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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    For 135mm offset rear hubs, you need both double wall and offset rim to make a good wheel, but I feel that it is very backwards thinking to make this new rim according to those limitations.
    There are so many people successfully running single walled rims of various widths from 50mm to 100mm with 135mm hubs in offset frames there is definitely no need for double walled rims.

    The offset spoke holes are important though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    You're right. It can be popped out but then you have to fish 64 little globs of silicone out of the inside of the rim.
    Not if you poke them from the inside out.

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    The double wall doesn't do it for me. Are the HED double wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    The double wall doesn't do it for me. Are the HED double wall?
    Nope -- HED are single wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    there's no reason not to have a single row of spokes in the middle.
    I need offset drilling for my Lefty.

    A deep triangular section rim would add weight and doesn't appear necessary for strength reasons - if HED can make a ~400gm single wall flat carbon rim with adequate strength then I can't see the need for a massive deep section behemoth.

    There's no reason NOT to have offset drilling (available as an option at least).

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    Yeah saves some weight. Wonder if the Nextie will be a double wall? Also Boaralis are they double wall?

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    NextTie details:

    Highlights:
    - Carbon fiber materials Toray T700
    - 90mm width and 40mm depth
    - Double walled design
    - Tubeless compatible
    - 32 or 36 offset drilling spoke holes
    - Low in price

    I have no experience with this company but might be worth consideration. Looks like they want to deliver early March?

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    My ENVE are double and you'll find nearly all carbon fibre wheels are. The lightness and integrity of the rim probably depends on the tubular construction for strength.

    I cant see any big deal in it, i have no problems with any other wheels that are double, even stan's rims are all "double" walled.

    Actually the only rims i have ridden that i can think of that are single wall construction are Surly fat rims.
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    I would think a double wall with thinner material would be stronger that a single wall with thicker walls. I don't need silly light but lighter with strength is what I would be happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    Yeah saves some weight. Wonder if the Nextie will be a double wall? Also Boaralis are they double wall?
    Nextie look to be single wall in the rendering (http://www.nextie-bike.com/image/dat...ie-bike-01.png) along with a single row of slightly offset spoke holes in the center. This looks like a very interesting design to me.

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    I too am interested in if single wall carbon fat rims make sense. It doesn't seem inherently better but it could be. Or not.

    For example, carbon bike frames are double walled. So are carbon cranks, forks, seat posts and handlebars. Actually, pretty much everything on a bike is double walled. We tend to think of these "double wall" things as tubes. But in reality a tube or a hollow component is the same thing as double wall.

    But perhaps nextie is onto something with what appears to be a single wall design in the example renders. This isn't certain but it looks single wall given the renders that have been provided. More important might be the deep v cross section. This makes the air volume of the tire considerable bigger.

    Also possible would be a combination design for fat rims. The center could be a double wall v profile that tapers down to merge as single wall for much of the rim width.

    That's all fun speculation but for now I'll be happy with any carbon design that is affordable.

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    My favorite carbon rim design that I've seen so far is this Fatback prototype: New carbon rims from Fatback

    Cutouts, to me, are part of fatbike tradition and a way to infuse some personality into your ride. They're single walled, probably have an excellent tubeless shelf and are offset drilled, which works for me in particular. My only dislike is they're ~$600 a rim and there's no mention of a 65mm width model :/

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    DFYFZX, they look awesome but most are trying to eliminate the weight of tubes and rims strips.... the rest of us are wanting to dump the weight of tubeless tape, foam and the pain in the ass of setting it up.

    IMO if a rim has a double wall and a perfect ramp for inflating tubeless with a track pump like some of the others are (including these LB rims) its worth over 100g more than these.

    Basically these carbon fatback rims (600g) are an expensive Marge Lite (690g) with a 90g penalty.... i can save that going tubeless on the 3 sets of Marge lites i already have.

    Im not saying these LB rims are sh1t hot but the tubeless idea looks good and if the pricing is right it could be a goer.

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    Cutouts are fatbike!



    But I really like these new carbon rims as well, and practically speaking cutouts are not necessary in them: in fact having to cover the holes would add more weight than having the holes saves.

    I have a set of LB 650B AM rims and would definitely trust their fat rims as well.

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    I was excited to see a new post in this thread, having had a vague memory of the LB fat rims becoming available in February. But no such luck.

    Now that everyone is back this week from the chinese new year holiday, perhaps more news will surface. Can anyone comment on the status of LB 90mm rims?


