why not ? carbon wheels from china !?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
1415chris
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Surrey UK

by 1415chris

Bought my ones from X-Bike Equipment.
Very good contact, awaiting time 2-3 weeks, shipping china-uk 3 days!
Rims came with pads and nipple washers.

Image
Image

voodoojar
Posts: 659
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:50 pm

by voodoojar

I've been using my commuter to test light weight parts. I have a couple of the rims below that have about 500 miles of the bumpiest roads in Atlanta and have survived so far.
Image

by Weenie


focuscarbon
in the industry
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 6:01 am

by focuscarbon

andyindo wrote:showdown where did you buy your rims from? sub 1100g for a 50mm set is awesome!What spokes and hubs are you using?


50mm foam-filled rims(320g+320g) and Powerway R13 hub(290g) and Sapim Race spokes(250g), 1180g in total, that's my wheelbuilding.....thanks.
enjoy cycling, enjoy life......
www.focus-carbon.com

focuscarbon
in the industry
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 6:01 am

by focuscarbon

Martin.F wrote:Did you happen to weigh the 20mm tubular rims separatly? I'm really starting to concider a set of 20mm tubulars + bikehubstore.com hubs and some cx-rays. And maybe a set of 88mm tubulars :mrgreen: :lol:


the normal weight of 20mm tubular rims is 250g, and the foam-filled rims will be some lighter, around 220g.....
enjoy cycling, enjoy life......
www.focus-carbon.com

voodoojar
Posts: 659
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:50 pm

by voodoojar

The Chinese rim maker I buy from is switching to 24mm and dumping the 20mm because of failure rate. the 24mm weight 230gram. I do not have pictures on a scale but I have 2 sets on the way.
Last edited by voodoojar on Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

kimaswan
Posts: 102
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:15 am
Location: France, Bordeaux

by kimaswan

1415chris wrote:Bought my ones from X-Bike Equipment.
Very good contact, awaiting time 2-3 weeks, shipping china-uk 3 days!
Rims came with pads and nipple washers.

Image
Image

Those are 50mm rims ?
A friend of mine ordered very light 50mm rims (310gr) and both had problems while lacing them. They seem to be not strong enough. What about yours if they are 50mm ?

focuscarbon
in the industry
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 6:01 am

by focuscarbon

voodoojar wrote:The Chinese rim maker I buy from is switching to 24mm and dumping the 20mm because of failure rate. the 24mm weight 230gram. I do not have pictures on a scale but I have 2 sets on the way.


As i know that just one factory have 24mm mould, maybe you bought from them...
enjoy cycling, enjoy life......
www.focus-carbon.com

voodoojar
Posts: 659
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:50 pm

by voodoojar

focuscarbon wrote:
voodoojar wrote:The Chinese rim maker I buy from is switching to 24mm and dumping the 20mm because of failure rate. the 24mm weight 230gram. I do not have pictures on a scale but I have 2 sets on the way.


As i know that just one factory have 24mm mould, maybe you bought from them...


Yeah, it's the same one you buy from.

User avatar
eigner
Posts: 1119
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:36 am
Location: Denmark

by eigner

Hi I would just warn you against Yishun:

I have been dealing with Yishun for a two years now. And everything went fine until my last batch of wheels where there where several quality problems. I emailed Yishun about these issues and in the beginning they asked for photos, so I emailed photos and even a video.
After that I have heard nothing. Absolutely nothing. Its been a month now, and now I would just share my experience with Yishun.
DON'T SUPPORT THIS COMPANY WHO CLAIM TO GIVE 1 YEAR WARRANTY, BUT IGNORE YOU IF YOU EVER WANT TO MAKE USE OF THAT WARRANTY!
Current: Colnago CX Zero Di2 Disc, Cannondale F29 carbon3
Previous: Scott Plasma 3 premium, Parlee Z3SL, Parlee Z4, Argon18 E112, TREK TTX7.0, S-Works Transition, Pinarello F4:13

User avatar
CharlesM
Posts: 5771
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:37 am
Location: Phoenix Arizona

by CharlesM

And there it is in a nutshell....

Dammit
Posts: 443
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:16 pm

by Dammit

Farsports sent me a warranty replacement pair of 50mm superlight tubular rims after the first pair had a braking track issue.

gigantor7
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:22 am

by gigantor7

Image

Just found these pictures of an x-section of reynolds' new rims. Very clean looking.

eric
Posts: 2196
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:47 pm
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Contact:

by eric

Nice find. Interesting that they stuck with a V section rim rather than the new trendy U shape.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post