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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Just came across these:

http://hermes-sport.com/products

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Are these likely to be Velocity A23s by another name or do we think they're something else?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Ironically enough I just emailing with Hermes about them. I asked about the weight limit - 1270g is pretty light - and he said I'd be fine at 175lbs,


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:17 am 
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Kinlins (270) on Mig 45 Mag 170 combo??

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:05 am 
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I'd like their website to have more information than your typical chinarello seller...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:19 am 
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Quoted as "lightest wide-rim road wheelset commercially available at 1270g" so that rules out the XR270s.

Look too deep to be stan's, even look too deep to be HEDs. I'd guess the same Kinlin CX rim sold at BHS.

Would be nice to know what the rim width and depth are, annoying to have to count spokes too. Price???

Ooo Tune spokes, but not going to mention the tune hubs?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:44 am 
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Found this:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/05/12/her ... -wheelset/

According to someone who has them on BF, they are A23s. Hmmm.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Phill P wrote:
Quoted as "lightest wide-rim road wheelset commercially available at 1270g"


yeah apparently their marketing department needs some research too:

these are 22mm wide and weigh 1179:

http://www.amclassic.com/en/products/ro ... beless.php

the new MAGs if ever released will be closer to the 1100 range


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:57 pm 
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But are they the lightest at 23mm? ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:42 pm 
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These remind me of the Flit wheels from a few years ago.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:47 pm 
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These are velocity A23 rims laced with the new Sapim Superspoke on the front and a mix of another sapim double butted spoke on the NDS and DS(Super spoke with another db spoke) to tune hubs. A friend of mine (whom is a former ex-pro) has these and after seeing them in person I have mixed opinions about the wheelset....


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:15 pm 
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any more details on the "mixed opinion"???


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The front Mig hub bearings deteriorated quite quickly.( sucks because that hub is very very pricey) Also I think my friend said that the wheels felt "soft", like they didn't feel fit for the type of riding he usually rides.


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