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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu View Post
    me too, ordered a seatpost to try out as well
    I'm so excited for these! I've been waiting for a few months to get them I hope the quality of the first batch is good!

    Your 29er versions are working out well for you, right?

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    ha, kinda what i was thinking, but with the other 3 rims already in production, am thinking they should be fine
    no clown wheels for me

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    Ordered mine as well. Hoping to ride at least one (rear wheel) in a couple weeks.
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    Anyone know what factory these are coming out of?

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    Are these designed to be tubeless ready?
    The 29er specifically says tubeless ready and these don't.

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    I'm considering one of these now. I have time as my Mavic 819 still has life in it.

    I was looking at the WTB Freq i23. This one maybe worth a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    Are these designed to be tubeless ready?
    The 29er specifically says tubeless ready and these don't.
    yeah, they are, pretty much the same thing as the 29er version
    guy with a 29er/wide rim had no problem with stans yellow tape, forget what tire

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    Thinking about buying the 30mm wide rims & converting to tubeless. I would like to modify the tire seating bead by applying some epoxy resin around the seating surface to create a UST style bead. The epoxy would be applied using a formed scraper & using the rim sidewalls a a guide for the scraper. The only thing I don't know is the composition of the resin/plastic used in the rims & whether the epoxy resin would in fact stick. Also, I do not know the dimensions of the UST bead system. A believe a regular clincher wheel has a tire seating diameter of 559mm. Does a UST rim have the same tire seating diameter? Also what is the height of the seating bead relative to the seating diameter? Can anyone help with these questions? My searches on the internet have been unsuccessful.

    If it is possible, these modifications would allow a proper UST system. I would then use some cheap reinforced tape to cover spoke drilling holes. If a spoke breaks & I have to change spoke nipples, I can just peel off the tape, fix the spoke & reapply cheap reinforced tape.

    I believe that the proposed system will be more convenient & lighter than applying a tubeless rim strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyI52 View Post
    Thinking about buying the 30mm wide rims & converting to tubeless. I would like to modify the tire seating bead by applying some epoxy resin around the seating surface to create a UST style bead. The epoxy would be applied using a formed scraper & using the rim sidewalls a a guide for the scraper. The only thing I don't know is the composition of the resin/plastic used in the rims & whether the epoxy resin would in fact stick. Also, I do not know the dimensions of the UST bead system. A believe a regular clincher wheel has a tire seating diameter of 559mm. Does a UST rim have the same tire seating diameter? Also what is the height of the seating bead relative to the seating diameter? Can anyone help with these questions? My searches on the internet have been unsuccessful.

    If it is possible, these modifications would allow a proper UST system. I would then use some cheap reinforced tape to cover spoke drilling holes. If a spoke breaks & I have to change spoke nipples, I can just peel off the tape, fix the spoke & reapply cheap reinforced tape.

    I believe that the proposed system will be more convenient & lighter than applying a tubeless rim strip.
    Why not just get a bontrager or Dt Swiss rim strip that has the beadlock built into the strip

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyI52 View Post
    Thinking about buying the 30mm wide rims & converting to tubeless. I would like to modify the tire seating bead by applying some epoxy resin around the seating surface to create a UST style bead. The epoxy would be applied using a formed scraper & using the rim sidewalls a a guide for the scraper. The only thing I don't know is the composition of the resin/plastic used in the rims & whether the epoxy resin would in fact stick. Also, I do not know the dimensions of the UST bead system. A believe a regular clincher wheel has a tire seating diameter of 559mm. Does a UST rim have the same tire seating diameter? Also what is the height of the seating bead relative to the seating diameter? Can anyone help with these questions? My searches on the internet have been unsuccessful.

    If it is possible, these modifications would allow a proper UST system. I would then use some cheap reinforced tape to cover spoke drilling holes. If a spoke breaks & I have to change spoke nipples, I can just peel off the tape, fix the spoke & reapply cheap reinforced tape.

    I believe that the proposed system will be more convenient & lighter than applying a tubeless rim strip.
    whoa, sounds like an unnecessary undertaking

    there arent any answers to your questions yet cuz they just went on sale, so no one has them....you can check the 29er thread though as people have received and built those, or ask "Nancy" at the light-bicycle website

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyI52 View Post
    Thinking about buying the 30mm wide rims & converting to tubeless. I would like to modify the tire seating bead by applying some epoxy resin around the seating surface to create a UST style bead. The epoxy would be applied using a formed scraper & using the rim sidewalls a a guide for the scraper. The only thing I don't know is the composition of the resin/plastic used in the rims & whether the epoxy resin would in fact stick. Also, I do not know the dimensions of the UST bead system. A believe a regular clincher wheel has a tire seating diameter of 559mm. Does a UST rim have the same tire seating diameter? Also what is the height of the seating bead relative to the seating diameter? Can anyone help with these questions? My searches on the internet have been unsuccessful.

    If it is possible, these modifications would allow a proper UST system. I would then use some cheap reinforced tape to cover spoke drilling holes. If a spoke breaks & I have to change spoke nipples, I can just peel off the tape, fix the spoke & reapply cheap reinforced tape.

