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    What are your wheel weights with tires in as ridden condition?

    Mine are, with mounted tubeless Origin8 Tsunami 4.9 tires, in lbs:

    Front 8
    Rear 9

    How does this compare to others?

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    I'll play next time I switch wheels on my bike. I know mine are pretty darn light even though I run 5" tires. I was on a ride last weekend with a friend and handed my bike to him over a fallen tree. He couldn't believe how light it was.
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    Is op including cassettes? Rotors? Axles?

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    Yes, everything attached to the wheel in as ridden condition, including rotors, freewheel/cassettes/cogs, skewers/nuts, etc
    Last edited by Paul Fithian; 01-06-2018 at 09:40 PM.

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    here are my wheel weights. All wheels have RT66 rotors and SLX level 10 spd cassettes. Mine are all thru axles so the weight of the TA is not included.

    Dillinger 4 on 65mm Carbon rim w/tube
    F 6.15 lbs
    R 7.21

    Dillinger 5 on 100mm carbon rim tubeless
    F 6.68
    R 7.75

    CakeEater 27.5x4 on 50mm carbon w/tube
    F 5.75
    R 6.8

    For reference my summer setup of 29 plus is below
    WTB Ranger on 50mm carbon tubeless
    F 4.5
    R 5.5

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    Hmmmm...

    Front: Quite a bit
    Rear: Quite a bit more

    Couldn't be arsed to actually weigh any part on my bikes - until I am not such a fat ass and get to 6% body fat, part weights don't really matter.

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    While i don't obsess about part weights, there is a very noticeable difference in wheel weights. i can easily tell when i am on a tubes vs tubeless wheel. you do get used to it but you can tell. YMMV but wheel weight is something that i will spend extra to get less of it. I also weight 250Lbs so it is a very small % of my overall mass but to me it is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefflinde View Post
    here are my wheel weights. All wheels have RT66 rotors and SLX level 10 spd cassettes. Mine are all thru axles so the weight of the TA is not included.

    Dillinger 4 on 65mm Carbon rim w/tube
    F 6.15 lbs
    R 7.21

    Dillinger 5 on 100mm carbon rim tubeless
    F 6.68
    R 7.75

    CakeEater 27.5x4 on 50mm carbon w/tube
    F 5.75
    R 6.8

    For reference my summer setup of 29 plus is below
    WTB Ranger on 50mm carbon tubeless
    F 4.5
    R 5.5
    How much do the thru axles add?

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    A good bit. They are chunky.
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    my axles are about 80 grams i think. don't have my gram scale handy at the moment. the axle is not as critical since it is not rotating. while you don't want a super heavy axle i am not concerned about them. it is also the same axle for all my wheels as the axle goes with the frame

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    Set 1
    616 hubs, Yishun 85 carbon rims, no skewers, Escalators studded

    F 5.5
    R 6.4

    Set 2
    Brickhouse Hubs, HED 85 carbon rims, D4 Studded

    F 5.2
    R 5.9

    Set 3
    WTB modded hubs, Lamere 65 rims, Escalator studded

    F 5.3
    R 6.1
    Latitude 61

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    Is 5.2, 5lbs 2oz, or 5 and a fifth of a lb?

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    All my weights where in lbs so 5 and 1/5 lbs.

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    Mine are in pounds and tenths of pounds.
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    150 Hope/LB 65mm: 960g
    200 rotor/4.0 JJ tire:1261g
    front total: 2221g (4.9lb)

    177 Hope/LB 65mm: 1090g
    180 rotor/4.0 Jug Pro tire/XT 10spd 11-36:1350g
    rear total: 2440g (5.4lb)

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    Ok... Took me a while. I tried to weigh my wheels on my little tabletop Park scale but the wheels with tires mounted overloaded the scale. I picked up a Feedback Sports scale, the whole bike one. Good to 55 pounds. Here's what I got:
    Front Clownshoe with split tubeless Big Fat Larry weighs 7.43 pounds
    Rear Clownshow with split tubeless Big Fat Larry weighs 8.51 pounds. These wheels are built with Hope hubs, double butted DT Swiss Comps, brass nipples and 24" Q Tubes.

    My Surly Other Brother Darryls are also on Hopes. Double butted Comps and brass nipples. They're set up tubeless with Whiskey tape. I made rim strips from black Gorilla Tape.
    Front with Surly Bud weighs 7.03 pounds.
    Rear with Surly Lou weighs 8.25 pounds.

    Both wheels are using ten speed Shimano XT Cassettes.

    Here's where I was really surprised, and I will weigh my son's wheels when I get a chance. My bike is an aluminum 907 XL frame. I hung it on the scale expecting it to weigh around 32 pounds. It weighs 30.8 pounds. I then thought to myself, my son's Medium with Marge Lites and HuskerDus is probably under thirty pounds. Surprise! It weighs 30.75 pounds. He's split tubeless also but his rear hub is a Salsa. It was pretty heavy if I remember right. All I could get at the time.
    I'm currently building him a Large. I'm going to try and make his new one under thirty.
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    Stock Trek Farley 7 MuleFut 27.5 80mm rear wheel with tube, rim strip, and Barbegazi Tire = 4065g or 8.96 lbs.

    Wheel is 2310g, tube is 430g, and Barbegazi tire is 1325g

    Tubeless:
    Rim with Sun Ringle 78mm tape = 2325g
    Wheel with 4 oz or 120 ml sealant and valve is 3785g or 8.34 lbs.

    A savings of .617 lbs. As long as the sealant holds at 4 oz......

    And the 4 Oskar Blues IPA I consumed while getting the damn thing to seat (finally went with the tube method) are calorie free of course.
    Last edited by Steve Hill; 02-16-2018 at 08:38 PM. Reason: adding rim width

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    I don't use wheel weights, mine are pretty heavy without 'em.
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