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http://www.amclassic.com/en/products/road-wheels/magnesium-clincher FAQ tab wrote:Do I need special brake pads with the Magnesium wheels?
We recommend Kool Stop salmon color all weather brake pads and these come standard with the new Mag wheels. These pads are less abrasive brake pads will prolong the life of your wheels.
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AC did a lot of marketing of their new profile - wonder what the launch issues have been.
That's pretty spectacular.
How many drivers does a buggy have?
So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
They do pop up on eBay occasionally
farva wrote: I did weigh one of the rims when I parted out the wheels - 280 grams a piece
Mg alloys are not as stiff or strong as Al alloys - so maybe they went 23mm wide to have the stiffness and wall thickness but keep the bead width similar to the Al rims
Sure does sound like a contender for disc rims (no brake track - make them 25mm wide) - wonder why they never did a MTB version
as you can see, they adopted the wide profile early on. Circa 2006/2007 Mag 300 left, Mavic CXP33 right
They are certainly trick rims. I almost cried when I drilled them into my garage roof. The only minor issue I had with them was the brake tracks seem to corrode when they sit during the winter, however it's easily fixed with some scotchbrite or just taking them for a ride. I also tried their new tubeless clinchers which are certainly light too, but I had nothing but trouble with their grabby new bead design. Getting tires to lock all the way around takes soapy water + 120 psi compressor blasts. Not exactly practical for roadside repairs. Their new hubs have certainly come a long way - the rear is vastly improved. It even has cool little metal tabs on the aluminum freehub body to prevent cassettes from digging in. Very clever IMO
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