Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Wed May 25, 2016 2:08 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED

If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:19 pm
Posts: 65
This might not be a typical question on the WW forum since it is a tandem, but I figured I'd ask. Our combined weight is 240lbs (110kg). The wheelset needs to be disc compatible and I will not be doing any loaded touring on this wheelset. This is just for group rides. I have White Industries Disc Hubs with DT Champions, 40 spokes, laced to Sun ME14A rims. I'm planning to buy the same hubs so there's no weight savings there, but use 32 spokes and DT comps, laced to some rim. I believe saving 16 spokes/nipples (about 8g each, so around 128g) and then converting the remaining 64 spokes to DT compes (about 1g diff, so another 64g), I should have about 192g saved so far. Any thoughts on what rim to use that'll be strong enough for us? I'd love to use alpha 340s for the weight but am very concerned on the strength. The Sun rims claim to be 420g and and I'm having a hard time finding a rim that's much lighter, that's also relatively strong. I will use brass nipples.

Thanks.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:26 am
Posts: 628
I know of a couple that rides topolinos, not sure of the weight, but I know their wheels are relatively lightweight for singles.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:11 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:24 pm
Posts: 297
Location: Portland
Rolf Prima makes great high performance tandem wheels, with disc option.
http://rolfprima.com/products-tandem-page.php

_________________
Attack!
www.PDXWheels.com
www.twitter.com/PDXWheels


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:04 pm 
Offline
Formerly known as wassertreter

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2246
Location: Pedal Square
Strong alu rims such as Hed Belgium, Velocity A23, Mavic CXP 33, etc typically tip the scales north of 450g.

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:43 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:02 am
Posts: 1980
Location: NoVA/DC
id pass on the topolinos. seen too many hub issues, and the construction seems too much like Lightweights from shell to spokes, then a crappy adapting system to mate it to a standard rim. good effort on their part, but...
hed belgiums had some spoke hole cracking issues, this was a little while ago so may have been solved. so id go with velocity a23.
how big are the tires youre running? 23? or 28ish?
stans arch ex rims are 450g, 24.6mm wide on the outside, im sure they can take some air pressure.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:53 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:02 am
Posts: 1980
Location: NoVA/DC
also, what is the weight of your current pair of wheels, without tires, cassette, rotors, qr, etc.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Best all round wheelset

[ Go to page: 14 5 6 7 8 ]

in Road

muntos

110

15118

Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:56 pm

muntos View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. BEST Carbon Disc Wheelset

in Road

Shogunade

12

591

Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:55 pm

Gazelleer View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Edco wheelset - what are your thoughts?

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

danieljwood

33

2000

Tue May 24, 2016 7:58 am

Tomstr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Can you remove the decals on the Roval CLX wheelset?

in Road

bencolem

2

664

Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:06 am

SLCBrandon View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Best 10 speed group? Or try to convert wheelset?

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

loudtiger

33

1762

Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:44 am

duvivr6 View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ChanheeLee, JohnHinMD, MrJP, nismosr and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited