Berd polymer spokes

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ergott
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For windup they send a pair of small leather pads to attach to pliers to grab the spoke while tensioning.
I'm guessing Knipex would be the best choice.

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Jenmoss wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:01 pm
I’ve trashed so many lightweight hubs .
Have you tried Red cassettes? They are much easier on the splines and lighter to boot!

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by spartan

why use this 'spokes' on a aero rim. round != aero
Current Rides:

2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 DI2 9150

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by LeDuke

MaraudingWalrus wrote:They are $8 a pop at retail.

For windup they send a pair of small leather pads to attach to pliers to grab the spoke while tensioning. The jaws of my fancy Roval anti-spoke twist tool do not open wide enough, even without the leather pads, and nor does my old school twist resist tool.


The same customer for whom I am building these has a set of wheels I built for them (kinlins and extralite) that are 1141g, so I suspect we could get damn close to 1000g when we go this route.
Wow.

Once upon a time the Berd guys told me they'd be comparable to CX-Rays in price.



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by vanillaflyweight

Can't say I'll go down this route just yet... but over 100g saved per wheelset is pretty impressive!

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by Lelandjt

These would get my XC MTB wheels below 1000g but I'm gonna wait for black and the $445 price (if I do the labor) is tough to swallow. Maybe next year. Right now they are charging $45/wheel if you want them to rebuild your wheels and free return shipping.

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by MaraudingWalrus

spartan wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:03 am
why use this 'spokes' on a aero rim. round != aero
Again, isn't this weightweenies not slowtwitch?

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by UpFromOne

Rather fugly. But thanks very much for trying them, Marauding. And your upcoming usage report.

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

R2 bikes have a few pictures of a build in process on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/r2bike/posts/1611886012213107

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Are spokes available ?

E amiled to Berd and no response

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by Klaster1

kavitator wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:15 pm
E amiled to Berd and no response
Maybe wait a little more, but I'm sure Brad will reply eventually. He answered my ordering question today (took 3 days, probably due to weekend), I see no reason why he wouldn't do the same for you.

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by joejack951

Enough with the build pics! Anyone actual ride a pair (or even a single wheel) built with these spokes yet? (Honest) Initial impressions would be great to hear.

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by Klaster1

Finally ordered a set of spokes, the plan is to relace my XC wheelset (Extralite/29mm ID rims), the target weight should be about 1150g.

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by Kayrehn

I messaged them recently and they do reply, but with 2-3 days delay. They said black/coloured spokes will be available in the next 6 months. Am interested to try them but curious about ride reports as well. @maraudingwalrus did your customer give you any feedback about those wheels?

On a side note I thought it's quite interesting that most pictures of the spokes so far are on mtb/fat bikes....

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