    As for cutouts, wouldn't rimstrips of some sort be required even without cutouts? As a single wall rim, the nipple bases will be sticking into the interior of the rim. I would think rim strips would be needed with tubes no matter what. And with a tubeless setup, the spoke holes would need to be covered too. Is there a way around that in full or in part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Basically these carbon fatback rims (600g) are an expensive Marge Lite (690g) with a 90g penalty.... i can save that going tubeless on the 3 sets of Marge lites i already have.
    If Fatback was making a carbon version of the UMA 90 mm rim, and that came in at 600 grams, it would be a huge win. The one above is 77mm, if the thread is correct.

    I just converted my UMA 90 using the "pour goop in the wheel method". In more detail, I took the tube out and saw that the 3M reflective rim strip was taped in place with some kind of clear box tape. No noticeable holes showing, so I skipped the 2 layers of Gorilla tape that I have on the rear wheel and pumped it up with an air compressor and 8 oz of goop. It's been 3 days and it's holding air just fine. Great rim design, just a very heavy aluminum rim at a bit over 1000 grams.

    IMHO, the 85mm HED at 445 grams is still the one to beat. That would shave almost 3 pounds off my Fatback. Very tempting, but I'm going to wait and see what Light Bicycles comes out with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    As for cutouts, wouldn't rimstrips of some sort be required even without cutouts? As a single wall rim, the nipple bases will be sticking into the interior of the rim. I would think rim strips would be needed with tubes no matter what. And with a tubeless setup, the spoke holes would need to be covered too. Is there a way around that in full or in part?
    All the LB diagrams show a double wall rim.

    Just covering the spoke holes would suffice for a tubeless setup, if BSD doesn't have to be built up to make a tighter fit. A narrow strip of Stan's yellow tape would suffice - weighs just a few grams. The amount of tape required to cover cutouts, have them handle the pressure and be durable enough on the outside would definitely weigh more than the carbon removed to make said cutouts.

    As much as I like the aesthetics of cutouts, I think carbon rims are better made solid.

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    no need for double walls. A deeper bead shelf is neded. see HED.

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    Light-Bicycle fat 90mm carbon rim.

    Perhaps a fun idea to mimic the cut-outs would be to have the final layer (let's say 3k wave) be the one with cut-outs over the structural UD layers, which would look like cut-outs into a 3k rim, with black rim tape ? Or the other way around, UD cut-outs on 3k rim tape, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan View Post
    no need for double walls. A deeper bead shelf is neded. see HED.
    No need for single wall either.

    Depending on the thickness of material needed in a single wall design vs a double wall design, it isn't clear which is lighter for the desired strength. I wouldn't be surprise if a hybrid design becomes popular for fat rims. Double wall in the middle around the spoke holes and single wall on the outer edges. When there isn't any double wall portion, it looks like the alternative is a folded single wall design. Those folds/ridges provide strength in the same way that corrugated steel is stronger than a flat sheet of the same thickness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saul Lumikko View Post
    All the LB diagrams show a double wall rim.

    Just covering the spoke holes would suffice for a tubeless setup, if BSD doesn't have to be built up to make a tighter fit. A narrow strip of Stan's yellow tape would suffice - weighs just a few grams. The amount of tape required to cover cutouts, have them handle the pressure and be durable enough on the outside would definitely weigh more than the carbon removed to make said cutouts.

    As much as I like the aesthetics of cutouts, I think carbon rims are better made solid.
    Right. I was trying to refer to how cutouts, rim tape, and singe-vs-double wall are all interrelated. Cutouts with a double wall rim have the issue of snow and mud getting caught in the cavity between the walls. Cutouts on a single wall require more significant rim strips because the base of the nipples has to be covered and the tape doesn't sit completely flat next to the nipples.

    It will be interesting to see how the weight and strength of double walled carbon fat rims compare to single wall designs. It is likely that LB fat rims will be roughly 2/3 the cost of HED rims. For me that would justify an increase in weight due to a double wall design, if indeed such an increase exists. It seems like single walls would be easier to manufacture so there must be some reason LB is doing double walls. Anyone care to speculate on why LB is going the double wall route for their fat rims?

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    A single wall rim, but core/skin construction would be best best (for me anyway). Nomex honeycomb core, or light-desitied foams like Corecell etc., with a light skin on each side, would yield low weight and be structurally stiff enough, and be single wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Now that everyone is back this week from the chinese new year holiday, perhaps more news will surface. Can anyone comment on the status of LB 90mm rims?
    Oops. It looks like the lantern festival is this Saturday, not last Saturday. Many chinese are still on vacation.

    I know a few people waiting for LB rims and they're all eagerly anticipating the resumption of manufacturing.
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    I'm really hoping for ~$250/rim. They'll sell loads at that price. If they get near $300/rim I think it'll be far fewer.

