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 Post subject: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:08 pm 
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Hope are building them up onto their own hubs. 1456g a pair, not bad for £950.

but is it just a generic cheapy rim?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:40 pm 
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that weight is pretty easy to hit with the generic 50mm carbon tub rims from gigantex. Planet X 50s with CX Rays were at that weight as of 2 years ago with novatec hubs. and PX 50s are 50% cheaper.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:02 pm 
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I'm after a top quality set of wheels that are'nt just light, not all that fussed about the weight (Can I say that on here?).

What I am after is stiffness. I don't want wheel that flexes and rubs the brake blocks when I stamp on the gas.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:19 pm 
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Email reply from Hope...

Hi, they are made by a reputable company, but that is all I can tell
you. Sorry about that.

Could they be the 4ZA rim as used on the FSA RD-488 wheels? Looks similar with the change in carbon appearance on the braking surface.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Sounds like Gigantex (like "everyone" else) :noidea:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Yes, it looks like a Gigantex rim.
Pretty good part though?
If you want low lateral flex you need to think about the flange width of the hubs, as well as the spoke type.
Tunes/Gigantex 50mm rims and DT comps builds into an incredibly stiff wheel at 20/24h, radial front and 2X rear.
Weight shouldn't be a priority on a 50mm aero build really, I prefer to focus on stiffness and speed rather than weight......if you want a climbing wheel go shallow.

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Hi Legs, long time, no errr forum chat...?

I agree that weight isnt a top priority. I am only 64kg but I can put out ~1400W in a sprint in the lab. A bit different to the road I know but I was chuffed none the less.

I liked the idea of this wheelset as the hubs will be bombproof and I already have all the drifts and hub rests for servicing from my MTB hubs.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:34 pm 
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Just watch out for hope & 11v non-compatible problem.

Legs just mentioned it, but its worth noting that comps will add a lot to the stiffness on a wheel compared with revs / lasers, which a lot of guys will use in preference to save some grams.

I was training on a 50mm wheel today & really noticed the flex of the rev DS rear spokes, when comparing it to a 40mm wheel which has comps throughout.. quite off putting when your doing hill sprints & your other wheels don't have that weird slow bouncing feeling.

The weight difference for 12x 2.5g is pretty low (i.e. a 24h rear), so seems like a worthwhile trade to me.


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The wheels come factory built with Sapim CX-Ray straight pulls.

£855 with the 10% off at my lbs. Thought they would be a good medium between top end DA/Fulcrum type stuff and the lower priced PX etc products.


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evenfasterson wrote:
The wheels come factory built with Sapim CX-Ray straight pulls.

£855 with the 10% off at my lbs. Thought they would be a good medium between top end DA/Fulcrum type stuff and the lower priced PX etc products.


a friend of mine, have two of those Hope wheelsets, looks realy great and the quality of the buildup is realy good.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
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If by PX you mean Planet X...They use gigantex rims as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:17 pm 
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I did mean planet X wheels. However they use cheap spokes and hubs and are machine built I think.

The Hope ones are hand built from start to finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:22 am 
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You can't go far wrong with anything from Hope as long as you're happy enough with the weights.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes this rim?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:09 pm 
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px use cx rays or dt aerolites. and they're handbuilt.

i used to own a pair of their 82mm tubs and the build quality was very very good. only reason i sold them was i couldn't handle the 82mm rim depth.


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Looks like my ControlTech rims.


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