- Superstar 24in wheelset
Anyone have any experience with the new elements 24in wheelset’s from superstar? I’m curious to how much they weigh? I’ve messaged superstar a couple of times but have had no reply.
Not sure if I go for these or spend the extra £70 and go with a crest/novatec build?
Any thoughts greatfully recived!Posted 1 year ago
send an email to Lukasz Ryz firstname.lastname@example.org for a crest build. For 350 you’ll be able to get a dam good build. I got Samuel’s wheels from him. 401 euros posted for 240s front 350 rear with aerolight spokes. 565g front 710g rear
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Wheels arrived for the @ns_bikesco clash jr build. @dtswiss 240s front 350 rear laced to @stansnotubes crest rims built by @fitwheels_eu 565g front 710 rear. Tyres by @schwalbetyresuk hans dampf 24×2.35 that actually measure 2.35. #mtbscotland #mtbgrom #mtblife #mountainbike #mountainbiking #mtbiker #mountainbiking
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Worth noting the older crest rims above are only 21mm internal but on closeout from stans so excellent vfmPosted 1 year ago
Superstars element and new improved crest mk3 are 23mm so depends on your intended use/tyre choice
27mm internal spawn 1700g as a gravity wheelset are available and also great vfm (before shipping from Canada)
Interested to know a weight if you get one as they look like they’d make a great dj wheelset for the next project
ignore mePosted 1 year ago
hello sorry we didnt get your message, where did you try messaging us so we can try and work out why you havent had a reply?
we only do actual weights not estimates, and we have been so flat out on building all the wheels for the January offer we have got behind on photos and weights. We have more hubs landing on friday so we can get more stock built and weighed.
the rims themselves are about 30g more than crests in real life but from a durability point of view they are far better than crests. The only rim we warrantied last year for failing was stans, we do sell alot of them so its a bit harsh but true, crests were the worst offender and i think they are a bit flimsy personally. If they put such a low spoke tension limit on them it says alot.
The element rims are fit and forget basically. If it was my money thats where it would be.
If you have any specific questions feel free to PM me on here or facebook
Neil SuperstarPosted 1 year ago
@superstarcomponentsPosted 1 year ago
Failures on 24″ crest mk3?
My eldest has run his mk3s for a summer of bike park and squamish/whistler trail riding with no problems on his ripcord, although built with sapim nipple washers
Any sales on the element 24 incoming?
yes, not many but notable as the only rim we have had issues with last year. We do sell alot of them, but no where near as many as our own brand rims. They are mega light but thats probblay the trade off. All got warrantied no problem with paligap but its a pain for the customer and we have to stump up for the cost of new spokes/build/box/labour etc out of our own funds to send out a fresh wheelset, we only get a credit for the rim.
Sales, unlikely currently as we are struggling to build enough V6 hubs to keep up with demand. FYI sales are decided usually about 5 minutes before they go live, so even i cant tell what decision will be made in the future!
Neil SuperstarPosted 1 year ago
thanks for the reply,
I used the link on the site – email@example.com -?
Im happy with a slight weight penalty over a more reliable rim.
Do you have a rough idea on wheel set weights – 1400 ish?Posted 1 year ago
posh – cheers for that, I’ve dropped a message to him. will see what comes back!
ThanksPosted 1 year ago
Sorry, my poor spelling!
I clicked the email link on your contact page and sent an email?
If you get hubs on fri, could you have a weigh in of all the component parts to see where they end up weight wise?
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I have just gone for a pair for my sons bike. Was going to go with novatec/crest but these will be a good upgrade compared to the stock Orbea rims on his bikePosted 1 year ago
They have just arrived. On the kitchen scales they weigh 1709g.Posted 1 year ago
Look very nice
Thanks for the update, interesting to hear how much they weigh. I went with a crest / novatec build with double butted spokes for around 270 with valves and tape.
They weigh in around 1420,Posted 1 year ago
@timtom888 was that a home build or bought from somewhere. If so where was that?Posted 1 year ago
Bought a second hand set of mk2 rims on eBay along with hubs and had the spokes cut and laced up by the lbs.Posted 1 year ago
Todays build, 24″ 28h crest mk3 on a $20 used 3-pawl DT 370 hub (with 240 axle, 10mm end caps, new shimano driver body to replace the XD).
Sapim D-light, Sapim HM washers and DT Squorx pro lock nips.
Brood Maxtion 2.3 tyre, mounted tubeless 565g
Good times to be a kidPosted 1 year ago
Can’t see the pic bb but nice spec. Is the 240 axle a lot lighter than the 370? Or did you fit it for another reason?Posted 1 year ago
Only a paltry 7g lighter but it has an o-ring recess to keep the DS end caps in place and I have a bag full of them… gave up on doing a star ratchet conversion so threw some parts bin stuff at it 🙂Posted 1 year ago
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