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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    I have a tracking #!!!
    When did you order? I ordered feb 1st but no tracking no yet :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
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    Cool, there is hope then ;-). Also hoping UD being weakest translates into being lightest, but that might be wishful thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by figo View Post
    Cool, there is hope then ;-). Also hoping UD being weakest translates into being lightest, but that might be wishful thinking
    I sincerely don't think there's anything to worry about on that front. The finish is basically just aesthetic. To say there's "no" difference between them wouldn't be accurate, but I think "negligible" would probably be a word to slide in there somehow. Like, "the strength differences between the 3 outlooks is negligible. It's all UD under the hood - the top layer is applied for aesthetic purposes only".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehschkott View Post
    I sincerely don't think there's anything to worry about on that front. The finish is basically just aesthetic. To say there's "no" difference between them wouldn't be accurate, but I think "negligible" would probably be a word to slide in there somehow. Like, "the strength differences between the 3 outlooks is negligible. It's all UD under the hood - the top layer is applied for aesthetic purposes only".
    That's exactly how I thought it to be after reading quite a bit about carbon wheels. Then again, I agree at best/worst is a marginal difference but still surprising to them making that kind of statement. My Tallboy is AD as well, and it has been great, so I'm not worrying :-D

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    I want to order these, but I want to see some pics of the UD matte finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehschkott View Post
    I sincerely don't think there's anything to worry about on that front. The finish is basically just aesthetic. To say there's "no" difference between them wouldn't be accurate, but I think "negligible" would probably be a word to slide in there somehow. Like, "the strength differences between the 3 outlooks is negligible. It's all UD under the hood - the top layer is applied for aesthetic purposes only".
    Yep, I agree.

    I ordered on Jan 29 and Nancy said she would be sending a tracking number today. A little bit longer than the original 7 days for manufacture quote, but no worries.

    I had asked to keep the rim bed unfinished and Nancy kept to that promise to the affect that it ended up costing an extra day. They sprayed the matte finish on the rim bed and she had them sand it off, lol. I told her not to worry about it, but it was too late. Communication on Nancy's part has been excellent.

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    ktm520, Why did you keep the rim beed unfinished? I thought I read elsewhere in the post, that finishing the bead was preferred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by figo View Post
    That's exactly how I thought it to be after reading quite a bit about carbon wheels. Then again, I agree at best/worst is a marginal difference but still surprising to them making that kind of statement. My Tallboy is AD as well, and it has been great, so I'm not worrying :-D
    You have to realize that she is regurgitating what the engineers tell her and then there is the language barrier. I took that as a very, very weak statement. A lot of the name brand carbon rim makers use a UD finish, Reynolds and Enve to name a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccornacc View Post
    ktm520, Why did you keep the rim beed unfinished? I thought I read elsewhere in the post, that finishing the bead was preferred?
    Well, what I specifically told her was that I did not want extra clear coat on the rim bed as some folks had been asking for and that their standard process would suffice. I don't have the rims yet, so I don't know exactly what they did. Other than weight, it wouldn't make a difference either way.

    Someone posted that tubelss sealant will degrade the carbon/epoxy matrix, but there is no truth to this. Another case of forum misinformation.

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    My rims should be here early next week. Got the hubs and spokes ready for my guy at the LBS to lace up.
    Will post up weights/pics when rims arrive and after wheels are built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm520 View Post
    You have to realize that she is regurgitating what the engineers tell her and then there is the language barrier. I took that as a very, very weak statement. A lot of the name brand carbon rim makers use a UD finish, Reynolds and Enve to name a few.
    I find the companies that DO NOT use UD are harder to find. Every bar, stem, seat post and frame coming through seems to be UD.
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    Guess what came today!

    WOW, my rims shipped out Monday and arrived today!
    I got the wider 29er 3K matte, weights: 382/385
    Cosmetically they look perfect.
    Getting them laced up this week to AC hubs and Supercomps.
    Will post final weight when built
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    Very very nice.

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    I second that. The more I have been following this thread the more these rims looks like something I NEED for my bike. It has gone far beyond wanting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bquinn View Post
    wow, my rims shipped out monday and arrived today!
    I got the wider 29er 3k matte, weights: 382/385
    cosmetically they look perfect.
    Getting them laced up this week to ac hubs and supercomps.
    Will post final weight when built
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    [QUOTE=bquinn;8994992]WOW, my rims shipped out Monday and arrived today!
    I got the wider 29er 3K matte, weights: 382/385
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    That beats the 400g from their website. Let us know what the ERD is when you get them measured. Someone said its 603.

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    you guys are killing me. i had to do it

    just got off the ole IM chat with Nancy...

    $155 per rim now, they are backed up a week with all the orders. $60 for shipping to the US.

    these rims look, and are almost the same exact spec, as my carbon Roval rims. I'll be able to tell for sure when i get them. she wouldn't admit to making rims for Specilzd, but they do make frames for them she said. Hmmmm.. we'll see!

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    Mine should be here today/tomorrow. I'll weigh them and post pics before I ship them off to have them built up

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    [QUOTE=red5jedi;8996443]
    Quote Originally Posted by bquinn View Post
    WOW, my rims shipped out Monday and arrived today!
    I got the wider 29er 3K matte, weights: 382/385
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    That beats the 400g from their website. Let us know what the ERD is when you get them measured. Someone said its 603.
    Hello Jonathan,

    The ERD is 603mm, and the max spoke tension is 180kfg.

    We only make frames for specialized, but no rims.

    Thanks,
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    [QUOTE=DFYFZX;8998890][QUOTE=red5jedi;8996443]

    see previous post for the correct information

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    Earlier in the thread indyfab mentioned he had measure 603, but all in all close enough. Mine should be shipped today so another week of waiting. The weight difference I've read in the thread is quite big, from 380 grams to 420, let's hope I'm in the light batch
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    I just corrected my post. I double checked my email from Nancy and posted it in it's entirety for you guys

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    Weight sounds very, very low, even lower than Enve's. Would love to hear how they compare to more standard aluminum rims in terms of rigidity.
    Straw poll- how confident do you all feel that these rims are solid equipment meant to last?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    Weight sounds very, very low, even lower than Enve's. Would love to hear how they compare to more standard aluminum rims in terms of rigidity.
    Straw poll- how confident do you all feel that these rims are solid equipment meant to last?
    Time will tell. At this price as long as I get a solid couple years I'll be happy.
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    Their stiffness is what I want to know. If they are stiff, they would be a worthy upgrade from the crests on my race wheels.

    Flexy and I'm not interested. But I feel like these would be way stiffer than an aluminum rim of similar weight.

    Any first hand experience?
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