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 Post subject: 1200g build for £370
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:06 pm 
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So I finally got my wheels done, guy building them has weighed them at 1200g.

Planet X carbon tubular 50mm rim rear, 20mm rim front, Token TK520 hubs, DT spokes, Planet X skewers. Total cost came in at £370


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Haven't picked them up yet, he's gluing the tubs on tomorrow


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:04 am 
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Picked them up last night. 1770g with tyres (Corsa CX) and skewers. Photos to follow shortly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:07 pm 
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That's insanely cheap! How do they ride?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:46 am 
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Annoyingly, critical part for the bike build has been out of stock. Still 2 weeks away


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:55 pm 
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To be fair, price was only possible due to ebay win on the hubs


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why not use DT spokes? Planet x rims are some of the nastiest on the market, for a little more you could get a much better rim.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Not that this is cheap weenies, but it would have been a lot cheaper to;

a) build them yourself
b) use ACI DB spokes & alloy nips in appropriate places

You'd of knocked another £100 odd off.

@ TrekUk - Don't knock the planet x low profile rims too hard.

Remember they used to be the rim that formed the F2R FFWD wheelset, which had a much higher price point.

I've heard of some people abusing the hell out of them & then complaining about the rim not holding up too well, but its kinda a fit for purpose, purpose specific type of rim imo.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:14 am 
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TrekUk wrote:
Planet x rims are some of the nastiest on the market, for a little more you could get a much better rim.

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The deeper profiles are/were made by Gigantex - pretty reasonable stuff and widely used by a bunch of others.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:12 pm 
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TrekUk wrote:
why not use DT spokes? Planet x rims are some of the nastiest on the market, for a little more you could get a much better rim.


I did use DT spokes.

Your comments on PX rims don't seem to be the general view.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:13 pm 
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mr_tim wrote:
Not that this is cheap weenies, but it would have been a lot cheaper to;

a) build them yourself
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No it wouldn't, because with my level of mechanical competence all that would have resulted in was something broken and still paying someone else to build the wheel properly


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Finally got all parts in order and dropping the bike at the shop tomorrow am


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Hubs don't look stiff or durable at all. I would fail to enjoy such a wheel.

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Stiff hubs? :S

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