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    Hmmmm.... might keep an eye on them, just in case i like them (too)
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    Tomorrow? Awesome! Carolin said next week. No price yet...
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    No, i asked tonight, price tomorrow apparently.
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    Okay, this is good news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cageracer View Post
    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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    If light-bicycle can actually ship fat carbon rims tomorrow, I'll have to cancel my multi-month old order with another manufacturer. Having bought from LB twice in the past, I would be happy to buy from them again. Their quality, price and customer service are exactly what I'm looking for.

    My fingers are crossed that LB fat rims go public tomorrow with orders being taken and product in stock or at least actively in production. If that's the case, my goal is to get my order in before the rest of you cheap carbon addicts.

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    They will be up on the website next week....

    Rim weight: 630g+/-20
    Price: USD278/pcs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    They will be up on the website next week....

    Rim weight: 630g+/-20
    Price: USD278/pcs
    Just got the pics through.... not sure on the outside profile, maybe i am looking at it wrong but it looks very a very "boxy" shape
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    Hard to tell what that really looks like from those pics. Hopefully we will see a cross section picture showing it in more detail.

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    Awsome! Photos mean that this rim actually exists, that at least one mold has been created and has been used. LB is quite experienced at making carbon rims. So seeing them at this stage of production is a good sign. Unless they encountered an unexpected problem, it seems likely that production will ramp up soon.

    Yeah, that's what we've been hearing through the grapevine already. However there are other similar rims that were announced or leaked by other companies but have yet to be seen in actual photos.

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    Could be just the angle but it looks to be much taller than 20mm.

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    looks like big fat giant snake. it is probably the picture and the fact there are no spoke holes. at this point i much prefer look and extra 10mm of nextie rim. looking to see actual reviews, i have til next winter to put my fat bike project together

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    Yeah, im glad now i ordered the nextie rim even with the small weight penalty.

    Not very aesthetically pleasing so far... without the flashy look of cutouts, carbon rims need to ooze some sex with their shape, so far these look like someone has bent a railway track in a circle.
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    lol, I kind of like the pudgy rim look. Throw on a bud-n-lou and it'll look stupid huge. (If indeed it looks as big in person as it does in these photos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Not very aesthetically pleasing so far...
    Agreed.
    Maybe it will will shed snow very easily though.

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    Dunno, i have no experience with snow but would have thought a flat surface would have been the worst.

    Centrifugal force holding it on a flat surface rather than a pointy profile throwing it off ??
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    I am trying to picture the rim profile... is anyone else seeing what i have drawn ?

    (its 1am here and i am on nightshift and NO, i don't have anything better to do)
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    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Yeah, im glad now i ordered the nextie rim even with the small weight penalty.

    Not very aesthetically pleasing so far... without the flashy look of cutouts, carbon rims need to ooze some sex with their shape, so far these look like someone has bent a railway track in a circle.
    Agreed.

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    Agreed.
    Maybe it will will shed snow very easily though.
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    Let's not jump to conclusions though. There is likely an optical illusion at play in those photos. The sidewall is in the foreground while the other part of the rim is in the background. The foreshortening affect is pretty pronounced, making the near part (the side wall) look much larger, comparatively, than the rest of the rim.

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    Not jumping to conclusions really, just throwing some ideas out there.

    The camera has done them no justice, pic #2 makes it look like the rim is laying flat, touching the "lightbicycle" table cloth.... will be interesting to see the rim profile when released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Not jumping to conclusions really, just throwing some ideas out there.

    The camera has done them no justice, pic #2 makes it look like the rim is laying flat, touching the "lightbicycle" table cloth.... will be interesting to see the rim profile when released.
    I'm betting that it looks like this.
    (But yeah, it does look bloated in the photos)

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    There's been a significant weight saving since that drawing as the finished rims are apparently now 630g+/-20.
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    No jumping here. A little speculating though based on information put forth. These pics were most likely taken by a cellphone. Looking at the picture and taking perspective and distortion into account it still looks to be higher than 20mm, if the rim is 90mm wide then the height looks closer to 25mm or even 30mm. Again that is allowing for distortion and skewed perspective.



    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Let's not jump to conclusions though. There is likely an optical illusion at play in those photos. The sidewall is in the foreground while the other part of the rim is in the background. The foreshortening affect is pretty pronounced, making the near part (the side wall) look much larger, comparatively, than the rest of the rim.
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    Light-Bicycle fat 90mm carbon rim.

    Have they started taking orders?

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    I got the same email from LB this morning.

    The weight savings alone from my current Clown Shoes is incredible...however my question is will these work in a Moonlander? I'm told the offset may be too much for this rim.

    Anyone have any comments on this?
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    Keep checking Light-Bicycle. As soon as they post them you can order them. I believe Ozzy said next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    I'm betting that it looks like this.
    (But yeah, it does look bloated in the photos)
    ok so these are 90mm too. i was under impression these are 80. anyways, interested to see a good shot of them. if the cross section really is what it was originally shown, they might look good. i just thought that there would be a break line where curved portion meets flat. does not seem to be a case. i think that would make them look less massive and monolithic. give the rim a bit of a character too

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    Just heard from L-B that these are available but they haven't decided on price yet. Should have a decision made either this or next week.

