rugger wrote:If I understood Sean correct, he architects his own designs, owns his own moulds, etc.. so I think his wheels are custom and not the same as planet-x. Put in an order at the weekend for the CA5.0's ..let the waiting begin
Yeah, sure looks like that to me. . .nope, this is most certainly not a Gigantex rim.
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Same rim, Soul is pulling the old Mercury trick and saying "if I label it one mm larger than it actually is, then I can tell people it's my own mould".
I have no doubts the wheels will be solid and they are a good deal. . .but he's blowing a bit of smoke up your ass if he's claiming he designed these.
edit: May just be the flash??
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
One downside to the rims is that the Pro Race 3 tyres are damn hard to fit, but I have moved to Ulteremo ZX's now that fit like a charm.
soulbike wrote:Don't you just love company reps and their first posts? Buff, nice bike!
Wasn't us, if that's the implication.
It's often thought that we and Boyd and Williams use Gigantex rims, but none of us do.
A friend who knows sean personally tells me that professionally he is an architect. Sean's father is a professional mechanical engineer who studies and approves his designs for him. certainly he doesn't own any manufacturing capability, so he probably sends his design to some factory in china that would build for him.
While it is true that some of his stuff is sourced ( joytech hubs, kinlin rims), based on the new stuff I've seen coming out of his workshop ( theres an awesome Ti TT rig he's doing, as well as some newer versions of his wheels), I would not be surprised if he has seriously started designing his own stuff. serious wind tunnel testing etc would probably be out of the budget for a small outfit for him, but I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibility that he's designing his own stuff. He certainly has the skills and capability to do so.
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