Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
h4nc0
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by h4nc0

Anyone using the new Lightweight Gen 4 Clincher wheelset? I am looking to buy a set of carbon clincher wheelset and alot of people seem to like the new Mad Fibers. But I am unable to get much feedback on the new Lightweight wheelsets. Any thought?

Thanks~

ticou
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by ticou

You shouldn't have to wait long. Peeps here have reported prob's with Lightweight, MadFibre say there is no weight limit so might be a better options for realistic roads.

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jb
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by jb

I did a quik search but could not find any problems reported with the new Meilensteins...
Do you have a thread or link?

h4nc0
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by h4nc0

I have seen some reports of problem with the older version of Lightweight but there's virtually no info on the newer one, it seems. That is why I asked in the first place.

konky
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by konky

What sort of problems? In my view the only issue about Lightweights is you can't get the spokes replaced at your LBS. But that is a non problem anyway as Lightweight spokes don't pop like conventional spokes. It would have to be a pretty severe and unusual crash to break a Lightweight spoke. I've got a set of the new 47.5mm tubular Meilenstein wheels and apparently they are 30% stiffer and more durable than the 53cm version which were ultra stiff and durable anyway.

h4nc0
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by h4nc0

I am interested in the clincher version, not the tubular. :)

Ulle
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by Ulle

konky wrote:I've got a set of the new 47.5mm tubular Meilenstein wheels and apparently they are 30% stiffer and more durable than the 53cm version which were ultra stiff and durable anyway.


What about breaking performance? Improved also?

Thanks :beerchug:

jb
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by jb

The braking performance of the older ones i do not know,but the braking performance of the Meilenstein's is
really good.
If i compare them with the Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 full carbon the braking is far better.

clxcolnago
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by clxcolnago

I would take madfiber carbon clincher
Its not entirely carbon, there is some steel in it.

Still when you cycle with bloody expensive wheelsets like this, i rather not...they cost more than some car wheels for godness sake...and carbon clinchers braking...still questionable.

h4nc0
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by h4nc0

clxcolnago wrote:I would take madfiber carbon clincher
Its not entirely carbon, there is some steel in it.

Still when you cycle with bloody expensive wheelsets like this, i rather not...they cost more than some car wheels for godness sake...and carbon clinchers braking...still questionable.


yeah, i heard some good feedbacks on the mad fibers but not into the looks. LW looks much nicer to me.

nathanong87
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by nathanong87

^ exactly. LW look way more awesome. and that's what matters

Steve_W
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by Steve_W

Remember, carbonsports customer aftercare, in my opinion, is the very best.
Also, I don't think there's a nicer looking wheel on the market.
I am biased though, I had 3 pairs up until last week!

WeightySteve
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by WeightySteve

I would have to disagree with the first point.
But not the 2nd.

Alex_ucsb
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by Alex_ucsb

I'd give the nod to the Lightweights as well, for reasons of stiffness.

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RudyMontana
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by RudyMontana

Where are you located? In North America problems with LW are more pronounced as you have to send them to Germany for repairs.

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