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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:04 pm 
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I was browsing their website and found that they are going to introduce carbon MTB clincher rims. 320 gms and basically everything is unlimited, from riders weight to spoke tension. http://www.mcfk.de/2/felge/29er.html


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:42 am 
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Interesting, clearly they're confident!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:20 pm 
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They are just about the perfect width as I think some of the very wide rims lately are too wide and change the tire profile too much. The offset spoke bed is a good idea too. The weight is top notch. I think the warranty dept. will want to fire the dept. that said no limit on spoke tension, rider weight, etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:51 pm 
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It's probably called the marketing dept. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:05 pm 
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WHHYYYY? Why no 26"?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Probably because they think there won't be enough buyers?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:30 am 
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Jaker wrote:
WHHYYYY? Why no 26"?



Industry wants 26" obsolete

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:46 am 
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Yea, and as soon as they kill 26 they will come out with 28 and kill 27 Then they will come out with 30 and kill 29, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:12 pm 
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A french style protest meeting in front of Eurobike would be nice :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:55 pm 
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Their new 650b rim has a claimed weight of 295 grams also with no limits. I like the width, which seems about perfect for XC.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:42 am 
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Have there been any inclinations of pricing around anywhere? Will they be expensive or ridiculously expensive? The spec of the rims certainly looks very interesting


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:17 am 
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I'd assume ridiculously expensive based on their other stuff!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:46 am 
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Yep, fair assumption I'd guess! Hard to justify spending more than LightBicycle prices as the jump up to AX/ ENVE is just so huge and I'd have thought most people would notice the loss to the wallet more than they notice any gain to the bike :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Agreed, assuming they come in as claimed you're talking 35g/rim less than a Light Bicycle, and I'm going to guess at €800/rim. So yes... how much do you really want to save that weight!?


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unlimited spoke tension ????


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