Light Bicycle or FFWD 45mm Carbon Disc Wheels for 1k.

Everything about building wheels, glueing tubs, etc.
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vanmatthew
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by vanmatthew

So I have a budget of about 1100 dollars.

Trying to decide between ordering a light bicycle wheel for $906 w/ DT Swiss 350

https://www.lightbicycle.com/U-shape-45 ... tible.html

or

FFWD 45cm deep carbon disc wheelset for about $1030.
https://ffwdusa.com/product/road/carbon ... tlr-dt350/

Any other option I should consider?

I'm leaning towards the FFWD for only $100 more. But performance-wise is there that big of a difference

mvcap
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by mvcap

Your ffwd link quotes 1899 for that wheelset...discount code or something?

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vanmatthew
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by vanmatthew

mvcap wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:10 am
Your ffwd link quotes 1899 for that wheelset...discount code or something?
That's roughly the price from Starbike after VAT

choochoo46
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by choochoo46

one factor may be the width of the tires you plan to use... The LB rims are 25mm external and the FFWD are 27mm, so the FFWD can handle wider tires before you get the lightbulb effect. Of course the LB rims are 17.5mm internal vs. 19mm so a given tire will have a narrower mounted width on the LB.

Finally the LB rims can come with no spoke holes, which is an advantage if you want to run tubeless (no rim tape needed).

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