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    Carbon Rims/Wheesets (not Enve) for Nomad 3 - what you using?

    Looking at carbon rims/wheelsets for my N3 (can't afford Enve).

    What are people using and what's your thoughts?

    Currently running Stans Flow EX on Hope hubs.

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    I have Light Bike, hookless 35mm iirc and have used them on my Nomad, decent rims and no real difference to either pair of my ENVE's. If I was buying again I would probably buy Derbys though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    I have Light Bike, hookless 35mm iirc and have used them on my Nomad, decent rims and no real difference to either pair of my ENVE's. If I was buying again I would probably buy Derbys though.
    Thanks Rick - just the sort of user info I'm after.

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    have a look at Atomik Carbon

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    Derby rims, Hadley hubs, DT Swiss spokes on my Nomad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
    Derby rims, Hadley hubs, DT Swiss spokes on my Nomad.
    Cheers - Any feedback on them?

    Derby are top of my list at the moment.

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    Carbon Rims/Wheesets (not Enve) for Nomad 3 - what you using?

    Derby, Kings, Pillar 1420 spokes on my 5010.

    Can't recommend highly enough.
    Strong and stiff. Wide rims are the real deal.
    If you ever have a problem Ray is awesome to work with.

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    35mm LB rims with Hope hubs here

    Love them and so far not a single issue. You can't go wrong with them.
    Derby's are nice too, but still a good bit more expensive.
    Last edited by BTTR; 02-16-2015 at 09:46 AM.

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    35/30 Light Bicycle hookless "DH" rims on Hope Pro 2 evos.
    Wheelsmith DB spokes and brass nipples.
    Light + Strong + "inexpensive".
    No burping. Easy tubeless set up.
    Like any wheel, just have an excellent builder put them together for your best shot at performance and long service life.

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    I just built up a pair of LB's 38mm/31.6mm (ext/int) 27.5 rims for me new DH bike. I had specifically asked that they increase the weight on them to 500g or above, but they only did that to 1 rim. the other was 476g, so it ended up as the front. The built went well, except you'll have to measure the ERD when you ask for more carbon.

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    Just found this today. Definitely should be considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    Just found this today. Definitely should be considered.
    FYI, those Ibis look like they use the DMR Revolver front hub...a LOT alike! If so, you can get end caps to convert the front hub to 20mm. I have a pair of old Reynolds MTN-C that used hubs that looks VERY similar to those hubs and I was able to get some 9mm QR, 15mm QR, and 20mm axle end caps for mine.

    Now, if I can find out more about the 142x12 rear and if I can convert my Reynolds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    FYI, those Ibis look like they use the DMR Revolver front hub...a LOT alike! If so, you can get end caps to convert the front hub to 20mm. I have a pair of old Reynolds MTN-C that used hubs that looks VERY similar to those hubs and I was able to get some 9mm QR, 15mm QR, and 20mm axle end caps for mine.

    Now, if I can find out more about the 142x12 rear and if I can convert my Reynolds...
    Unfortunately these can't be converted to 20mm t/a per the ibis website. The rear can be 142x12 or 135x10

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    Light Bicycle 35/30mm rims - outstanding so far - with DT spokes, and 240s hubs.

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    IBIS carbon wheels, same as Derbys, Jenson had them on sale last week for $999, hard to beat that price for a wide stiff carbon wheel.
    2015 SC Nomad C
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbiker View Post
    IBIS carbon wheels, same as Derbys, Jenson had them on sale last week for $999, hard to beat that price for a wide stiff carbon wheel.
    Splitting hairs, but they are extremely similar, not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    Unfortunately these can't be converted to 20mm t/a per the ibis website. The rear can be 142x12 or 135x10
    Aw yeah, I guess, looking at the front hub shell dimensions, there's just not enough room in the front hub for a 20mm TA. Had to look to confirm, but my Reynolds are fatter.

    Thanks for the clue on the rear tho!
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    Derby HDs with I9 Torch hubs and spokes work well on my Nomad...

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    On my new 27.5 Nomad I built up a set of Derby DH rims laced to DT Swiss 240s with DT Aerolite spokes and 16mm DT Al nipples. The longer nipples allowed me to use a box of spokes I had from another wheel build, I'm not sure I would go with long nipples if I built them up again. They haven't caused any problems, but there are a few spokes where the nipple stayed perpendicular to the rim (rather than angling with the spoke) and I think the affect is more pronounced with longer nipples. The wheelset (with XX1 driver, Al valve stems, and tape) came out to 1678 g on a 5 lb postal scale.

    I'm 230 lb out of the shower and I'm not the smoothest rider. I've ridden these wheels at Mammoth for the Kamikaze Enduro and on all my local trails in So Cal. I have ZERO complaints about the rims. I love the wider rim, they feel noticeably stiffer and more precise through chunky rock gardens. I've banged them off a few things and had a few pinch flats in Mammoth cause my tires were too lightweight and the rims show no signs of damage. I run about 24 psi in the front (Conti Mountain King) and 22 psi in the rear (HR II). I no longer worry about my rear sidewalls flexing when I load the rearend in a turn.

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    Derby-Cx Ray-King

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    Derby I9 combo with an HD rear and AM front. Wheels have been solid and I have several other friends on them now too with either I9 or King hubs.

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    Another vote for Derby, I-9 hubs and CX-ray spokes
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    My Nomad 3 is equipped with Roval Traverse Fattie Carbon SL.
    Top wheels and zero problems so far! And with a weight 1500 grams!

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    Re: Carbon Rims/Wheesets (not Enve) for Nomad 3 - what you using?

    Nextie 40mm (35mm internal), CX Ray's, King Hubs.
    Nice and stiff, only a few rides in but they seem great so far.

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    Wow - thanks everyone.

    Lots to think about and look at here!

    I'll summarize the options later ;-)

    Cheers

    Chris

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