Planet X 20mm carbon rims

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
User avatar
Maximilian
Posts: 259
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:09 pm
Location: London
Contact:

by Maximilian

@Dalai

Weights, clean rims

Front: 442g (actual)

Rear: 934g-270g-15h (for the Veloce cassette and lockring, from listings) = 629g,

Total weight: 1071g

Not at all bad as the FFWD hub is heavy! 265g claimed. The C-4 180 is supposedly coming in at 185g so you would be looking at a wheelset weight of around 990g. Of course if you use the SuperSpoke you drop another 35g bringing you down to 955g. Seriously light for the money.
--Max.

by Weenie


User avatar
Maximilian
Posts: 259
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:09 pm
Location: London
Contact:

by Maximilian

bruno2000 wrote:I'm nearly 80gr and racing in Belgium.
Are they stiff enough for a good sprint?


They aren't the stiffest wheels, I can make the front rub if i sprint uphill and I only weight 65kg on a heavy day.
--Max.

bruno2000
Posts: 694
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:11 pm

by bruno2000

Thanks for the info.

ajxd
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: Savannah, GA

by ajxd

Why doesn't the US Planet X carry these?

russianbear
Posts: 757
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:40 am

by russianbear

Order from the UK site, they ship to the US for the same price as from the US site.

ajxd
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: Savannah, GA

by ajxd

Awesome! Thanks!

GASer
Posts: 229
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:11 pm

by GASer

Took the decals off. Work was done by a professional, he had to scratch the vinyl off, remove the painting and reapply clear coat on. Paid €40 without any weight penalty. Will be laced with cx-rays on BHS hubs.




Image





Image





Image




Image


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Trek SpeedConcept 9.9 Project One, Basso Diamante SV, DeRosa SK (sold), Orbea Orca Gold 6430gr, Orbea Aqua, Tommasini Tecno, FM-066SL 6480gr, Kinesis RaceLight T2, Trek Superfly 100, Orbea Alma 29, Specialized Enduro S-Works 29, KTM EXC-250

ajxd
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: Savannah, GA

by ajxd

Nice job! Let us know final weight once you build. I'm thinking of building the same set.

Dalai
Posts: 1491
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:54 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

by Dalai

Thanks for the details Maximilian. :thumbup:

My C-4 180 is 197g, so looking like the sub 1000g will be super tight! Front hub I've bought is a American Classic Hub Micro 58 which was right on 58g...

Will look at building these up when I get back from holidays.

GASer
Posts: 229
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:11 pm

by GASer

1050 gr built on the BHS hubs/CX-Rays/al nipples



Image




Image
Trek SpeedConcept 9.9 Project One, Basso Diamante SV, DeRosa SK (sold), Orbea Orca Gold 6430gr, Orbea Aqua, Tommasini Tecno, FM-066SL 6480gr, Kinesis RaceLight T2, Trek Superfly 100, Orbea Alma 29, Specialized Enduro S-Works 29, KTM EXC-250

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post