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best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:18 pm
by fivethirtyonepm
my brother is borrowing my Cinelli Pro Best Of' to do the Etape next year. The bike currently has Bullet Ultra 50's fitted. He wants some lighter climbing wheels and is attracted by the merits of tubeless technology.

Firstly, is tubeless the way to go for riding in the mountains (ie climbing and subsequent descending)? If so, which direction should he be heading?

The options as far as I can see (without spending an absolute fortune) are:-

Fulcrum Zero 2-way
Shamal 2-way
Stans 340's on either Chris King or DT 240S with Sapim CX Ray spokes

Whatever he goes for, it must be campy compatible, not stupidly expensive and appreciably lighter than the slightly portly Bullet Ultras.

Cheers

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:52 pm
by Zen Cyclery
You could always build up the 340s to Alchemy hubs instead of Kings. This will increase the overall flange spacing just a tad which will increase lateral rigidity. Additionally, it would shave a bit of weight from the overall build which is always nice.

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:39 pm
by fivethirtyonepm
thanks for the advice ref. Alchemy hubs... i'll have a look at those.

what about the American Classic Tubeless wheelset? It seems crazy-light for the cash as an 'off the shelf' option (sub 1200g for sub £800)?

cheers

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:22 pm
by PSM

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:50 pm
by fivethirtyonepm
PSM wrote:http://superlight-bikeparts.de/Tune-Laufradsatz-NoTubes-Alpha-Felge-MIG45-MAG170-Sapim-CX-Ray-Carbonfelge-Superleichter-Laufradsatz_1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


perfect!

Tune Mig/Mag Hubs with Stans 340 Alphas and an upgrade to Sapim CX Ray spokes...

next question... at 6ft tall and circa 80kgs, what spoke setup should he go for? 20/24 or 24/28?

also,,, what is this carbon winding lark all about (on the rear wheel). does it make a difference? (or one worth paying Euro 45 -70 for?)

cheers

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:03 pm
by artray
I have Stans . AC hubs. revolution spokes ...they weigh 1182grms and cost me under £500 ...
Im 6ft but weigh a bit less ...18 spokes at the front and 24 at the rear .

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:41 pm
by tonytourist
The new Velocity A23 has a tubeless compatible bead. Another good, though heavier, option. 8)

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:36 pm
by bm0p700f
I am 6ft tall and 79kg I would rund 24F/28R on that kind of build.

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:03 am
by audiojan
Highly recommend the Alpha 340's with Alchemy hubs. Those are the best wheels I've ever had! 20/28 with Sapim CX-ray.... Plenty stiff, very light, and descends fantastic (contribute that to the amazing hubs just as much as the tubeless).

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:10 am
by Zen Cyclery
I've always thought it is a good idea to overbuild on the 340. It isn't the stiffest rim out there, and with that said, I would go 24/28 or 24/32.

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:49 am
by istigatrice
Does anyone know the weight of the Fulcrums or the Shamals? Would you say that they would be heavier or lighter than the 340's?

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:34 am
by PSM
fivethirtyonepm wrote:
PSM wrote:http://superlight-bikeparts.de/Tune-Laufradsatz-NoTubes-Alpha-Felge-MIG45-MAG170-Sapim-CX-Ray-Carbonfelge-Superleichter-Laufradsatz_1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


perfect!

Tune Mig/Mag Hubs with Stans 340 Alphas and an upgrade to Sapim CX Ray spokes...

next question... at 6ft tall and circa 80kgs, what spoke setup should he go for? 20/24 or 24/28?

also,,, what is this carbon winding lark all about (on the rear wheel). does it make a difference? (or one worth paying Euro 45 -70 for?)

cheers



24/28. (+40gr) No winding.

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:37 am
by atakaoka
verycreativeusername wrote:Does anyone know the weight of the Fulcrums or the Shamals? Would you say that they would be heavier or lighter than the 340's?


if I recall shamal is 1450g

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:15 pm
by maddog 2
You can add the DA 9000 to the list of factory wheels

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... -pair.html

Re: best lightweight tubeless clincher option?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:22 am
by istigatrice
@atakaoka I'm sorry, I meant the rim weight, not the wheelset weight