HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:02 pm
Posts: 7
Off Topic,

Why is everyone against carbon rims for daily use? Is this just in the case of carbon clinchers or tubulars as well?

With a carbon clincher rim there is a large risk that the shoulders may be damaged from a large impact. However, in the case of tubular's a carbon rim should be stronger in all aspects provided it is designed and manufactured correctly.

Am I missing something here? Do the braking surfaces on a carbon rim wear extremely fast?

Chris S


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:04 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
Guys, I'm not a gold mine! don't have 2000 for a set of reynolds. :wink:

Under 1000 guys, reynolds, I don't think so. :lol:

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:26 pm
Posts: 495
Location: Santa Monica, CA
PCS74 wrote:
Off Topic,

Why is everyone against carbon rims for daily use? Is this just in the case of carbon clinchers or tubulars as well?

With a carbon clincher rim there is a large risk that the shoulders may be damaged from a large impact. However, in the case of tubular's a carbon rim should be stronger in all aspects provided it is designed and manufactured correctly.

Am I missing something here? Do the braking surfaces on a carbon rim wear extremely fast?

Chris S


It's the impact issue for me. More so a problem with clinchers than tubular carbon rims.

_________________
Ride lightly!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:43 pm
Posts: 751
Location: Belgium
Superlite, when you want sub 1000$ wheels, go for Corima.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:26 pm
Posts: 495
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Superlite wrote:
Guys, I'm not a gold mine! don't have 2000 for a set of reynolds. :wink:

Under 1000 guys, reynolds, I don't think so. :lol:


Then don't get anything with a carbon rim.

Why not have some CR-350's or something similar built up?

_________________
Ride lightly!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:05 am
Posts: 1011
Superlite wrote:
Guys, I'm not a gold mine! don't have 2000 for a set of reynolds. :wink:

Under 1000 guys, reynolds, I don't think so. :lol:


Set of Elan's is easy under 800 bucks. Hard to beat on a price per gram savings scale .. as far as the CR350's I thought everyone was trashing AC wheels on this board not too long ago. :wink: But I guess you build your own with a better set of hubs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:55 pm
Posts: 240
Location: St. Louis
Superlight-- Check out ebay for a set of Reynolds wheels. I got mine for $750 new. It never even had a tire glued on yet!

There is a set of Cirro wheels on there now that are brand new and the seller says his reserve is half the price of new wheels. Who knows, you might get lucky and get the set for $800 or less.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:01 am
Posts: 219
Superlite, you need at least one more wheelset than one. I can't imagine having only one wheelset. Thats crazy. No spare wheels for wheels in-wheels out races, nothing if one breaks, and you cant have a really high performance wheel if you are trying to consider how it will hold up for everyday riding (no, dont give me examples about wheels that do it all, i dont want to hear it). And why are you afraid of glue? Tubulars aren't the devil, and they are better than clinchers for racing. "Oh but Hawk, theres been so many advances in clincher technology, and what if I flat a tubular in a race?" If you flat a tubular in a race, its the same as flatting a clincher in a race - you have to get a spare wheel or your race is over. But tubulars flat a lot less, and they have a MUCH smaller risk of blowing up like clinchers do, which makes them much safer for races. Sell you ksyriums, get a good set of 32 hole clinchers or mavic cosmos or cosmic elites etc (theres a buy-it-now set of cosmic elites on ebay right now for $160). Then invest in a nice set of tubular racing wheels.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:44 pm
Posts: 1699
Location: Kentucky, USA
I use my AC tubulars with Tufo tires(with sealant addedd) as my training wheels. I haven't had a flat in almost 2 seasons with Tufos. I have had my rear wheel trued once......and that's on a 1090 gram wheelset!!!!! The Tufo tires with the sealant works unreal....I got home from a ride last week and there was a small nail in my tire......I pulled it out and got to watch the sealant seal the rather large hole up, only lost a bit of air! Works great


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:59 am
Posts: 1386
Location: Sydney, Australia
On a slight tangent (if SL is still after clinchers), which tubular race wheelset can I buy for around $1000?

Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:16 am
Posts: 93
Location: Wales
Brilliant case made for Tubulars by HawkMt210 but you ommitted one other feature. Tubs are still attached to the rim when they puncture so they are still safeish to ride on if you're totally stuck. I am not the only advocate, Abraham Olano won the 1995 Worlds on a flat tub. Better to roll carefully to the finish rather than risk a wheel change.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
Ok guys, I was asking about light weight clinchers! Argh! No offense but you guys need to learn to stay on topic!

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:59 am
Posts: 1386
Location: Sydney, Australia
Well they converted me, but I do agree you need a second pair of wheels.

Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:26 pm
Posts: 495
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Superlite wrote:
Ok guys, I was asking about light weight clinchers! Argh! No offense but you guys need to learn to stay on topic!


But his other comment was. You do need more than one :!:

_________________
Ride lightly!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:59 am
Posts: 1386
Location: Sydney, Australia
Keep the Ksyriums for training and buy a race quality wheelset. The Ksyiums can be raced if needed.

Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:33 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Franklin, RimClencher, TimmS and 54 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Fulcrum CEX 2.5 wheels??

in Road

grudeato

1

252

Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:10 pm

5 8 5 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Izar Wheels

in Road

maggierose

0

317

Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:04 am

maggierose View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 9T pulley wheels

in Road

eliflap-scalpel

10

566

Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:46 am

maxxevv View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Wheels for Cervelo S5

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

FHKJ

17

2094

Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:06 pm

fogflip View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Wheels often out of line...

in Road

alpinestar

1

26

Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:19 pm

rijndael View the latest post


It is currently Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:32 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB