prendrefeu wrote:Yeah, really damn heavy, and frankly disappointing.
I am waiting to see what develops from FarSports' line of U-Shaped wheels, their weights and availabilities. No bias, just guided by experience.
For what it's worth, I also checked in with Archteks (who were known to produce excellent rims, particularly their tubular variety) as I haven't heard from them in a while. I'd like to see what they've got in comparison to these other providers in terms of a new 'aero' shape.
Compared to Zipp 404 Firecrest (the shape these copy) at 1525g, these 56mm ones with Novatec SL hubs and CX-Ray spokes, I calculated ~1660g (using the high-end weight of the rims), so its not TOO bad, I guess, just 1/3lb heavier for 30% the price.
2 x rims @ 582g/ea (560 + 22) = 1164g
Novatec A291SB-SL front hub = 60g
Novatec F482SB-SL rear hub = 230g
44 x CX-Ray @ 4.25g/ea (20,24) = 187g
44 x Sapim nipples @ 0.38g/ea = 17g
Total = 1658g