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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Hi,

Do you have experiences with the newer handbuilt Planet X wheels? - And are they UCI legal?
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WBPXPPC50/planet-x-pro-carbon-50-tubular-wheels-hand-built--2x-front-lacing-%28pair%29

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:50 am 
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They are relatively new, replacing their previous Pro Carbon 50 which i've road raced on for 2 years with no problems. New and old versions are both UCI legal.

When you consider Edge Composites 2.45 is exactly the same weight, yet 5mm shallower than the R50, I would say the R50's are the lightest rim money can buy for £150. Oh and 5 times cheaper than Edge Composites too!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:27 am 
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That sounds good! - But are you 100% sure that they are UCI legal? Cause i don't see them on their "Wheels legal above 25 mm." list :?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:15 pm 
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Looks like a good deal.
But are those decals removeable? FUGLY.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:59 pm 
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On the old model the decals were under a clear coat, so i guess it's the same on the new :?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:00 pm 
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Anybody know where those rims are coming from?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:28 pm 
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Have someone ridden them at Bikeradar Live, and please confirm that they are UCI legal :wink:

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Rruff, AFAIK they are using the new Gigantex lightweight rim?
The PX wheels have always used Gigantex rims and the new PX wheels were introduced at exactly the same time as the new lighter rims became available from Taiwan.
If they're anything like the older rims then they should be great as I really rated the older models?
From a building point of view they were great, very round and flat to start off with and very consistent in both quality and the thickness of the rim bed.
I should be getting a few pairs shortly, so I'll do a review of them when they arrive. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:31 pm 
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How about the quality of hubs and spokes?

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CippoForLife wrote:
Looks like a good deal.
But are those decals removeable? FUGLY.



I asked a salesrep at PlanetX, and he said they were "laser etchings" (not decals or transfers) and I would need an "angle grinder" to remove them... :x (thus voiding the warranty...).



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Laser etchings!?!? You've got to be kidding me :evil:

Do you guys know/have experiences with this site: http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk/wheelprices.htm - They seem to have the new light Gigantex rims as well, but there you can get it with Novatech hubs and CX-Ray spokes for 30 pounds more!! And best of all: THEY DON'T HAVE DECALS AT ALL!! :)

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LouisN wrote:
CippoForLife wrote:
Looks like a good deal.
But are those decals removeable? FUGLY.



I asked a salesrep at PlanetX, and he said they were "laser etchings" (not decals or transfers) and I would need an "angle grinder" to remove them... :x (thus voiding the warranty...).



louis :)


laser etching on carbon?? damn they want to make sure the name stays on their rims lol. But I'm sure the color can be removed by sanding. at least it would be more stealth.

best thing would be to buy them direct from gigantex or some dealer like the wheelsmith website so there is no logo

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I've already dumped the Planet X wheels :lol: - At the Wheelsmith site you can get the same rims with CX-Ray spokes, better hubs and NO decals, for just 30 pounds more... :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:13 pm 
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legs 11 wrote:
I should be getting a few pairs shortly, so I'll do a review of them when they arrive. :D


Who do you buy them from? They aren't sold around here...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Not sure if/when planet x USA will have them in stock. I'd email Brad and ask him:

http://www.planet-x-usa.com/Contact.aspx

As far as getting raw rims, no idea. Ask Jeremy perhaps about a contact since you're down his way?


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