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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:44 pm 
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If the price is right I think they are still a worthwhile buy. They are strong and light and shouldn't have much problem lasting a few years. Good point made by Causidicus - the fact that there are no conventional spokes aren't a concern to me, and it is just strange that not many will have the same complaint when they talk about Lightweight wheels. These are way cheaper than LW anyway, provided you like the looks of course.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:50 am 
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Fact is, my mate has some of these and they are not straight. They can not be fixed. That sucks.

So he has some mega-bucks wheels, that are imperfect and by their very design will remain that way forever.

I would be pissed and so would all of you.


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Well, you don't know whether they can be fixed or not. One wonders why, if they aren't straight enough to be satisfactory, money was handed over for them in the first place.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:25 pm 
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I was of the thinking that they had lost their true from riding, but due to their design were unfixable.


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You might want to check if they are actually the same as the day they were purchased and if not, which wheel, what generation and what use they have been put to before making any further assumptions.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Anyone know where to buy a replacement freehub? Unfortunately I just bought a Campy (V2) set off eBay with the intention of buying a Shimano/SRAM 11 speed freehub to have my options open (I have both Campy and SRAM bikes). And of course, they announce bankruptcy 24 hours after I won the auction.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:40 pm 
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I would still go for a pair of tubs latest gen if I knew where there was inventory and where the price was favorable.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Don't they use White Ind freehubs? Maybe check with them.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:42 am 
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MF got bought by DIVINE Cycling Group.
http://www.divinecycles.com/

I emailed them for the transferable 4yrs warranty questions, i got reply back within the next hour.
They said will email me next week, it looks like they are in the transition at this moment.
**Crossing my fingers**

I talked with them personally at Interbike 2013 and didn't mention anything which surprised me.

We'll see.

Gen 1 of MF wheels use White Industries hub, I don't think the Gen 1.5 and 2 use WI Hub. I think they have their own MF Hub.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:15 am 
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Divine Cycles thing is 6 months old.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=116728


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Gen 1 of MF wheels use White Industries hub...

Hmmm. I wonder if a WI 11s Shimano freehub will fit. The original Madfiber wheels were dished for each drivetrain. If you have a Gen 1 Campagnolo rear it might now be able to be converted to Shimano with a new WI S11s Shimano freehub. Titanium sure as hell beats soft alloy with Shimano cassettes.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:58 am 
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I don't own MFs nor do I intend on getting any soon, but I could see why someone would want MFs -- they are lighter than the standard LW, and the relatively high rim profile gives some people the impression they are aero (just look at the "MF in the house" thread), they are definitely different, and SOME think they are cool. Some of them are posers. Some aren't. Sure can't be trued, etc. Wide rim is a more recent thing. MFs are closest to LW than any other wheel, and LW has done well generally. So if they fix their delam issue quickly and have a proper business plan, then it could have been a success story.


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Given all the points I just made above I cannot fathom how someone would be excited about dropping even $1500 when you could get new 2012 Zipp 404's for that price and have a wheel that can be serviced, is wide and still made by the same company that started it.

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I noticed some talk about free hub bodies but no real resolution. Anyone know who to contact to purchase one?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:57 am 
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Was this a recent email that got the quick response? If so, that's promising. I think mine still have about 2 yr of warranty left on them. Had the front one replaced under warranty no questions asked earlier this year, so hopefully won't need to use it.


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Yes I got the same response a few days ago saying the same thing too - wanted to return it to them to get the new generation wheels a week before the news broke. Retailer couldn't contact the company, so I emailed DCG direct. Fingers crossed too.

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