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    Cole Massif

    Does anybody have any thoughts or opinions or experience with the Cole Massif wheelset?

    http://www.cole-products.com/cole/mt...ls/massif.html

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    Spank rims, propietary hubs and spokes and atomlab torque nipples... Odd combo, could work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Spank rims, propietary hubs and spokes and atomlab torque nipples... Odd combo, could work though.
    Why do you say its an odd combo? Is it a good or bad odd?

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    no clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWVDubya
    Why do you say its an odd combo? Is it a good or bad odd?
    Neither, just odd.

    Spank rims aren't something we hear about a lot on here, although I seem to remember a few members wanting to try them. Maybe someone will chime in.

    Atomlab's torque nipples are a good idea, and I can't see why those spoke heads would be any weaker than a normal j-bend spoke. I think it should be a pretty tough wheelset, only I don't know jack about those hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Neither, just odd.

    Spank rims aren't something we hear about a lot on here, although I seem to remember a few members wanting to try them. Maybe someone will chime in.

    Atomlab's torque nipples are a good idea, and I can't see why those spoke heads would be any weaker than a normal j-bend spoke. I think it should be a pretty tough wheelset, only I don't know jack about those hubs.
    It seems to be a solid wheelset, the hubs are burly as sh*t. The design is different but looks like it may work pretty damn well. They are a tad pricy but not out of my range if end up deciding on purchasing them

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    well you could get em and try em out for us. I dont think its a rubbish product...probably damn nice quality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -.---.-
    well you could get em and try em out for us. I dont think its a rubbish product...probably damn nice quality!
    I would love to try them out but would also love to know more about em. Not many people I know have had any experience with these wheels so that makes me reluctant. I would hope they are not a rubbish product at that price, I would hate to drop that dough and have em be shat

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    they look pretty awesome
    im running a spank rim in the front on my old ruckus
    im unsure on running one on the back because its a 32h rim but in the front its ben holding up great. if youve got the money go ahead and give them a shot, they arent anywhere close to rubbish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formerbmx37
    they look pretty awesome
    im running a spank rim in the front on my old ruckus
    im unsure on running one on the back because its a 32h rim but in the front its ben holding up great. if youve got the money go ahead and give them a shot, they arent anywhere close to rubbish
    Thanks for the input. I think Im gonna place my order next weekend along with an 08 dj1 and 08 Avid Codes and Im lookin at a new crank just dont know which one I want

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    Anybody wanna donate so I can test em out for you all too?

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    Similar to Industry 9 Componentry wheels:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jervis.G
    Similar to Industry 9 Componentry wheels:



    MORE INFO HERE
    Wow, those are sick. Now only if I could find a store that sells them online

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWVDubya
    Wow, those are sick. Now only if I could find a store that sells them online
    At $880+ a wheelset, I believe they are out of your price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    At $880+ a wheelset, I believe they are out of your price range.
    I didnt know I had a price range.
    Who says they are out of my range?

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    They look solid as FVck
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrz4
    They look solid as FVck
    I hope so cause Im about to drop the dough next weekend unless I can find an online store that sells the Industry Nine rims and uses Paypal

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWVDubya
    I hope so cause Im about to drop the dough next weekend unless I can find an online store that sells the Industry Nine rims and uses Paypal
    FWIW, I think it's useless to drop so much money on a wheelset that'll get such a trashing, unless you are racing, there is just no point to I9 wheels. I'd settle for a hadley laced to a 721 with double butted spokes and alloy nips, just as strong, nearly as light, and half the price or even less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    FWIW, I think it's useless to drop so much money on a wheelset that'll get such a trashing, unless you are racing, there is just no point to I9 wheels. I'd settle for a hadley laced to a 721 with double butted spokes and alloy nips, just as strong, nearly as light, and half the price or even less.
    You have a very valid point but I want a rim that can take a beating and Im not replacing them often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWVDubya
    You have a very valid point but I want a rim that can take a beating and Im not replacing them often.
    Paying more won't make it any stronger. If anything, it could be argued that I9 wheels are a bit weaker due their aluminum spokes.

    Wheel build matters a lot, you could have the strongest rim out there, and still bend it to a taco if the wheel was poorly built.

    Want very strong and stiff rims? Go for a hand-laced atomlab wheelset, or lace atomlab PIMPS to the hub of your choice, have them built by a qualified wheel builder, keep the tension in check and they will take anything you dish out.

    I've been running my pimps all summer, they have never budged since the initial build.

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    Yet again another valid point. The problem with having something laced is Im in Korea and dont know any builders out here that I trust to build a wheelset. Thats why Im lookin at out of the box stuff. How bout the Transition Revolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWVDubya
    Yet again another valid point. The problem with having something laced is Im in Korea and dont know any builders out here that I trust to build a wheelset. Thats why Im lookin at out of the box stuff. How bout the Transition Revolution?
    Good rep, good company, good product. A bit on the heavy side but like I said, if you keep the spoke tension in check, you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
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    And at only 280 a set they seem well worth it

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    I've been rocking these for over a year now. Actually- it's the same set in these photos...
    http://www.cole-products.com/cole/mtb/visuals.html

    They have been ridden all over SoCal, Oregon, and Whistler. I haven't done a thing to them- and they are still going. The Spank rims are fine- a few dings- but not a big deal. I think they may switch to an AtomLab rim at some point.

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