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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:20 am 
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Can anyone advise on the benefits/differences of 23 or 25mm carbon cyclocross rims?

Using 21cm now and buying a second set and have choice of new widths.

Weight wise I am assuming the 25's are a little heavier but does the extra internal width offer any advantages.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:44 pm 
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At 25 mm, some brakes start having problems accommodating the width. It's also a relatively rare width so far, so if you are swapping wheels, you will have to do more adjusting. For tires in the 50+ mm size range, the extra width can stabilize the sidewalls a bit so the ride is a bit more predictable. But for cross tires, I've found that a 23 mm rim offers a great improvement over a 19.5 mm or so rim, but the 25 doesn't do that much more. It just wasn't worth the hassles when swapping wheels.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:01 pm 
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But not such problem if using discs? The extra stability sounds good.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Correct, no such problems when using discs. I'd probably try the 25 mm ones. By the way, which rims are they? I'd also be interested in some :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:24 pm 
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Farsports Disc Tubulars, 38mm


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:41 am 
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Nice, thanks :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:08 pm 
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Looking to build 4 sets of carbon tubular CX disc wheels with center lock hubs. Has anyone seen a rim similar to the one mentioned below, but with a lower profile than 38 mm? More like 25-30 mm? With a descent price…
Basically I'm looking for a budget version of a Enve MTB XC 29er tubular both with a center lock 11 speed hub… are there such wheels?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:24 pm 
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JBC wrote:
Farsports Disc Tubulars, 38mm


Were you able to get a price quote on those? I emailed them last week about them and never got a response. If you did get a quote, how much were they?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:39 am 
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preludervtec wrote:
JBC wrote:
Farsports Disc Tubulars, 38mm


Were you able to get a price quote on those? I emailed them last week about them and never got a response. If you did get a quote, how much were they?


about 100usd/pcs, not including the shipping, i think 23mm wide is perfer for cyclocross.


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Jens Westergren wrote:
Looking to build 4 sets of carbon tubular CX disc wheels with center lock hubs. Has anyone seen a rim similar to the one mentioned below, but with a lower profile than 38 mm? More like 25-30 mm? With a descent price…
Basically I'm looking for a budget version of a Enve MTB XC 29er tubular both with a center lock 11 speed hub… are there such wheels?


http://www.light-bicycle.com/tubular-mt ... _v51GPxw1I


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