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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Yeah I'm looking real hard for a set but the weave is a deal breaker for me.
    Fiber reinforced plastics, are easily painted. Give'em a shot of satin black, no weave. Unless you want to show off the fact that you can have compsite parts on your bike. That would mean clear-coat is out of the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpd131 View Post
    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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    Any more feedback? How r they holding up with low psi tubeless?
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    I've got a month and a few hundred miles on mine run with bud and lou tubeless. they are riding great.

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    What kind of psi are you running?

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    I don't have a low pressure gauge so i don't know for sure but i usually run them as high as possible. I weigh 185 and once or twice a week i will drop the pressure down so the tire wrinkles pretty well under my weight. I would guess that is about 5psi but that i am usually closer to 8-10. Sorry i can't be more specific.

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    Did anyone weigh these? Are the 650g advertised weights accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Did anyone weigh these? Are the 650g advertised weights accurate?
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    I have a set built with White Industries Snowhite hubs, and they came in a 2,140 grams total.

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    ...so not accurate. Thanks

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    What price did you pay? I had read that they were somewhere around $450 each with shipping to north america. However, I was just quoted 1200 for a pair when I sent in an online request???

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbontubulars View Post
    What price did you pay? I had read that they were somewhere around $450 each with shipping to north america. However, I was just quoted 1200 for a pair when I sent in an online request???
    I prolly got one of the last sets for 850.
    I was told that they changed some details which should make the rim 15% stronger and that the "2nd gen" rims would become more expensive. So went ahead and ordered quickly

    Oh, weighted one of the rims before sendng them to the wheelbuilder and it was 660gr.

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    My rims weigh 660 grs each

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    I also paid $850 for the set

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    Just ordered a set- laced to i9's
    we shall see... racing on them in April at Single-Speed-Palooza.
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    My set laced to Tune Fat King/Kong came in at 2020gr

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    I know we all have 3.7-5" of inflated rubber on them, but was curios if you could tell any differences in ride quality over aluminum? (besides the drop in nearly a pound of rotational weight)
    Running a ti frame and full carbon carver fork...
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    I would rather have the wider Carbondale but I'm tired of waiting for Borealis to figure it out even though they already have my money. I sure wish these were available.

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    I think bikeman might have some if you are looking? (That's were I got mine)
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    Okay, I looked under rims and did a search for Sarma and also for Naran. I didn't find anything on Bikeman.

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    they just got them and haven't gotten pics or on the site yet.
    call 207-442-7002 or 800-245-3629 (800 seems always busy)
    ask for Forrest, tell him Alex sent you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    I would rather have the wider Carbondale but I'm tired of waiting for Borealis to figure it out even though they already have my money. I sure wish these were available.
    First I ordered Carbondales in november .. half jan my wheelbuilder got a message that they dont ship rims any more. Tried to get the order shipped but hit a wall and didnt get any answers from them any more.
    I did an inquiry myself, no reply in 3 weeks. So i looked for an alternative and these are great plus i usually got answers to my question mails within a day. Which to me means that the company respects even only possible customers.

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    Just to add to the database, I also set-up a pair of these for my Mukluk, and paired them with front Husker Du and rear Vee8 tires. One layer of 1.88" Gorilla tape is all I needed to seat the Husker Du tubeless. The Vee8 had a tighter (?) bead, so I ended up using a base layer of 1.88" wide Gorilla tape, and second center strip (of Gorilla tape) about 1" wide to make slightly more shallow the center valley of the outer wall. And yes, I did use an air compressor to mount the tires. I also seated the tape as firmly as possible by inflating the tires with tubes overnight.
    Last edited by awai04; 04-28-2014 at 12:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awai04 View Post
    One layer of 1.88" Gorilla tape is all I needed to seat the Husker Du tubeless.
    Second this on the one layer of Gorilla tape .. just enough to cover the spoke holes.

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    I used the Notubes rim tape to cover the holes when i set up my rims for tubeless with Snowshoes.
    Still no problems.

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