Pillar Mega Lite SS spokes...robust enough?

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teamtrinity
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I'm thinking of using Pillar Mega Lite SS spokes on a set of 50mm carbon tubular rims from X-Bike laced to BikeHubStore hubs. I'm a 130lbs. rider.

http://www.pillarspoke.com/p04-1_mega_lite_ss.htm

Do you think they'll be ok? Or should I use a different spoke!

Thanks!

1415chris
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by 1415chris

Spokes might be robust enough, but I would be more worry about your rims choice. Just my 2 cents in the subject of X-Bike rims (1k miles, ish)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90178027@N ... 059125842/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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1415chris wrote:Spokes might be robust enough, but I would be more worry about your rims choice. Just my 2 cents in the subject of X-Bike rims (1k miles, ish)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90178027@N ... 059125842/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


what happened to those rims? i can't tell what's going on there. thanks!

1415chris
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by 1415chris

These funny patterns, in fact they are the wrinkles. And if you look carefully you will notice the dents in the surface where the nipples sit.

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1415chris wrote:These funny patterns, in fact they are the wrinkles. And if you look carefully you will notice the dents in the surface where the nipples sit.



Crap...

Too late now. I guess I'll just build them up and see what happens. :(

What causes the wrinkles?

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by Wookieopolis

I'll second questioning the choice of rim. Mine after 447 miles: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=87659&start=45#p932646
Theremery's: http://s274.beta.photobucket.com/user/t ... ort=3&o=26
I hope you hadn't planned to do much descending on them.

teamtrinity
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Well, crap...

It seems as though I inadvertently chose a suicide rim. Is there a safe reliable rim that's 300g or less?

I really want the Reynolds 32 rims at 260g. But I want to pay WAY less than $800 per rim!!!!!

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