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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:07 pm 
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Hi,

Looking to get something lower profile compared to my LW Standards for windy days.

I know the Corima's are good wheels, however the low spoke count from a safety stand point worries me. I have not found anything that supports worrying but thought I'd ask if anyone here had issues.

The question vs the Gipfelsturm's is will I get any aero benefit with the Viva MCC S being 32 MM compared to the Gipfelsturm's 27MM rim depth?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:18 pm 
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I'm guessing not many people have this particular Corima wheel. Over 100 views without a response. Probably stick with LW since I am familiar with them.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Yupp MCCs are pretty rare...and I never had the pleasure of riding them. My 2c, if money is no object, I would go for the Gips, though I found the Standards III (16/20) to climb super well; and the real world weight difference vs. the Gips is less than 75 grams (even if almost all of it at the rims...)
in any case you cant go wrong ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:34 pm 
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vlastrada wrote:
Yupp MCCs are pretty rare...and I never had the pleasure of riding them. My 2c, if money is no object, I would go for the Gips, though I found the Standards III (16/20) to climb super well; and the real world weight difference vs. the Gips is less than 75 grams (even if almost all of it at the rims...)
in any case you cant go wrong ;-)


I think I would agree. I really my LW standards, just thought I would try something different. I was also hoping to gain some aero benefit over the Gipfelstrum's without going to deep where wind would be a factor.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Bumping this to see if I can get additional responses from owners of Corima Viva MCC wheels.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Hi,

Probably about the best wheels ever performance-wise.
You're pretty much on your own re repair etc. in case of major probs though...

Ciao, ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Thanks for the response. Repairs are my only concern. Might just roll the dice and take the chances hoping for the best. Star bike seems to have pretty good price for the wheel set, much lower than any U.S. pricing.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:23 am 
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If repairs are your concern (as were mine), i'd consider a Viva or Winium rim laced to a nice pair of hubs in a conventional way.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:12 pm 
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dual wrote:
If repairs are your concern (as were mine), i'd consider a Viva or Winium rim laced to a nice pair of hubs in a conventional way.



While I completely agree with your comment part of the desire for these wheels is the look of the Viva MCC. On the flip side the look is what also worries me with the low spoke count... :noidea:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:18 pm 
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I'm not sure if i understand that last sentence right, but functionally and performancewise they're top notch for sure.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Last sentence means - I like the look of the low spoke count but the low spoke count is what concerns me with durability.

Thank you - You provided the answer I was looking for. I just placed my order with Starbike so I will soon find out for myself.

I'll update this after I receive the wheels.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:23 pm 
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I like the look of the low spoke count but the low spoke count is what concerns me with durability.


That shouldn't be of any concern unless you're a rather pound-rich rider.
My major concern with Corima rims is that the carbon layup has a tendency to delaminate when in regular contact with aggressive cleaning chemicals. Other than that they're in the top three of the best wheel ever.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Which chemicals would that be? I sometimes clean the braketracks of carbon rims with acetone and remove rests of glue with white spirit. As i currently have a set of wheels with Winium rims being made for me, i find that pretty interesting...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:42 am 
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That shouldn't be of any concern unless you're a rather pound-rich rider.
My major concern with Corima rims is that the carbon layup has a tendency to delaminate when in regular contact with aggressive cleaning chemicals. Other than that they're in the top three of the best wheel ever.

Ciao, ;)
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Thanks for that response. That is what I was hoping to hear.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Corima MCC's for when it's too gusty for the LW's. LOL I love this forum!


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