Sub 1000g wheelset for sub US$1000? - Ride report p12

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petal666
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I got mine from Far Sports except one broke during the build and they didn't want to know about it.

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TCx wrote:Random question, where are people picking up the 20mm carbon tubular rims from? I've had a look on hong fu and the smallest they do is 38mm. Any guidance much appreciated.


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by bmCube

I'm wondering if this wheelset is good for me. I want a light (sub +-1250 gram) and stiff clincher wheelset. My weight is 64kg.

rims: ztr 340 alpha: +- 350 gram each
front hub: M5 straight pull 24: 40gram
rear hub: M5 straight pull 28: 190 gram
spokes: sapim cx-ray: +- 190 gram
nipples: alu: +-10 gram

weight should be around 1195 gram

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any thoughts?

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Those are quite sexy!
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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

I'm thinking of buying a set of these chinese wheels. But I'm not sure about spoketype + number, and hubs. I'm certain I want Archteks 20mm, but SP or J-B spokes? I'm looking at the bikehubstore.com hubs:

This paired with this
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this paired with this

The SP hubset will weigh 292g, and the J-B will weigh 277g, but thats such a small difference that it doesn't really matter.

I think I'm going to be using CX-rays. I weigh around 68 kg/149lbs and they will be racing wheels.
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nealjp
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by nealjp

There's a massive thread in another MTB forum concerning the 29er rims from Light Bicycle in Xiamen China.

Has anyone here built a set of tubs bought from there? If so, it'd be great to hear your view of them.

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Re: bmcube nice wheel build but that doesn't look like a straight pull rear hub. How is the stiffness, I hear alphas can be flexy, but maybe not at 24/28 with 64kg.
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by BobSantini

rims: ztr 340 alpha: +- 350 gram each

I think they are ~380g now. They thickened the spoke bed a while back.
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I finnally got around to signing up for the forum after lurking for a few months. I Would like a set of the hoops, but I am unsure of what size i should get. 50mm or 88mm? The front hub will be dt swiss 240 straight pull with cx-rays. I am looking at a 20/24 build. I am a big guy so I don't imagine more side force from the wind will be that big of a deal percentage wise. My current front wheel is 1400 grams with tire. I will be moving to the dark side and using tubulars. I am hoping to shave some weight off my total setup.-David
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by djay001

teufelhunden222 wrote:I finnally got around to signing up for the forum after lurking for a few months. I Would like a set of the hoops, but I am unsure of what size i should get. 50mm or 88mm? The front hub will be dt swiss 240 straight pull with cx-rays. I am looking at a 20/24 build. I am a big guy so I don't imagine more side force from the wind will be that big of a deal percentage wise. My current front wheel is 1400 grams with tire. I will be moving to the dark side and using tubulars. I am hoping to shave some weight off my total setup.-David


your current clincher wheelset is 1400 gr with tire include??!!
if this is right i don't know how you can go lower than that even with tubular wheel, need sub 1000gr(with 50 to 88mm this is hard) wheelset and sub 400gr tire+glue

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He said the FRONT wheel is 1400g! :)

Assume ~1800g for the rear? Therefore plenty of weight to be shed!
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