1247 gram clinchers, everyday wheels

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Ripley451
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I've put my Tune hubbed set away for the winter...how I miss it :(
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Ripley451 wrote:Shame he isn't over here, would probably order a set myself. Let me know how it rides. :D


I will send them anywhere, the last 3 pairs that I sent out went to Australia.

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anubis wrote:what's the weight of such a rd400 rim?


I weighed 4 R400 rims and the lightest was 394 grams and the heaviest was 400 grams.
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flying wrote:
cyclemanpat wrote:I bought the red TUNE/Alex rd400 wheels from Bikemessenger. Very nice, the set came in at 1268 grams....front was 566 rear 702. I already had a AC sprint wheelset that weighed 1300 grams on the nose...front 545 rear 755. So I am going to use the TUNE rear and the AC front....makes for a 1247 gram clincher set! Not bad for a everyday clincher wheelset!!


Congrats!
I know I was pretty impressed when Bikemessenger told me what he could build weight wise.
He is building me a set now. DT hubs Alex R370 rims cx-rays spokes.
I can hardly wait to see them ;)


Here is your rims on the scale.
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by madcow

Nice wheel Pat.

Alienator, I agree with Divve on this one. The hubs overall are very nice. But you do have to plan on what you will do with them when the monsoon hits. Maybe don't use them in July or Aug, or don't ride in the afternoon.

I've been using the rear 160hub on my daily commuter for a couple of years, and still haven't had any problems with it.

Though I would probably stay away from the carbon axel, just because parts for that are very hard to get in the states.

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bikemesenger wrote:
Ripley451 wrote:Shame he isn't over here, would probably order a set myself. Let me know how it rides. :D


I will send them anywhere, the last 3 pairs that I sent out went to Australia.


hmmm, still waiting for mine!!!!!!!!!! :cry:

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So do I get clinchers built by Adrien, BikeMessenger or tubbies built by Starbikes? :?
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well, just got back from a tough 84 miles! I am spent...wow! The wheel is great, spins forever and no side to side "play" at all. Feels pretty stiff, I am only 154 lbs. LOVE them!!! Thanks Bikemessenger. The red hub is so pretty, my buddies all want a set now..............

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bikemesenger wrote:
Here is your rims on the scale.


Wow :shock:

They really do get them right where they say dont they?
Very good!

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Ripley451 wrote:So do I get clinchers built by Adrien, BikeMessenger or tubbies built by Starbikes? :?


Well, Adrien is based in France (I think) so it could be cheaper (EU and all that crap). But you're right it's a difficult decision, except that bit about the tubs...! :wink:
You can never have too much carbon fibre....!

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Poshbikes use Harry Rowland and I've had no probs with them but he doesn't really like Tune hubs so I think it will be Adrien or our hosts. Tubs though will sadly not be dugast silks :lol: But will probably those begining with T as I have them on my summer whels and they have served me well :)
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Ripley451 wrote:So do I get clinchers built by Adrien, BikeMessenger or tubbies built by Starbikes? :?


bikemesenger builds great wheels! customer service is excellent, as he is a ww himself. i own a pair of his wheels, although they are for everyday riding.

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by Boonen

Ripley451 wrote:So do I get clinchers built by Adrien, BikeMessenger or tubbies built by Starbikes? :?


I'm sure they can all build tubs as well as clinchers :wink:

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I'm sure they can :) I like the idea of trying alloy rimmed tubs before I move up to some CF ones, no prizes for guessing which make :lol:
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