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The new producers of "Lightweight Wheels", Carbonsports, have put a very informative and beatifully styled section about their new product on their website.
It gives a history of the original makers Dierl and Obermayr as well as detailed technical info.
For those of you weenies capable of the german language, a link worth clicking!

http://www.carbonsports.de/
Produkte -> Lightweight Wheels

Martl

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For those of you weenies capable of the german language, a link worth clicking!

http://www.carbonsports.de/
Produkte -> Lightweight Wheels

Martl[/quote]

Or those smart enough to press the english button in the upper left hand corner :lol:

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Rogue_M3 wrote:[quote=
For those of you weenies capable of the german language, a link worth clicking!

http://www.carbonsports.de/
Produkte -> Lightweight Wheels

Martl


Or those smart enough to press the english button in the upper left hand corner :lol:[/quote]
Do you see the part about the lightweights in the english section?

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Rogue_M3 wrote:Yeah, right here- http://www.carbonsports.de/English/index.html

i know, but do you see that part i the engish section? cause i don't
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They've evidentally not translated that part of the site into English. Tis only on the German section.

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Do we have a german weight weenie who can translate it for us. It would be appreciated. Yahoo was not the best translation.

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nzkiwiguy wrote:Do we have a german weight weenie who can translate it for us. It would be appreciated. Yahoo was not the best translation.

Yes we have :)
but before i or someone else invest the time, lets wait a little.
Stefan Behrens from Carbonsports is frequently active in the forum of the german magazie "tour". i asked him when we can expect the english version. I'll keep you posted.

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martin wrote:
nzkiwiguy wrote:Do we have a german weight weenie who can translate it for us. It would be appreciated. Yahoo was not the best translation.

Yes we have :)
but before i or someone else invest the time, lets wait a little.
Stefan Behrens from Carbonsports is frequently active in the forum of the german magazie "tour". i asked him when we can expect the english version. I'll keep you posted.

Martin

Just got word from Stefan (talk about fast response...): english version will be available in a fortnight. Can you wait that long?

Martin

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thanks, I'll check it in a couple of weeks

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Nice site. Nice wheels too :D

By the way, Martin, you have a pair of Lightweights, don't you? Can you post soms more pictures of them? Thanx.
Whow! That's a pretty damn nice garage door!

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asphaltdude wrote:Nice site. Nice wheels too :D

By the way, Martin, you have a pair of Lightweights, don't you? Can you post soms more pictures of them? Thanx.

you might want to have a look at that
Website of mine, i put a few pictures of the bike there.

Martin

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Update!

the english version is available.
I've rarely seen such a nice and informative website about any cycling product. Highly recommended!

Martin


martin wrote:The new producers of "Lightweight Wheels", Carbonsports, have put a very informative and beatifully styled section about their new product on their website.
It gives a history of the original makers Dierl and Obermayr as well as detailed technical info.
For those of you weenies capable of the german language, a link worth clicking!

http://www.carbonsports.de/
Produkte -> Lightweight Wheels

Martl
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martin wrote:Update!
the english version is available.
I've rarely seen such a nice and informative website about any cycling product. Highly recommended!

Martin

Thanks Martin, very interesting and well written :!:
Do you completely agree with the spoke/turbulence discussion though?
It seems the analysis is made relative to straight-on wind direction, how much does it change in a side wind?
Still, a very convincing description....

This pentagonal comparison graph is a great thing, really a very efficient way of describing relative essential characteristics!!!
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cadence90 wrote:It seems the analysis is made relative to straight-on wind direction, how much does it change in a side wind?


From the Lightweight website:

"The measurements quoted from the test are given as gravitational forces. The gravitational force must be overcome to move the wheel forward at 45 kph. The number shown is the average of several wind angles: The wheels were slanted away from the wind in 5° increments to simulate cross winds."

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