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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:44 am 
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Beefier spoke bed and weight now is a porky 385 grams.

The weight difference between it and the Kinlin XR-200 is now negligible.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:07 pm 
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385g is really the limit of what a lightweight, alloy rim can be. Even at that, these lightweight rims aren't for everybody.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:05 pm 
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I went through 3 rims last year, due to spoke holes crack front and rear and drive and non-drive. My last build I added nipple washers and I hope that keeps the wheels from issues.

If not I will be onto V2


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Anyone know when these are coming out?
I'm thinking I want to snatch up the v1.0 before it's too late. Been perfectly happy with mine.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:25 pm 
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I think V2.0 started shipping in May.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:40 am 
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I believe Fairwheel Bikes still stocks V1.0.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:20 am 
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so much for the lightest alloy rim in the market. i never liked the stories of spokes lossing tension when the tire was inflated. i do love the idea of a wide rim design, but a low rim wall paired with a tubeless set up sounds like asking for trouble.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:58 am 
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come on ultralight disk brake equipped carbon clinchers!!!!!!

less weight at the rim, ease of clinchers, awesome braking performance!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:22 am 
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re lighter carbon disc rim ....doubt the rim will be much lighter than now....... there is relatively little material in the cross section for the brake track now.....

with the cross spoke, additional hub mass for the disc mount and the disc itself, i would expect a COMPARIBLE perfromance wheelst to be heavier with disc... no alot but still more...

Braking will however be bloody brilliant and less worry of a buckle buggering the ride etc etc... aero perhaps better too as the brake track flat will be gone... although this will be off set of less aero spokes and more frontal area of the disc and hub.....

All in you can see why there hasn't been a sprint to get road disc going..


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