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    Looking for some opinions on spokes/lacing for these rims. I was going to use butted spokes like Sapim Lasers or DT Revos but heard that those weren't recommended for disc wheels. Also thinking of going 2x - some of the other carbon rim manufacturers recommend 2x. Looks like most folks are going 3x with a variety of different spokes - butted, straight and bladed. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slsl123 View Post
    Looking for some opinions on spokes/lacing for these rims. I was going to use butted spokes like Sapim Lasers or DT Revos but heard that those weren't recommended for disc wheels.
    They are fine for disc wheels.
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    Also thinking of going 2x - some of the other carbon rim manufacturers recommend 2x. Looks like most folks are going 3x with a variety of different spokes - butted, straight and bladed. Any thoughts?
    ENVE recommends 2x due to their nipple hole layup alignment. Not a consideration or issue with the Nancy rims. You can't go wrong with 3x and it provides a better tangential spoke angle for transmitting torque (braking & drive forces), but 2x works fine too.
    This is a case where the opinions FAR outweigh any actual benifits or detriments from choosing one spoke or cross pattern over another.
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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by rvmdmechanic View Post
    So back on page 120 I asked about people running the NARROW rims TUBELESS.

    I have ABSOLUTELY no interest in the wider rims, or the "benefits" of the wider rims. I give absolutely ZERO ****s about the wider rims. So Please, spare the "lectures" on the nature of wider rims and tires and resistance. I am exceedingly well-versed in the nature of those topics.

    I am simply interested in whether or not anyone has anything notable to say about the reliability of the NARROW rims being run tubeless, preferably with Stan's tape or gorilla tape.

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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    I've got the wider rims. They rock! You should get wider rims!!!


    Sorry couldn't help myself....
    lol... I think that's called preemptive butt hurt.
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    Whatever wide lovers...theyre alive!! This is my narrow rimmed lb wheel. I used gorilla tape and at first I tried a maxxis ikon it didn't inflate. Luckily I can return it due to them sending me the Wrong model. I then got a specialized fast trak, which is tubeless ready, and it inflated easily.So it's all about which tire you use. I now regret I used gorilla tape as I think Stan's tape would work fine and it's light. Glad I didn't get the wide ones like aIl the other sheep, I Mean real Mountain bikers. these are so light and they re gonna fly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackienz View Post
    Glad I didn't get the wide ones like aIl the other sheep, I Mean real Mountain bikers. these are so light and they re gonna fly.
    Lol... your narrow rims with gorilla are heavier than wide ones with Stan's. I hope they don't slow you down too much.
    Let us know how that lateral flex the LB website talks about feels.
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    Haha. Almost but not quite. Will let you know how the flex goes

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    Anyone hear from LB after their New Year?

    Nancy seems MIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee View Post
    Anyone hear from LB after their New Year?

    Nancy seems MIA
    I got an email from her yesterday.

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    China does have quite the problem with workers never coming back to the factories, so I hear.

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    I hope this is okay. I have a set of the Bonty rim strips and valves that I was going to use but my builder taped them without asking me so I have no use for them anymore. Let me know if you are looking for a set of the Rhythm Pro 29er strips and we can try to work something out.

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    simpy16; you might want to keep them a while and make sure the tires you are using don't burp with just the tape.
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    does anyone know why carbon rim manufacturers don't use extremely impact resistant composites in the outer layer? For example Kevlar or spectra. They aren't much more expensive than most reg. Carbon fiber. I've used Kevlar in the carbon fiber frames I make for myself, and the only downside is that it fuzzes during sanding. It looks really cool and would almost eliminate all of the rim wall cracks
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    Maybe it is just not as marketable. If it is harder to use in production that wouldn't help either. Yeah, it is a bugger to cut, and some have told me more susceptible to breaking down in sunlight but that I don't know. Most people want stiff/light so there may be limits on how much stuff they can use in a rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobo7 View Post
    Forgive me if I've missed this but can someone explain the 'New Process' I keep seeing references too? What was changed, issues addressed, benefits?

