AC 350 vs custom

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King Weel
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by King Weel

Ok, I am probably choosing between these two wheelsets:

AC 350
CX Ray
Alloy nipples
(about 1300 g) (Anyone familiar with real weight of 2005 models??)

Nimble Spider rims (24f/28r)
Mig 70/Mag 160
CX Ray
Alloy nipples
(about 1250 g) (Anyone familiar with these rims??)

Info: I only weigh 60 kg, or less when proper trained :D )!
For everyday/race use!

Any feedback would be appreciated! Regards
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I'd go for the second wheelset... nimble has a good reputation, and the tune hubs are probably better than what AC is using for 2005.

Don't you think your weights are a little optimistic?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

AC 350
CX Ray
Alloy nipples
(about 1300 g) (Anyone familiar with real weight of 2005 models??)


I had a two sets, one shimano other campy, weighed 1273g and 1274g with 28/32 cx-ray spokes.

However, the are horrible wheels in my opinion, too weak.

I would do the second with a slight change. Use nible on the front and Velocity Aerohead OC rim for the rear. I am having a set built up with these rims, the Aerohead in the rear gives a more laterally stiff wheel, and only weigh 395g, +/- 5g.

Another advantage is you can use a 24/28 wheelset and it will be stronger then the 28/32 AM classics.

Also, your weight of the second wheelset should be closer to 1280g - 1300g, depending on the rim weight.
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brianwchan
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Hey sl, are there any lighter, cheaper (no super expensive carbon rims) rims than the nimble spiders? Just wondering, for my next build.

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by Superlite

Not certain, bit I doubt it.

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Progress rims (rebadged 350´s) instead of Nimble; any improvements? Weights are maybe a little optimistic, but weighs I found ranges between 1275-1350.
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What are these "progress" rims? Where can i find out more about them?

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Spaniardclimber onces claimed that the AC350 are available seperately under the Progress name, 24h as well for 40 euro´s.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1993&highlight=progress
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where can i find nimble rims in the US?

@ SL, where are you having your wheels built?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

where can i find nimble rims in the US?


Direct from Nimble

@ SL, where are you having your wheels built?


Having one of the best, Mike Garcia. Check his web page

www.oddsandendos.com

Email or call him, tell him I sent you. Just be ready to have your ear talked off. :D

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So, which rims are better, Nimble or Progress (AC350)?

Real weight of Nimble rim?
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by cadence90

Superlite wrote:
@ SL, where are you having your wheels built?


Having one of the best, Mike Garcia. Check his web page

www.oddsandendos.com

Email or call him, tell him I sent you. Just be ready to have your ear talked off. :D

I just had a set of DTXR4.1 mtb wheels built by Mike. He is terrific! A very nice guy, excellent advice and work, and beautiful wheels. Builds with a lot more than he lists on the site. Definitely recommend him. :thumbup:
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I have used Nimble Spider rims for a season and they are strong.
Hubs were awful though. I am 63 kilos and they got through some bad roads on northern european stage races.
Sounds like a nice build - post some pics when you get 'em done!
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Thanks, I will consider that!
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