Equinox wheels

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LJ
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by LJ

Just heard of a pretty new development over at ComoBike.com. They have exclusivity on a new carbon wheel made by the same guys who produce campy and fulcrum. The brand is known as "Equinox" with a variety of wheel choices. Maybe some of you guys know more about them but if you dont I'm sure Brent at comobike would be happy to tell you more ( info@comobike.com ) From what I gather prices are supposed to be very keen indeed.

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Any thoughts on these guys?.......
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Auk
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by Auk

They sure look a bit liek the gigantex rims.

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by lilland

THEY ARE GIGANTEX RIMS!! :D

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by Kuiper

Those wheels are getting made in Taiwan, Equinox is the factory name.
Equinox is the Gigantex’s carbon rim factory.
It is 100% owned and operated by Gigantex’s management and technical groups.
Those wheel models does exist already for years.
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by CharlesM

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That's one heck of a solid reply Chris!


LJ,

Do you have a good feeling and history for Comobike?

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by Skillgannon

The top graphic that LJ used is also used directly on the Gigantex website as well to show their rims/wheels, though I'm not sure if they were branded or not - but it was an identical layout and design.

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by strobbekoen

damn i miss Taiwan :D

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by sjors

look at this hubs of novatech (the works whit joy-tech) :http://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/english/p_racing.php?c1=2&c2=3 I like them a lot :lol: . i`ve send the manfacturer a e-mail for prices but i`ve got no response. So does anyone knows prices? i like the AS01SB
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by bobbyOCR

I like the decals, and I particularly like that deep full carbon clincher. Pro-Lite gavia anyone?
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by fdegrove

Hi,

Those rims are on the heavy side and are exactly the same as you'd find on a lot of the cheaper carbon wheels.
Same rims, different hubs, different spokes if need be and off you go.....

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by maxxevv

I'm at the Taipei Bike Show now, toyed with the 50mm carbon clinchers, very nicely done rims and with the standard package, its rated at 1550g for a 20/24 configuration. Its at a sweet spot in terms of weight for fast rolling courses and also its 50mm aero. With better hubs and spokes, bringing it into the sub 1500g range shouldn't be too difficult as the rim weight is 530g or something in that range.

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by fdegrove

maxxevv wrote:I'm at the Taipei Bike Show now, toyed with the 50mm carbon clinchers, very nicely done rims and with the standard package, its rated at 1550g for a 20/24 configuration. Its at a sweet spot in terms of weight for fast rolling courses and also its 50mm aero. With better hubs and spokes, bringing it into the sub 1500g range shouldn't be too difficult as the rim weight is 530g or something in that range.


Hi,

450g actually for the 50mm tubular version.

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by snoopy

They don´t produce 23mm height rim anymore.Would not recomend to buy anything from Gigantex.The rims are not that good.Bought a pair just for testing and the rest you already know......

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by Tommaso

maxxevv wrote:I'm at the Taipei Bike Show now, toyed with the 50mm carbon clinchers, very nicely done rims and with the standard package, its rated at 1550g for a 20/24 configuration. Its at a sweet spot in terms of weight for fast rolling courses and also its 50mm aero. With better hubs and spokes, bringing it into the sub 1500g range shouldn't be too difficult as the rim weight is 530g or something in that range.


If you are in Taipei show can you tell me what kind of hub they have?????

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