718 Gram wheelset

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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JURE
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by JURE

that is crazy!!! great work!!! :thumbup:

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jjmstang
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by jjmstang

Damn damn damn.... those would put me almost in the 9lb range

Sweet looking wheels, but how will they hold up to normal riding ?


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by strobbekoen

Yup soon we'll be riding on air.

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currieinahurry
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by currieinahurry

thats pretty nuts!! 8)

what spoke count are they?
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by mca56

20/24. I'm the new owner. They are intended for hilly New England road races and uphill time trials such as Mt. Washington and Whiteface. I'll report back on how they perform when the local road conditions finally improve.

Cyclist in the Sun
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by Cyclist in the Sun

Nice build :thumbup:

What's the rider weight?
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by kavitator

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push the limits 8)

i was very impressed about all micrometers around rim...classy and high tech quality

mca56
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by mca56

138lbs. I have a decent sprint despite the light weight. I'll report back on any brake rubbing.

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by madcow

jjmstang wrote:Sweet looking wheels, but how will they hold up to normal riding ?


John


John, while they aren't an ideal daily rider they should hold up just fine. This pair really does set a fine example of what can be done. Just think, a similar set with Aerolite spokes is still sub 775grams but should be a bit stiffer as a daily rider. Or if you were really after durability you add to that the ELF front hub and an SR rear and you're still only at 825grams or so.

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by mythical

seriously impressive!

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by nicrump

dont just lock the thread. lock the forum. we are done. i dont think we can do anything to top this. :shock:

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by jamiewilson3

If you actually google "bad ass wheels", these are the first hit. :)

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by Cyclist in the Sun

@ nicrump

I'm sure there is a way :twisted:
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by jamiewilson3

Cyclist in the Sun wrote:@ nicrump

I'm sure there is a way :twisted:


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