My new "mongrels"

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Superlite
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by Superlite

Just got my new wheels, I like to call them the "mongrels," thanks for the name danielgillett. :wink:

They are sweet, front is a nimble spider rim laced to a american classic 58 hub and spokes are AE ovalized Wheelsmiths.

Weight 573g

Rear is a Velocity Aerohead OCR laced to a DT Swiss 240 hub and 28 XE Wheelsmith bladed spokes.

Weight 760g

Total set weight of 1333g

They are supposed to be really stiff and light, I'll know soon enough. Much better relability due to the DT rear hub, and is only 10g heavier then the new AM 205!

Also, for those interested in the nimble spider rim, it looks to be top notch. Only thing that I don't like about it is the narrow brake track, similar in size to the AM rims, but it is very nicely machined.

Yeah! My bike is now 350g lighter!!! :twisted:
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drjones96
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by drjones96

Is the spider rim not strong enough for the rear in that configuration?

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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

Very nice
SL, how much do you weigh?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Is the spider rim not strong enough for the rear in that configuration?


It is strong enough, but given the fact that the Velocity Aerohead is 4g heavier and one third the price AND will give an even more laterally stiff wheel, why not?

I weigh 138lbs

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by brianwchan

Awesome, post a review after you get some miles on it.

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by danielgillett

Mongrel; I like the term, but i don't think you have grasped the meaning ;-)

Was there any reason as to why you chose the Spider over the Fly? Wasn't your intention to create a climbing wheelset?

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by spytech

sweet. i like. why not the hidden nipples on the front wheel?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Mongrel; I like the term, but i don't think you have grasped the meaning :wink:


I get it, it does fit as a name with my build, plus it sounds cool. 8)

Was there any reason as to why you chose the Spider over the Fly? Wasn't your intention to create a climbing wheelset?


Spider is a clincher, fly is carbon tubular.


sweet. i like. why not the hidden nipples on the front wheel?


The hidden nipple model weighs more, costs more, and is not friendly to truing. :evil:

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by BigFloppyLlama

Nice. Nothing like some hand built wheels.

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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

138, Man,I'd probably destroy those.

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CaptainWilier wrote:138, Man,I'd probably destroy those.


i am always between 165 - 175lbs i wonder how they would fair on everyday use with me. please give us an update when you have racked up some miles. i would still have gone for the hidden nipple. how much more do they weigh?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

25g more.

CaptainWillier, what do you weigh?

The whole point of this build was to make a very light set while being very robust. I think with a heavier spoke guage and 28/32 count a 200lb person could ride them with no problems.

I'm not the man on wheels, call up Mike at oddandendos if you have questions like that. He won't sell you wheels that he knows won't be strong enough for the rider.

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Bike with new wheels.

Been lightening it up, soon 14lbs. :twisted:
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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

SL, I'm 175-180 (still trying for 160) but I'm very tough on wheels no matter what the weight. I think it's the bmx/mountain biker in me.

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by MiNtzNUrMth

dang forget the wheels superlite has the new dura-ace invisachain and rear derailuer. that is a pretty sweet setup. I bet with that chain on there your cranks spin very "freely"! Nice wheels though.

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