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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

    I used 24mm 8898 on my 35/30 hookless. Wide enough to easily cover the holes. Narrow enough to be easy to centre. No problems so far.
    Tyres seat super easily with floor pump. Fwiw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hssp View Post
    My reasoning behind the wider tape is to create a better seal against the bead.
    +1. I used 3 layers of wide tape to make setting up tubless easy. Not so nessasary now with a good floor pump but you can bead my tires with a hand pump if you wanted to (what a workout!).

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    How quickly are people getting their LB orders? I'm pulling the trigger shortly after weighing a bunch of options, but of course not pumped about waiting 4+ weeks to get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KGAmoto View Post
    How quickly are people getting their LB orders? I'm pulling the trigger shortly after weighing a bunch of options, but of course not pumped about waiting 4+ weeks to get them.
    Did they have your rims in stock? If not then yes there will be some waiting involved as to their next production of the type you ordered.
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    I have no idea - good question; just assumed they always kept stock full and the shipping caused the wait. Thanks for pointing that out - I'll contact them and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KGAmoto View Post
    How quickly are people getting their LB orders? I'm pulling the trigger shortly after weighing a bunch of options, but of course not pumped about waiting 4+ weeks to get them.
    I put in my order and was told:
    "The lead time is around 15 business days and it usually takes 4~7 days for delivery."
    So figure three weeks if I'm lucky.
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    Took 4 weeks from order to delivery. That seems pretty reasonable for a custom built product getting shipped from China.
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    I put an order in the last week of June (35mm hookless, Novatec hubs, blue nipples)- and they took about 3 weeks to arrive.

    All I can say about my experience with LB, is that they provided great customer service, and the finished product is pretty damn nice. No regrets whatsoever....

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    Is anyone using the stans rubber rim straps, or should I stick to the yellow tape?
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    I used Guerilla tape cut wide enough to cover the spoke holes ( cheap and bombproof), but yellow tape would work fine as well. The tires inflated easy and the bead snapped into place no problem..

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    Can someone give me the link to LB?
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    Thank you hillharman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carloswithac View Post
    Is anyone using the stans rubber rim straps, or should I stick to the yellow tape?
    Not a definitive answer, but I tried the Stan's rubber strips. Was trying to setup a set of Schwalbe Sammy Slicks (700x35c) tubeless on Enve Twenty9 XC wheels but despite use of an air compressor, was unable to get a sufficient bead seat and the tires would leak down very quickly. ALternatley, 3 layers of the Orange Seal tubeless tape and some Cafe Latex and the combination has been pretty solid.

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    Stans tape one layer on my 30mm external wide 29er rims works perfect. I don't know why anyone would use anything else. It's light and last very long, it's perfect for all rims!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    I don't know why anyone would use anything else.
    I use 3M 8898 tensilized polypropylene tape because it is the same tape at a fraction of the cost.
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Finished building up my set of 35/30 rims. DT Swiss Comp Spokes, Alu nips, 350 hubs, 15mm 6 bolt and 12x142 6 bolt. Setup with one wrap of 24mm Stans tape, was able to seat easily with a floor pump. Weighed in at 1780grams with tape and valves.

    First ride on them on my Santa Cruz TBLTc and noticed a couple things vs my Stans Arch EXs. They feel like they spin up a little faster on the uphill since they are a tad lighter. Most noticeable thing is how stiff they are, holy ****. They like to track straight over whatever you point them towards. Weigh in at 180, running 20 psi front 22 rear, grip was better with the wider footprint. Felt like I might need to decrease the pressure in my fork by a bit to smoothen things out up front since they are so stiff. Overall pretty impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    I use 3M 8898 tensilized polypropylene tape because it is the same tape at a fraction of the cost.
    Nice. So something like Scotch Film Strapping Tape 8896 Blue, 24 mm x 55 m

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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by ms6073 View Post
    The description and picture look right, but the 8896 doesn't match. According to Scotch's website 8896 is a different tape that may or may not work well.
    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    I've used the 8898 3M tape on 27mm hookless without issue. It's not the same thing as Stan's tape, though. It's noticeably thinner, easier to stretch, and it can turn into a stringy mess when removing. For the price difference it's probably worth it, but I've seen a lot of posts indicating it's the same as Stan's, and that's not been my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenDragoon View Post
    Same specs and weight as LB rims.... Hmmmmmmm......
    Are Iplay and LB the same rims?
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    Possibly a dumb question, but I haven't paid as much attention to the carbon rim offerings since I bought some LB hoops.....is there a "lower" cost 40mm 29er carbon rim available from LB or similar company?

    I'm thinking of an upgrade for my Krampus and want something wider than 35mm for my 3" tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentsmith View Post
    Are Iplay and LB the same rims?
    LB tells you no. Sure seems like there is 1-2 plants making all of these and everyone (iplay, LB, Nextie... etc) are all just selling them.

    Hell, the Roval Control Carbon 29 and Roval Fattie's sure look like all of the others!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post

    Hell, the Roval Control Carbon 29 and Roval Fattie's sure look like all of the others!
    When I took my LB bead less hook less 27 mm rims to be built at the LBS..
    I put them next to the Roval's me or the builder couldn't tell the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTrue View Post
    Finished building up my set of 35/30 rims. DT Swiss Comp Spokes, Alu nips, 350 hubs, 15mm 6 bolt and 12x142 6 bolt. Setup with one wrap of 24mm Stans tape, was able to seat easily with a floor pump. Weighed in at 1780grams with tape and valves.

    First ride on them on my Santa Cruz TBLTc and noticed a couple things vs my Stans Arch EXs. They feel like they spin up a little faster on the uphill since they are a tad lighter. Most noticeable thing is how stiff they are, holy ****. They like to track straight over whatever you point them towards. Weigh in at 180, running 20 psi front 22 rear, grip was better with the wider footprint. Felt like I might need to decrease the pressure in my fork by a bit to smoothen things out up front since they are so stiff. Overall pretty impressed.
    I have had the same experience! And cornering the difference is really noticeable. I am really enjoying my LB rims.. I built them up with I9 hubs dt spokes and brass nipples. I am on a TBLTc also!

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