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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:19 pm 
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Do 1x NDS (heads in), 3x DS for triplet. 1x will be easier on the flange.

So long as the spokes have *some* tension, higher tension doesn't help anything.


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rruff wrote:
Do 1x NDS (heads in), 3x DS for triplet. 1x will be easier on the flange.
So long as the spokes have *some* tension, higher tension doesn't help anything.

Hi rruff, what would be your thoughts for a non triplet ... thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:47 pm 
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If it's the hub with poor DS offset and a big offset ratio, 1x heads-in DS and 2x NDS would probably work best.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:19 am 
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rruff wrote:
If it's the hub with poor DS offset and a big offset ratio, 1x heads-in DS and 2x NDS would probably work best.

Hi rruff, by 'poor DS offset and a big offset ratio' do you mean a wide flanged hub with a small DS flange or ??? ... thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:10 am 
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Poor DS offset means it is significantly less than it could be. ~19mm for S and ~17mm for C.


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I've been eying the Canyon CF SLX. I'm not really settled on the Mavic Ksyrium SLR wheels, so will probably look to move these on and replace them.

I already own Campagnolo Neutrons, but they're starting to show their age and I'm not sure I want to put them on a beautiful new bike. Instead I'll look to retain these on the winter / all weather bike.

I'm 66-kg and no power house in a big gear. I tend to get my buzz in the climbs. So I'm looking for something responsive and light, with aero being slightly lower on the agenda (I know, I just described the Mavics).

A couple of alternative I'm considering:
HyperClinch SP - 1190g - £850
CERO AR30 - 1360g - £350

I have zero experience with these wheels and would welcome some feedback from anyone with experience. Clearly a significant price difference.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:56 pm 
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How much do you weigh? What type of terrain are you riding? What do you expect to gain by getting new wheels?

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Hi. New guy here. I ride a Merlin Extralight that I built around 1993. It weighs in at 15.8 lbs. and has 130mm dropout spacing. I LOVE this bike. It rides on Spinergy Rev-X tubular wheels using a 7 speed freewheel. The wheels and the bike are in exceptional shape and I love the trick look, so I want to keep them. I know these wheels are not particularly light, so I was thinking of having a second set of lightweight wheels for a different kind of riding experience, e.g., bursts of acceleration and quick spin ups. I weigh 135 lbs. so I don't need a gorilla strong wheelset. I'd like the wheelset to be as light as possible but roadworthy, on good quality roads.

What do you knowledgeable folks recommend? Are any wheels currently made that will work with my setup? I don't mind buying new.

Thanks for the help.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:19 pm 
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I would go with a custom build of NOS Dura Ace 7400 hubs and H Plus Son TB14 rims, unless you want to stick tubular and you could go Ambrosio rims. CXRay spokes of course.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:39 pm 
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Are you set on running clinchers, or would you be willing to give tubulars a try? What is your price range?

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:20 am 
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I'm currently on tubulars. I'm not opposed to staying with tubulars, but I wouldn't mind going back to clinchers either, if there isn't much of a weight penalty. My price range? Not sure how much $$ I'm willing to put into this. Depends on what's available.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:17 pm 
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If you really want to experience light, then carbon tubular rims are the way to go. Unfortunately there aren't any light aluminum tubulars around. The Stan's 340 is just as light, and if you put light tires and tubes on there is really no penalty... except you will lose that tubular magic I guess...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:00 pm 
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I am new here and 1200...1300grams is light for 500.00...why don't more people go this route? Everything else i see is atleast twice that price and still low-mid 1400grams


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