shallow light weight 650 carbon rims (suggestions)

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Latest gravel bike wheels seems to be "semi aero" which i really don't believe when it comes to gravel.
I run tire 47-52mm, so i simply don't believe the aero effect is applicable
So i'm looking for suggestions on light weight shallow 650B carbon rims.
Internal width 23 - 24mm.
Suggestions appreciated.
My DT Swiss XR 361 rims is 390g so i would rather look for something lighter than these
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by Jengaback

Its not carbon but the Stans Crest mk3 is 340g in 650b and 23mm internal

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

I don't jump light weight alu rims again. My Ryde Trace 22 rims i manage to get uneven in 2 weeks.
They're about 320-330 g per rim
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NickJHP
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by NickJHP

Light Bicycle make a few:

24mm internal width, hookless, 385g: https://www.lightbicycle.com/carbon-mou ... 5-rim.html
24mm internal width, hookless, 370g: https://www.lightbicycle.com/AM724-asym ... -rims.html

They also make this one with hooks, 380g, 22.5mm internal width, but it's 36mm deep, so not shallow: https://www.lightbicycle.com/Disc-650B- ... bikes.html

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by jemima

https://www.carbonfan.com/t800-tubeless ... -27mm-30mm

I'd suggest the 24mmInner/24mmDepth/30mmOuter option. 300gm rim.
Somewhat cheaper than LightBicycle.

My wheelbuilder was impressed with the rim quality.

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by emotive

270g (flyweight version) and 320g (standard version) but only 22C inner, 27mm outer
https://www.lightbicycle.com/XC-650B-mo ... tible.html

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by wheelsONfire

jemima wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:09 pm
https://www.carbonfan.com/t800-tubeless ... -27mm-30mm

I'd suggest the 24mmInner/24mmDepth/30mmOuter option. 300gm rim.
Somewhat cheaper than LightBicycle.

My wheelbuilder was impressed with the rim quality.
This was most interesting until i used wheelbuild.
1452 USD. Then i have 62.5% tariff (psycho, but it's the truth) + 25% tax on top of this.
China or Asia imports = pure kill blow overhere.

Which makes a Nox Composite Skyline 275wheelset cheaper if bought and built in EU.
Last edited by wheelsONfire on Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 am, edited 2 times in total.
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by wheelsONfire

DELETE, double post
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by UpFromOne

Pricey, but ticks all the boxes, including asymmetric drilling:

https://www.kappiuscomponents.com/colle ... r-27-5-rim

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by wheelsONfire

26.4 mm internal width....
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jth64
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by jth64

We've been happy with the NOX Composites Skyline 275. Hookless, internal 23mm, low profile and 335g. We've ridden/raced these rims through all kinds of conditons, roads/trails, without missing a beat. Not flashy, but functional.

http://www.noxcomposites.com/skyline275

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