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    Why do people think the HED is the holy grail of carbon fatty rims??? They're center drilled only which puts huge angles and causes unnecessary stress on spokes/nipples to the point that they won't even let anyone lace them but themselves. Yea. Epic. They're the lightest is all they can claim. The offset crowd can't use them and the symmetrical crowd shouldn't use them anywhere remote because epic spoke failure is looming around every bend. They produce nothing but road wheels and then drop a fatbike wheel out of nowhere? Where are the MTB wheels? Road wheels and a fatty wheel? What leads people to trust that design and declare it the best on the market? I don't get it. I wouldn't run them if you gave them to me! I don't like walking, hence the reason I ride. I most definitely don't like walking and pushing a bike at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    Why do people think the HED is the holy grail of carbon fatty rims??? They're center drilled only which puts huge angles and causes unnecessary stress on spokes/nipples to the point that they won't even let anyone lace them but themselves. Yea. Epic. They're the lightest is all they can claim. The offset crowd can't use them and the symmetrical crowd shouldn't use them anywhere remote because epic spoke failure is looming around every bend. They produce nothing but road wheels and then drop a fatbike wheel out of nowhere? Where are the MTB wheels? Road wheels and a fatty wheel? What leads people to trust that design and declare it the best on the market? I don't get it. I wouldn't run them if you gave them to me! I don't like walking, hence the reason I ride. I most definitely don't like walking and pushing a bike at the same time!

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    After you've taken a breath or two and maybe calmed down a touch, perhaps you could provide a little evidence to support your slander of HED's design?

    I don't have a dog in this fight, don't care either way. Would just like to see some fact-based reporting instead of foamy-mouthed hyperbolic conjecture.

    Put another way: I don't see a problem with HED's design. Please clarify why/how you do.

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    I figured you of all people would agree that spoke angle is a big deal. A 170mm hub with a wide flange going to a center drilled rim along with a short spoke is a bad thing, is it not? Is it ideal for a $2000 wheelset or would offset drilling be more reliable? If I'm wrong I'll go away and bury my head in the sand. HED praise is all over the net and people keep acting like they're the king of the carbon fat rim mountain at the moment but I can't find any evidence they've ever even made a MTB rim. Am I wrong? It appears to me they jumped on the fatbike bandwagon and people are falling for their inferior design. What would you recommend if someone is going to spend $2000 on a carbon fatbike wheelset? I have a feeling you're playing Devil's advocate and wouldn't want anything to do with their wheel on one of your week+ excursions.

    And "foamy-mouthed hyperbolic conjecture" is the norm on Light-Bicycle threads Personally, I can't wait for their design to drop.

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    Re: Light-Bicycle fat 90mm carbon rim.

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    Would just like to see some fact-based reporting instead of foamy-mouthed hyperbolic conjecture.

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    Wide spoke angle actually seems preferable if designing from the ground up for an optimal configuration. It sacrifices a bit of radial strength for greater lateral strength. Wheels are already rigid and well supported radially so it is a good tradeoff.

    One issue could be the angle at which spokes enter the rim or hub. However the holes for nipples can be angled to eliminate any bend at the spoke/nipple junction. Some manufactures do this for that exact reason. Does HED? Similarly, hub flanges can be angled to be exactly inline with the spoke. If it were really a problem, it seems likely that hub manufacturers would have already tilted the spoke holes on fat hub flanges.

    Granted, I don't know if inline or alternating offset spoke holes are better for a wide rim. For me that's secondary. I'm just looking for affordable carbon fat rims. HED is well beyond my budget so hopefully light-bicycle can deliver a significantly cheaper option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    I figured you of all people would agree that spoke angle is a big deal. A 170mm hub with a wide flange going to a center drilled rim along with a short spoke is a bad thing, is it not? Is it ideal for a $2000 wheelset or would offset drilling be more reliable? If I'm wrong I'll go away and bury my head in the sand. HED praise is all over the net and people keep acting like they're the king of the carbon fat rim mountain at the moment but I can't find any evidence they've ever even made a MTB rim. Am I wrong? It appears to me they jumped on the fatbike bandwagon and people are falling for their inferior design. What would you recommend if someone is going to spend $2000 on a carbon fatbike wheelset? I have a feeling you're playing Devil's advocate and wouldn't want anything to do with their wheel on one of your week+ excursions.

    And "foamy-mouthed hyperbolic conjecture" is the norm on Light-Bicycle threads Personally, I can't wait for their design to drop.
    Some of your points are potentially valid, but until I've seen one/fondled it/built it/ridden it/analyzed it, I'm not willing to go on record in any direction. Could be awesome, could be poopycakes.

    I don't think HED is trying to hide anything by requiring that you use their builders. Anything potentially hide-able is going to be known after a ~season of riding, regardless. I think they're saving themselves headaches by keeping hamfists from killing a very light, very expensive rim through sheer ignorance if not exuberance. Misbalanced tension is a hallmark of the hamfist, and once you've pulled a spoke/nip through a carbon rim it's tough to go back and hit the do-over button.

