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 Post subject: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Has anyone heard anything about this wheel?

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:11 pm 
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still "prototype"

wide design like new aero rims (enve, bontrager, zipp firecrast, flo...)

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:29 pm 
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www.lightweight.info/fernweg/?lang=en


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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:38 pm 
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I don't like the new logos but it looks really good. It would be nice to know the aero width of the wheel because after seeing the pictures, the 19.5mm figure it's the tire bead width for sure

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:51 pm 
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Any idea if that wheelset is hollow?
..the only thing that I miss by Standard wheels is a good sound :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:47 am 
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Really? It just shows how we all have our own tastes. I rode some Zipp deep rim wheels a few years ago, 808's I think and they had a very echoey sound, I didn't like it at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
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Yes, it really depends from personal taste... Don't know why, but somehow I like that sound, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one.. We had in our team also Zipp and Mavic Cosmic wheels in the past seasons and we all loved that sound :noidea:

Otherwise I'm really interested if those Fernweg Lightweights are hollow or are they also "foam filled"..?

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From that photo I would say that they are hollow (made with "balloons" that are inflated in the mould..) because there aren't any "air voids" that are (I guess) on the Standard's because the procedure where the foam is "pressed"...

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Very narrow profile. Narrow tubes for these wheels, I don't get their reasoning :noidea:

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Cyclingnew's ad is very direct, it shows a Zipp wheel rolling and a Lightweight wheel passing it

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
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So much coolness. So much money.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:04 pm 
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That's great, after Zipp, Enve and Reynolds, Lightweight now too has the fastest wheel on the planet. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Maybe faster (discwheel is really good) bud very often problem with brake surface and straight line


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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:21 am 
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Berk wrote:
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Otherwise I'm really interested if those Fernweg Lightweights are hollow or are they also "foam filled"..?
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Fernweg - as all of our other wheels - have foam inside.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight 80
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:59 am 
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CarbonSprots, any aerodynamic test results that you can share? Also what tubulars tested most aerodynamically with Fernweg (or at least what tire width)?

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