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    marge lite build

    just got my large lite built in the UK

    had it powder coated white

    built onto hope pro II

    weight of wheel - rim, hub, spokes, (excluding rotor and cassette) 1240 gram


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    I like

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    Nice !

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    Sweet!!
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    Someone mentioned in my thread about wheel strength i think that lacing to the left or right would yield a symmetrical wheel for a symmetrical frame. Is that what you have done here or is this an assym frame?

    Either way i love the white and the wheel build, Great weight too!
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    laced to one side they give an offset built, laced left right left right they give a symetrical build

    plenty stong enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    laced to one side they give an offset built, laced left right left right they give a symetrical build
    Not always. I have a set of rolling Darryls laced to widened XTR hubs and for both the front and rear wheels the spoke lengths were closer to the same if I laced all to one side even though the wheels are symmetric. Laced to rotor side in the back and nonrotor side in the front.
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    nice...let's see some more pictures!

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    Looks nice...

    Who build the wheel for you? I'm just about to order a Pugsley frame and need a new set of wheels.

    Also, do you have any idea if the Marge Lite will work well tubeless...?

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    im not using it tubless, can't see the point of it, splitting tubes, sealing, getting covered in gunge etc etc

    my friend built the wheels, hes a very good wheelbuilder, been doing it for years, has built me 3 sets of fat bike wheels over last 2 years

    large marge, 47m trials and marge lites

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    large marge, 47m trials and marge lites
    What do your expect to gain going from the 47 mm trails to the Marge Lites? And what type of trail will the wheels be used on (snow, sand, forest single track or...?)

    I'm about to place an order for a Pugsley and the last thing I need to figure out is the rims. Right now I'm thinking Marge Lites, 47mm TrailTech or 70 mm UMA II...? I'll use my bike on 10% snow, 20% sand and 70% forest single track. Will be running Hüsker Dü's...

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    I use it mainly for forest tracks

    when I had my pugs I had large marge XC 's
    then I built a 907 and wanted a lighter build so went with 47mm VIZ rims

    my wheel builder hated them , they werent round, and were a pain in the Ass to build., I offset drilled the rear one and he laced it up, offset was not enough by about 3mm

    in the meantime marge lites had been sighted so I bought one for my rear wheel

    It built up better and is much better quality product, but then its three times the price of the 47mm rim

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    Anybody have a true weight on the Marge Lites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Anybody have a true weight on the Marge Lites?
    675g on the nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasse1977 View Post

    I'm about to place an order for a Pugsley and the last thing I need to figure out is the rims. Right now I'm thinking Marge Lites, 47mm TrailTech or 70 mm UMA II...? I'll use my bike on 10% snow, 20% sand and 70% forest single track. Will be running Hüsker Dü's...
    If you want tubeless I would go Uma, If you want super light go Marge Lites, if you want wide and light go with un-holey Rolling Darryl 80's and drill your own holes 1.5".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    If you want tubeless I would go Uma, If you want super light go Marge Lites, if you want wide and light go with un-holey Rolling Darryl 80's and drill your own holes 1.5".
    Tubeless would be nice and the 70 mm UMA II has good reputation...

    - Uma II + tubeless (stans tape, valve and sealant) = around 950 grams
    - Marge Lite + DH tube = around 925 grams

    Any place in EU where I can get my Chris King hubs built onto some UMA rims...?

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