I can assure you that we are not using anything the same as any of the rims in this thread. I'm not surprised that similar rims shapes and depths have popped up recently, but all of our rims are made in a very high quality factory in Taiwan. We were actually lucky to get floor space in this factory. You will not find our rims on any other line up and they are definitely not going to be found in the direct from China lines. We spent about 14 months work of work refining the rims, materials, brake tracks, hubs, and brake pads before they were ready to be released.
You may find rims that are similar in shape to a lot of different companies, but that does not mean the quality is going to be anywhere close. You guys can buy these rims cheaper than my cost and I'm placing orders in the hundreds at a time. Depending on how you look at it that can be a good thing or it can be a very scary thing.
Boyd, I'd just like to be clear... I've been drooling over your wheels since you announced the 2013 upgrades. I raced on a team previously that had a sponsorship arrangement with you, and a bunch of my teammates picked up wheels that they are still racing happily! I missed out, and was happy that I did when the new specs came out... But then I switched teams, and no more team deal. To be honest, I'd rather race your wheels than the zipps I can get now. I feel the 44mm depth, light weight, and perfect width (so I don't have to futz with my brakes too much switching from major tom/a23 training setups) is spot on. However, I can be a bit of a control freak, and prefer to build my own wheels, which has served the budget well
Long story short, I started looking for a similar rim profile as an experiment and a budgetary reality. I commented in here not to try a "gotcha," but more as a complimentary nod towards what I believe are the strengths and versatility of your rims.
Keep up the good work!