    Waiting for a minimum 100mm wide tubeless-ready carbon rim before I consider spending another penny,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post

    Waiting for a minimum 100mm wide tubeless-ready carbon rim before I consider spending another penny,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloracer View Post
    I'd take two.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    I can't find any evidence they've ever even made a MTB rim.
    You must be new to mountain biking.
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    I have zero experience riding Hed rims (not by choice). I have, however, held the bare rim in my hands at a local fatbike expo. Bare rim was flexier IMHO than a Rolling Darryl. I have been told they are very stiff by owners when built. The rims scared me with how light they were honestly. That means NOTHING as far as durability.

    The tubeless design looks to me the best I have ever seen and makes me want the rims based on that, and the glowing reports I have heard from riders.

    FYI, HED did make mtb rims once. I think it was actually another manufacture's alloy rim with their carbon fairing glued on. Was all the rage in MN back in 1996ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri View Post
    FYI, HED did make mtb rims once. I think it was actually another manufacture's alloy rim with their carbon fairing glued on. Was all the rage in MN back in 1996ish.
    They made a lot more than just that.
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    Light-Bicycle fat 90mm carbon rim.-image.jpg

    Did someone say HED Mtb wheels?! I had a pair and for 1997, they were bad-ass!!

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    Light-Bicycle fat 90mm carbon rim.

    ^^ sounds very expensive. Looking expensively good too.
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    Got an email from Carolin - LB 90mm fatbike rims "OK to order" at the end of the month. No details on price or wheelset availability at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    I figured you of all people would agree that spoke angle is a big deal. A 170mm hub with a wide flange going to a center drilled rim along with a short spoke is a bad thing, is it not? Is it ideal for a $2000 wheelset or would offset drilling be more reliable? If I'm wrong I'll go away and bury my head in the sand. HED praise is all over the net and people keep acting like they're the king of the carbon fat rim mountain at the moment but I can't find any evidence they've ever even made a MTB rim. Am I wrong? It appears to me they jumped on the fatbike bandwagon and people are falling for their inferior design. What would you recommend if someone is going to spend $2000 on a carbon fatbike wheelset? I have a feeling you're playing Devil's advocate and wouldn't want anything to do with their wheel on one of your week+ excursions.

    And "foamy-mouthed hyperbolic conjecture" is the norm on Light-Bicycle threads Personally, I can't wait for their design to drop.
    How about some actual numbers? Offset vs non offset.

    The holes on my marge lites are about 25mm apart. The spoke length is about 259mm. The distance between hub flanges is about 76mm.

    When I do the math, that gives me a spoke angle at the hub flange of 5.56 degrees.

    When I calculate it for a non offset, I would need about a 1mm longer spoke and I'd have a spoke angle at the hub flange of 8.39 degrees.

    That gives a difference of 2.83 degrees.

    Is 2.83 degrees a big deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Got an email from Carolin - LB 90mm fatbike rims "OK to order" at the end of the month. No details on price or wheelset availability at this point.
    I can't wait to see these! And price too....

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    any idea if lightbikes are doing a 65mm ish rim? i'm on CS's now but want to build a summer wheelset. Had ML's on my last bike and they rode super nice during the warm seasons.

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    AFAIK, LB is just making a 90mm rim...
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    any update on price etc? LB hasn't responded to my email
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    Summer Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by easterntide View Post
    any idea if lightbikes are doing a 65mm ish rim? i'm on CS's now but want to build a summer wheelset. Had ML's on my last bike and they rode super nice during the warm seasons.
    Not sure what frame you have but a great summer setup would be Rabbit Hole rims with Knards, or hopefully the Dirt Wizards by summer time. Compared to Clown Shoes and BFL, I bet you drop about 4 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    any update on price etc? LB hasn't responded to my email
    I got nothing yet. Watching the website though...
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    Nextie said theirs will be about $270 each weighing about 670g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Nextie said theirs will be about $270 each weighing about 670g.
    That's not bad.... considering a Marge Lite here in Oz was $220 a rim.

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    Cervelo R3 Disc

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyB View Post
    Not sure what frame you have but a great summer setup would be Rabbit Hole rims with Knards, or hopefully the Dirt Wizards by summer time. Compared to Clown Shoes and BFL, I bet you drop about 4 pounds.
    interesting idea. i've got a Borealis. have a 'fork of many names' for the front summer use. do you legitimatly think that it'd be a significant weight loss vs a 65mm carbon rim + 120tpi nate?

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    It seems these rims will be available tomorrow.

    Kinda want some, but what I really want is something in the 70mm range, hookless, preferably well under 600gm and $250.

    Too much to hope for?

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