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Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:21 pm
by JapanStan
Hi guys
I'm looking for some light climbing wheels that are shallow profile. I have followed a couple of posts, but no recent posts match me.
I currently have some deep section Chinese carbon rims, but clinchers that are a bit heavy... So looking for something for windy days in the mountains.
At the moment I'm thinking 30mm carbon (tubular?!) from china, with extra lite hubs maybe.. But quite pricey
Or.. Hunt 30 carbon at 1319g and £700 less VAT.. But I know their hubs agent the best...
https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collecti ... 27wide-999
Or even their aluminium wheels for half the price anx only 100g more

Any ideas /suggestions?
Thank you

Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:21 pm
by Weenie

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:40 pm
by scale29
The Hunt wheels get good reviews but 1389g weight is based on optimism and the price is nearer £900.

I’ve just priced up some Lightbicycle on 240s/XC ray and come out at around £800 and similar (real) weight.

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:54 pm
by JapanStan
scale29 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:40 pm
The Hunt wheels... price is nearer £900.

I’ve just priced up some Lightbicycle on 240s/XC ray and come out at around £800 and similar (real) weight.
I'm in japan, so would not pay vat = 20% off.. But any idea what the real weight is?
I looked at light bicycle, but thought they were a bit pricey for Chinese wheels (mine are 1700g-ish wish 240s and cost about £500....

Tubeless?

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:08 pm
by scale29
I think more like 1450g from reading about others. Do you not pay any import or VAT in Japan? I’m surprised if so.

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:09 pm
by scale29
Also the Hunt wheels are all made in Taiwan anyway so nothing more than Chinese wheels really?

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:07 pm
by Multebear
These rims are light:

http://farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-228.html

But shallow and narrow. They'll probably be a little lighter for disc. Ask farports to build a wheelset with those rims, or just order the rims and get it done.

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:36 am
by joejack951
Multebear wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:07 pm
These rims are light:

http://farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-228.html

But shallow and narrow. They'll probably be a little lighter for disc. Ask farports to build a wheelset with those rims, or just order the rims and get it done.
Farsports initially told me that in order to build me 'disc rims' (rims without a brake track) that my rims would need to be 30g heavier for 'reinforcement.' I told them 'no thanks' and they gave me standard weight rims without a brake track. Website stated weight for the rim brake version was 250 grams and mine came in at 253 and 254. 25 x 23mm tubular rims for what it's worth.

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:20 am
by NickJHP
Just remember Keith Bontrager's well-known quote: "strong, light, cheap, pick two".

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:48 am
by LeDuke
NickJHP wrote:Just remember Keith Bontrager's well-known quote: "strong, light, cheap, pick two".
I’ve put enough miles on my Chinese carbon MTB rims to know that’s not quite the truth.


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Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:10 am
by emotive
JapanStan wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Hi guys
I'm looking for some light climbing wheels that are shallow profile. I have followed a couple of posts, but no recent posts match me.
I currently have some deep section Chinese carbon rims, but clinchers that are a bit heavy... So looking for something for windy days in the mountains.
At the moment I'm thinking 30mm carbon (tubular?!) from china, with extra lite hubs maybe.. But quite pricey
Or.. Hunt 30 carbon at 1319g and £700 less VAT.. But I know their hubs agent the best...
https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collecti ... 27wide-999
Or even their aluminium wheels for half the price anx only 100g more

Any ideas /suggestions?
Thank you
I have purchased 3 sets of LB wheels. A lot of their new rims are going wider to provide better tyre support. What sized tyres do you want to run?

If you have room to fit 29mm wide tyres and rims, then have a look at these. 28/28 spoke with DT350 hubs will come in at 1430g for US$943. You can go lighter on the hubs too.

These rims provide a wide rim for better tyre support and more air volume, and thus a better ride, with no added tyre weight. https://www.lightbicycle.com/29er-disc- ... bikes.html

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:17 pm
by JapanStan
emotive wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:10 am
What sized tyres do you want to run?

If you have room to fit 29mm wide tyres and rims, then have a look at these. 28/28 spoke with DT350 hubs will come in at 1430g for US$943. You can go lighter on the hubs too.

These rims provide a wide rim for better tyre support and more air volume, and thus a better ride, with no added tyre weight. https://www.lightbicycle.com/29er-disc- ... bikes.html
I don't need 29mm thanks, nor 29er wheels - i have a road bike on decent roads now. At the moment I have a 28mm rear, 25 front, but changing to 25/25 soon (maybe then 23 front, 25 rear), 700cc

Thanks a lot

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:20 pm
by JapanStan
Multebear wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:07 pm
These rims are light:

http://farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-228.html

But shallow and narrow. They'll probably be a little lighter for disc. Ask farports to build a wheelset with those rims, or just order the rims and get it done.
Interesting - my current wheels are from farsports, and have taken a lot of hammer so far! internal diameter only 15.5mmm seems low though.. was hoping for 17mm at least, for 25mm (or 23mm) tires

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:21 pm
by JapanStan
scale29 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:08 pm
I think more like 1450g from reading about others. Do you not pay any import or VAT in Japan? I’m surprised if so.
not much.. up to 500 dollars is free, then low % on sports goods (it cost me about 40usd for my direto trainer)

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:28 pm
by Multebear
JapanStan wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Interesting - my current wheels are from farsports, and have taken a lot of hammer so far! internal diameter only 15.5mmm seems low though.. was hoping for 17mm at least, for 25mm (or 23mm) tires
Take a look at their website, they have countless different rims. Wider rims will add weight. But if you're fine with that, then take a look at these ones:

http://farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-294.html

Or these ones from Light-Bicycle:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/Carbon-700 ... rface.html

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:28 pm
by Weenie

Re: Cheap, Light Disc Brake Wheels

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:43 pm
by JapanStan
Multebear wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:28 pm
JapanStan wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Interesting - my current wheels are from farsports, and have taken a lot of hammer so far! internal diameter only 15.5mmm seems low though.. was hoping for 17mm at least, for 25mm (or 23mm) tires
Take a look at their website, they have countless different rims. Wider rims will add weight. But if you're fine with that, then take a look at these ones:

http://farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-294.html

Or these ones from Light-Bicycle:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/Carbon-700 ... rface.html
Thanks yeah. Both pretty light for clinchers too... it puts me off when Lightbicycle advertise 'Toray carbon fibre' though.. it's a lie. I work for Toray here a few times a week, and they continually tell me these wheels are too cheap to be genuine Toray.. it's a pity they feel the need to lie

I was also thinking tubularmight be worth a try.. http://farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-295.html
look pretty good