WORLDS LIGHTEST CLINCHERS!!! AND THEY ARE CARBON!!!

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Superlite
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Available in January 2004, FSA's RD-800 carbon clinchers have 18 spokes front and rear and reportedly weigh 1.2kg per pair. RRP will be US$1100 per pair. Not a bad price, and the lightest clinchers money can buy, at the moment anyways. :wink:

Heres the link, go ahead, snoop around!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2003/sh ... ke/maloney
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Joel
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by Joel

Check the new hyperon ultra clincher www.campagnolo.com
and the Fir rondas :shock: :shock:

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Wasn't there an air pressure limit on the carbon clincher rims from Campagnolo?
I remember something like "not more than 8 bar".
Wouldn't surprise me if the FSAs are limited, too.

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Yeah, I've seen them, they make me sick. They aren't very light, 1350g, and they cost a butt load, around 2000. I could buy 2 of the new FSA sets for the price of theat and be 150g lighter.

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by Joel

Why don't you use tubulars? Much stronger for the same weight and safer.

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I never said I didn't, although I don't. :) Not yet anyways, saving up for some though. I was just saying that theses are the worlds lightest clinchers, thats all.

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by Joel

OK, but for racing - not for training tubulars are just better and you I wouldn't train on my 2000$ wheels

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I never said I was buying them to train on, they would be race and event use only.

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by spytech

does anyone have a close up picture of the hubs?

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by Superlite

I WAS WRONG!! These wheels are not as lite as they claim to be. FSA claims they weigh in at about 1200g, but from a source at interbike they are closer to 1500g!!!

Oh well, carbon clinchers is a bad idea anyways, they can't take the pressure, most only to 8 bar.

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how much is 8 bar? 1500grams doesnt sound too good - i hope thats not true

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by Superlite

About 120psi.

By they way, I think you broke the record for most posts in one day. What do you have 25? :shock:

Somebodys been drinking too much coffee :wink:

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hehe, thats because im getting new parts for my bike, and i am doing alot of research. but everyone says not to ride the zipp 360 rim everyday in new york city. so i think i made a bad choice there.

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by Joel

spytech wrote:hehe, thats because im getting new parts for my bike, and i am doing alot of research. but everyone says not to ride the zipp 360 rim everyday in new york city. so i think i made a bad choice there.


Do you want to train on Carbon wheels in New York city???

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i just wanted to build a bike (this is my first road bike), then it turned out to be a project - i was searching for the lightest parts. but i dont think i wanna train in nyc with carbon wheels, if i can sell both rims i will and just build myself something else, maybe american classic - i just dont like how many people have had problems with their rear hub.

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