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Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:21 am
by h4nc0
Anyone using the new Lightweight Gen 4 Clincher wheelset? I am looking to buy a set of carbon clincher wheelset and alot of people seem to like the new Mad Fibers. But I am unable to get much feedback on the new Lightweight wheelsets. Any thought?

Thanks~

Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:21 am
by Weenie

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:11 am
by ticou
You shouldn't have to wait long. Peeps here have reported prob's with Lightweight, MadFibre say there is no weight limit so might be a better options for realistic roads.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:14 am
by jb
I did a quik search but could not find any problems reported with the new Meilensteins...
Do you have a thread or link?

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:35 pm
by h4nc0
I have seen some reports of problem with the older version of Lightweight but there's virtually no info on the newer one, it seems. That is why I asked in the first place.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:28 pm
by konky
What sort of problems? In my view the only issue about Lightweights is you can't get the spokes replaced at your LBS. But that is a non problem anyway as Lightweight spokes don't pop like conventional spokes. It would have to be a pretty severe and unusual crash to break a Lightweight spoke. I've got a set of the new 47.5mm tubular Meilenstein wheels and apparently they are 30% stiffer and more durable than the 53cm version which were ultra stiff and durable anyway.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:48 pm
by h4nc0
I am interested in the clincher version, not the tubular. :)

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:56 pm
by Ulle
konky wrote:I've got a set of the new 47.5mm tubular Meilenstein wheels and apparently they are 30% stiffer and more durable than the 53cm version which were ultra stiff and durable anyway.


What about breaking performance? Improved also?

Thanks :beerchug:

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:34 pm
by jb
The braking performance of the older ones i do not know,but the braking performance of the Meilenstein's is
really good.
If i compare them with the Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 full carbon the braking is far better.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:29 pm
by clxcolnago
I would take madfiber carbon clincher
Its not entirely carbon, there is some steel in it.

Still when you cycle with bloody expensive wheelsets like this, i rather not...they cost more than some car wheels for godness sake...and carbon clinchers braking...still questionable.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:42 pm
by h4nc0
clxcolnago wrote:I would take madfiber carbon clincher
Its not entirely carbon, there is some steel in it.

Still when you cycle with bloody expensive wheelsets like this, i rather not...they cost more than some car wheels for godness sake...and carbon clinchers braking...still questionable.


yeah, i heard some good feedbacks on the mad fibers but not into the looks. LW looks much nicer to me.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:05 pm
by nathanong87
^ exactly. LW look way more awesome. and that's what matters

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:10 pm
by Steve_W
Remember, carbonsports customer aftercare, in my opinion, is the very best.
Also, I don't think there's a nicer looking wheel on the market.
I am biased though, I had 3 pairs up until last week!

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:25 pm
by WeightySteve
I would have to disagree with the first point.
But not the 2nd.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:34 pm
by Alex_ucsb
I'd give the nod to the Lightweights as well, for reasons of stiffness.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:10 pm
by RudyMontana
Where are you located? In North America problems with LW are more pronounced as you have to send them to Germany for repairs.

Re: Lightweight Meilenstein Gen 4 Clincher vs Mad Fibers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:10 pm
by Weenie