    Thx
    I don't know if the "new process" rims will be an improvement over the "old process rims but if you have a preference you need to specify when you place your order according to Brian at LB. They are shipping out both new/old randomly right now. Mine just shipped yesterday and I will be receiving "old process" rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xc biker View Post
    does anyone know why carbon rim manufacturers don't use extremely impact resistant composites in the outer layer? For example Kevlar or spectra. They aren't much more expensive than most reg. Carbon fiber. I've used Kevlar in the carbon fiber frames I make for myself, and the only downside is that it fuzzes during sanding. It looks really cool and would almost eliminate all of the rim wall cracks
    I'm not sure that an impact resistant layer would do any good for the kind of damage a carbon rim gets. The rim sees more crushing forces, like hitting a curb at speed, not damage like being hit by a flying rock. I can see that would be a good thing to add to the underside of a frame downtube or something, but I think it would just add weight to a rim.

    Then again, I'm no composites engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slsl123 View Post
    I don't know if the "new process" rims will be an improvement over the "old process rims but if you have a preference you need to specify when you place your order according to Brian at LB. They are shipping out both new/old randomly right now. Mine just shipped yesterday and I will be receiving "old process" rims.
    I emailed LB about this and they didn't really answer my question as to the difference between the two processes. Sounds like they are still waiting to see how the new process rims are received by customers and how they hold up. Anyone got the new process rims and have any thoughts?

    (answer from Nancy)

    "Yes, we sell both the process for 29er wide rims currently, and most part are still with the past process. Because the testing for new process haven't been finished, and we like to know how the customers ride on new process rims. Then make a decision when to change all molds for new process. And for customers' riding test, it will take around a few months.
    It is easy to see which rims are with new process, the serial number is "R02XXXXXXX". And for rims with the past process, it is with " R29C xxxxx"."

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    Ordered road 38mm clinchers with DB hubs for my 29er. Seller said many used them in CX and no problems. Pic/review/weight will come soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokisare View Post
    I emailed LB about this and they didn't really answer my question as to the difference between the two processes. Sounds like they are still waiting to see how the new process rims are received by customers and how they hold up. Anyone got the new process rims and have any thoughts?

    (answer from Nancy)

    "Yes, we sell both the process for 29er wide rims currently, and most part are still with the past process. Because the testing for new process haven't been finished, and we like to know how the customers ride on new process rims. Then make a decision when to change all molds for new process. And for customers' riding test, it will take around a few months.
    It is easy to see which rims are with new process, the serial number is "R02XXXXXXX". And for rims with the past process, it is with " R29C xxxxx"."
    I am going to take a wild gues and say the new process is the same new process described for the 650b rims. Follow this link ... the new process seems better ...
    Technology Improve Of Light-Bicycle Carbon MTB 650B Rims Light-Bicycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokisare View Post
    I emailed LB about this and they didn't really answer my question as to the difference between the two processes. Sounds like they are still waiting to see how the new process rims are received by customers and how they hold up. Anyone got the new process rims and have any thoughts?

    (answer from Nancy)

    "Yes, we sell both the process for 29er wide rims currently, and most part are still with the past process. Because the testing for new process haven't been finished, and we like to know how the customers ride on new process rims. Then make a decision when to change all molds for new process. And for customers' riding test, it will take around a few months.
    It is easy to see which rims are with new process, the serial number is "R02XXXXXXX". And for rims with the past process, it is with " R29C xxxxx"."
    So.... Customer beta testing. Greeeeaaat. I guess that's why the are cheap. I dunno, I would volunteer for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    I am going to take a wild gues and say the new process is the same new process described for the 650b rims. Follow this link ... the new process seems better ...
    Technology Improve Of Light-Bicycle Carbon MTB 650B Rims Light-Bicycle
    Thanks for that link, it makes the new process sound a lot better than the old process but I guess they haven't got it perfected yet... that's why they haven't switched over completely.

    I'd be tempted to ask for new process rims although I guess there's a risk without them being extensively tested yet.

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    I received my new process rims a couple days ago. I have no other carbon rim to compare them to, but I can find no visual flaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spsoon View Post
    I received my new process rims a couple days ago. I have no other carbon rim to compare them to, but I can find no visual flaw.
    have you weighed them? Interested to know if there's any weight difference.

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    I'll weigh them this weekend

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