Wheels looked very nice when I unpacked them and seemed true when I mounted them on my R3 and gave them a quick spin by hand. My 38mm clinchers weighed in at 569g/729g-1298g w/bitex hubs. Thats a little heavier than what I've seen others come in at but still less then my current alu wheels so I'm happy with the weight.
Mounting my Michelin Pro Race 3 tires was a pain!! I can put them on without levers on my alu wheels, much harder on these wheels. I used red veloplugs instead if rim tape (they don't come with rim tape anyway)
I've yet to ride them as I had my weekend rides already planned and didn't want to test out new wheels going far from home. I'll report how they ride tomorrow.
toshi wrote:eric wrote:What brand are the rims?
They're unbranded chinese carbon rims off ebay.
So from which eBay seller did you purchase those wheels?
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Went out yesterday for a 52 miles test ride, little bit of climbing, windy flats and some descents. All in all like these wheels so far. They seem to soak up bad roads better than my alu wheels (same tires/tubes and psi that I always run) but are still stiff for out of the saddle sprints/climbs. Cross winds didn't seem too much worse than my alu wheels but the winds weren't very strong. Braking was also very good, as I had no prior experience with carbon wheels I wasn't sure what to expect but I actually had to be careful not to lock up, so braking wasn't an issue.
I'll update when I have more miles on them but after my first ride I'm pleased so far.
I opted for 3K and a matt finish
Mounted on my Cervelo R3 Team
Ive noticed some pulsing with the front wheel, hopefully more milage will even everything out
sorry for the low quality pics, didn't have time to dig out my dslr
I positioned my brake pads as low as possible on the basalt brake track. When the applied breaking forces are lower on the brake track the rim will resist deforming at the brake track much better.
Another thing that I do is use a credit card between the brake pad and rim at the trailing edge of the pad when adjusting brake pad position. This will give you perfect toe-in for the pads. Hope that helps too.
prendrefeu wrote:I'll have a pair of UD 38 CC's coming in sometime next week. It will be interesting to compare.
Cool, can't wait to hear how you like them
Pads adjusted as you mentioned, I'm going out tomorrow for 65-75 miles and I'll report back
Also while adjusting the pads I noticed that there was build up in the vertical spaces in the brake pad, not sure it that's normal or these pads are just really soft.
Johnson hooked me up with 12 pairs of pads for less than $60.00 shipped. Very reasonable.
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