my 35mm x 29″ rims and so far so good still, nice and stiff with some favourable damping qualities and a nice footprint to boot.
Be interesting to see how that anodizing goes Northwind, you gonna try a rear and front too?Posted 4 years ago
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