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    They said they would have pics up on their site tomorrow.

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    Another pic

    Still don't know if I'm convinced on the hookless design for fat tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EPcycles View Post
    Just heard from L-B that these are available but they haven't decided on price yet. Should have a decision made either this or next week.
    They were meant to have them for sale on Monday past, also emailed out a price of $278 each !!!

    Strange.... don't know why they are stalling, might be the tiny walled hookless design...
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    [QUOTE=ozzybmx;1107301

    Strange.... don't know why they are stalling, might be the tiny walled hookless design...[/QUOTE]

    I've set up enough fat tires to know they all fit very different, some a little tight to very very loose and I just can't see a hookless design. I think I will pass and go Nextie. Oh they also gave me a weight last night of 675 +- 15.

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    Yeah 670 +/- 15g on the website. Mine will be 10g heavier as they are painted.

    The only thing worrying me is the ERD of 502. Thats very short spokes and I can only find a few online vendors that sell 244-246mm spokes (laced to fatsno's)
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    Agreed on the different fit of tyres, that small hookless sidewall could cause a problem.

    Ive even had the same tyre from a different batch approx a year later, be a loose fit whereas the other 2 originalls fit beautifully.
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    Will get a look tomorrow... thats a blast from the past, DansComp !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    They were meant to have them for sale on Monday past, also emailed out a price of $278 each !!!

    Strange.... don't know why they are stalling, might be the tiny walled hookless design...
    Rather than interpreting this as stalling, to me it seems like the normal process of bringing a product to market.

    My theory is that LB is doing market research on how to price their first fat rim. Pricing is tricky. Once they are being sold at a certain price, quickly changing that price generally leads to negative reactions, especially on forums such as this.

    LB may have stoked the rumor mill too early by sending non-finalized info to customers by email. Or perhaps they leaked just the right amount of info to perk our interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Yeah 670 +/- 15g on the website. Mine will be 10g heavier as they are painted.

    The only thing worrying me is the ERD of 502. Thats very short spokes and I can only find a few online vendors that sell 244-246mm spokes (laced to fatsno's)
    Going with the same setup, but my calc spewed out 242-244 for spokes, curious what spoke calc you use... I found spokes at Universal...

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    Any word on whether LB is offering wheel builds for the fat rims like they do with their other rims?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Yeah 670 +/- 15g on the website. Mine will be 10g heavier as they are painted.

    The only thing worrying me is the ERD of 502. Thats very short spokes and I can only find a few online vendors that sell 244-246mm spokes (laced to fatsno's)
    Except for every lbs that has a Phil wood spoke cutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCheesehead View Post
    Going with the same setup, but my calc spewed out 242-244 for spokes, curious what spoke calc you use... I found spokes at Universal...
    Cheers Cheese, i used DT swiss calc and they came out at 244mm with a set of hope hub measurements i found online.

    Will wait and measure the hubs and rims before buying the spokes.
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    I too will be lacing these LB rims to hope fatsno hubs. Are your calculations for the 170 or 190 wide hub?

    When LB releases official measurements for these rims, I'll order some spokes. Does it matter how wide the spoke hole spacing is on fat rims? It seems like that could affect required spoke length.

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    Another nextie shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Another nextie shot
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    Yeah not sure what I think.

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    Looks to be much taller than 20mm.

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    Yeah not sure what I think. I guess it would need to be in a frame to get a better understanding visually.
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    Yeah not sure what I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    Looks to be much taller than 20mm.
    That's not a photo of a Light-Bicycle rim. LB rims are reported to be 20mm deep but that pictured rim is a different brand and is 40mm.

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    According to bdundee it is a nextie rim. Right now there are no new pictures of the Light_Bicycle rim.
    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    That's not a photo of a Light-Bicycle rim. LB rims are reported to be 20mm deep but that pictured rim is a different brand and is 40mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    According to bdundee it is a nextie rim. Right now there are no new pictures of the Light_Bicycle rim.
    Yep, a nextie rim. This being a light-bicycles rim thread, I thought that might be the source of the confusion about it not being 20mm deep.

    The following photo of the LB fat rim was posted yesterday. Is that new enough?

    It seems to confirm the 20mm depth that others were skeptical about when looking at earlier photos.

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    Still don't know if I'm convinced on the hookless design for fat tires.

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    I thought that picture was posted yesterday. Today, there are no new pictures of the Light-Bicycles rim.

    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Yep, a nextie rim. This being a light-bicycles rim thread, I thought that might be the source of the confusion about it not being 20mm deep.

    The following photo of the LB fat rim was posted yesterday. Is that new enough?

    It seems to confirm the 20mm depth that others were skeptical about when looking at earlier photos.
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