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    Sarma Carbon Fatbike rim Naran 80 ?

    Anyone have these rims? Would love a review from anyone that has a set. Do they setup tubeless easily and hold at 5psi-10psi ?

    Carbon Fatbike rim Naran 80 | Sarma bikes - the best fatbikes in the world


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    Quote Originally Posted by DBLUNG View Post
    Anyone have these rims? Would love a review from anyone that has a set. Do they setup tubeless easily and hold at 5psi-10psi ?

    Carbon Fatbike rim Naran 80 | Sarma bikes - the best fatbikes in the world


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    I have them and absolutely love em. Very easy tube less setup and have had no issues running them as low as 3 psi. Won the Noque 50k in them this past weekend.
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    I just received mine. Out of the box the quality is impressive and they look great. They are headed to the wheelbuilder tomorrow.

    Watch for a full review on singletracks.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB23 View Post
    I have them and absolutely love em. Very easy tube less setup and have had no issues running them as low as 3 psi. Won the Noque 50k in them this past weekend.
    +1 very easy to setup tubeless. Just wrap 1 round of gorilla tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwcheung View Post
    +1 very easy to setup tubeless. Just wrap 1 round of gorilla tape.
    Would you mind posting a photo of the inside? I'm curious about the drilling.

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    I've got 100 miles on mine, tubeless. They look and roll great and Dmitry was very helpful when ordering. The rims were shipped out quickly and got here in about 10 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0nsumer View Post
    Would you mind posting a photo of the inside? I'm curious about the drilling.
    Mine is centered drilling

    Last edited by cwcheung; 04-30-2014 at 11:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwcheung View Post
    Mine is centered drilling

    Thank you, that's good to see. I actually meant the... other side of the rim, though. The inside of the hoop, the part where the spokes will stick out. Would you mind posting one of those?

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    Last edited by cwcheung; 04-30-2014 at 11:32 PM.

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    one more...

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    Sarma Carbon Fatbike rim Naran 80 ?

    Thanks. Looks impressive.

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    I have just ordered mine!
    I hope to get them soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwcheung View Post
    That's nice looking. I'd prefer UD, but this is nice. I like the 32h offset drilling, too.

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    Yeah I'm looking real hard for a set but the weave is a deal breaker for me.
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    It sucks that it happens this way, but visible CF weave always reminds me of cheap knock-off wanna-look-like-CF stuff. Thus, I dislike it, even when its the real thing. I love the swirly matte look of UD.

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    is it not possible to order this in UD? The final layer is just for looks anyways, so unless they are already made in a huge batch it should be an easy change in future production.

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    I should receive my set of Naran 80 rims next week. Meanwhile I'm trying to estimate the lenght of the spokes.
    Can any one tell me what the thickness of the rim wall is?

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    I like the look.

    I'd like to see a cross-section view of the Sarma, HED, and Carbondale rims.

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    Guys, I just received mine. That was quick! it only took 3 days since I placed the order!
    Sarma told me that they have some stock in Michigan for the US and, I happen to live in Michigan

    In any case, I'm having difficulties to find someone who could lace my new rims. They all tell me that in order to avoid liabilities, they don't do carbon rims.

    I have never laced wheels. I know it's not difficult, just a matter of method, patience, having the right tools and a lot of measuring but, I'd rather have someone experienced doing it. Who did yours?

    Thanks!!
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    Einstein Cycles in Traverse City can do it, they've already built up a set of Sarmas too.

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    Thanks Wetpaint. I will call them

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    I hear there may be a downstate distributor coming soon. If/when this is confirmed I'm hoping to get a set from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemita.GS View Post
    I should receive my set of Naran 80 rims next week. Meanwhile I'm trying to estimate the lenght of the spokes.
    Can any one tell me what the thickness of the rim wall is?
    The ERD is listed as 534mm and the drilling is 11mm from center according to the website. Those are the dimensions you need along with your various hub dimensions to get a specific spoke length.

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    I am considering these, but more because of availability. I don't like the weave and would prefer 10mm wider as wider seems to be the way things are going. I like the rim design and bead lock they have for the seat. I do NOT have a lot of fatbike experience and my bike is the Specialized Fatboy. How do you guys with 4.6-4.8 tires feel about these rims with those tires? is the 10-12mm gonna make a noticeable difference? I know on all my regular MTN bikes, wider is definitely more stable.

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