    I believe that the proposed system will be more convenient & lighter than applying a tubeless rim strip.
    Being very familiar with composites, I would say far away from doing that. The suggested Bontrager rim stip is I think a great idea I may go that direction also.
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    The website states that the ERD for the rim is 536. This is the same as the Stans Flow rim. So if I currently have a set of Stan's Flows I should be able to just replace the Flow rim with the carbon rim without buying new spokes right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwu_1 View Post
    The website states that the ERD for the rim is 536. This is the same as the Stans Flow rim. So if I currently have a set of Stan's Flows I should be able to just replace the Flow rim with the carbon rim without buying new spokes right?
    If the ERD is accurate then it should be a straight swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ne_dan View Post
    Why not just get a bontrager or Dt Swiss rim strip that has the beadlock built into the strip
    Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure if the strip is wide enough though, the maximum width on their website Bontrager: Tubeless Replacement Parts (Model #02566) is 21mm. The wide Chinese carbon wheels are 23mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyI52 View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure if the strip is wide enough though, the maximum width on their website Bontrager: Tubeless Replacement Parts (Model #02566) is 21mm. The wide Chinese carbon wheels are 23mm.
    I have a pair of these rims coming and the bobtrager rythem strips.

    I will report back. Although my end configuration may just try a layer of yellow tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by macming View Post
    I have a pair of these rims coming and the bobtrager rythem strips.

    I will report back. Although my end configuration may just try a layer of yellow tape
    Thanks, looking forward to find out how you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macming View Post
    I have a pair of these rims coming and the bobtrager rythem strips.

    I will report back. Although my end configuration may just try a layer of yellow tape
    I plan on using the yellow tape first. If it doesn't work, I'll put a Stan rim strip instead.
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    Just ordered some of the wider rims. Will be lacing up some 32h Hope pro evos. Should be a strong 1500g wheel set. I'll post pictures when they show.

    Plan is to set them up Ghetto Tubless.
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    anyone gotten any production/shipping updates?
    i was told it was gonna take my order about 2 weeks due to ordering a matte seatpost as well and all they had was glossy, but nothing was mentioned as far as rims

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    excited for everyone's updates after you've had some miles on them with different types of abuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu View Post
    anyone gotten any production/shipping updates?
    i was told it was gonna take my order about 2 weeks due to ordering a matte seatpost as well and all they had was glossy, but nothing was mentioned as far as rims
    My rims were ordered and are supposedly on their way. No idea when they will get here. I'll certainly try to put up a report when they arrive.

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    Shipping should only take 4 business days to the USA.

    I ordered a pair of 50mm carbon clinchers road rims from them but it's taking a bit of time.

    Took them 10 business days to manufacture it and was told that it is ready for shipping today, but the shippers are on vacation/holiday until wednesday. =[

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Well the company that everybody is buying the wheels from in the 29er thread also makes 26er carbon rims as well.

    26er MTB carbon MTB rim clincher - light-bicycle

    That is the regular 24mm wide 26er. They are also in the process of producing a wider 26er that will come in at 30mm wide (external), 23mm wide (internal), and 23mm depth...which is wider than the ZTR Flow. Not sure on the weight of the wider rim since I'm still waiting for a reply from Nancy.
    This one is nice.. Im a noob so i just want to ask whats a "clincher rim" is? what is the difference between that and the regular mavics im seeing.

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    I've got a slighly bent front Flow rim and this could be a way to upgrade the replacement )

    Looking forward to updates.

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    I ordered two of these rims on the first day, and they are finally on their way! I even have my tracking number

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    Same here.
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    I ordered about a week after release, so hopefully soon for me!

    I'm hoping with the amount of rims they have pumped out for the 29er and such, they have fine tuned manufacturing, and we get some sweet rims. Crossing fingers as I plan to beat the crap out of these lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhobert View Post
    This one is nice.. Im a noob so i just want to ask whats a "clincher rim" is? what is the difference between that and the regular mavics im seeing.
    A clincher rim is a standard MTb rim where it has a bead hook that hangs onto the tire. The other type of rim is called tubular and that requires you to glue the tire to the rim and is more common on road bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litany View Post
    A clincher rim is a standard MTb rim where it has a bead hook that hangs onto the tire. The other type of rim is called tubular and that requires you to glue the tire to the rim and is more common on road bikes.
    Thanks for the info, atleast now i whats the difference..

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    Anybody get theirs yet?

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    mine ship tomorrow, she said they had a problem and had to remake them, hopefully that means they have been stepping up their QC checks

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    Rims released from customs in SF yesterday. Should arrive to my door today or tomorrow (guessing).
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    How are you guys getting tracking? Do they just email you when ready, or did you have to request it? I don't want to bug them, if tracking will be sent automatically.
    Bend, Oregon

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    Heh, I live in Hawaii. The rims had to get to SFO to clear customs and now they're on their way here to me. No doubt they will still have to pass through Honolulu and then end up here. Oh well. Eventually I will get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thuren View Post
    How are you guys getting tracking? Do they just email you when ready, or did you have to request it? I don't want to bug them, if tracking will be sent automatically.
    I wouldn't hesitate to contact them and be on top of things. Nancy has to deal with hundreds of e-mails each day and could have easily forgotten.

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    Carbon wide rim vs Stan olympic rim.



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    Nice!

    Hope the bead seats without a fuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
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    Looking good! First impressions on the quality/ finish of the rims? Are you going to measure the ERD yourself? If so please let us know what numbers you get. TIA

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    I never had another carbon rim, so it's hard to compare. To my untrained eye, the quality looks decent. I won't measure it. I'll let the LBS deal with it.
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    One question: I'm used to Notubes rim strips. These wide rims require the freeride rimstrip based on dimension. That rimstrip comes with a Shrader valve. Isn't it a much bigger diameter valve than the regular Presta? What rim strip do you guys plan on using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    One question: I'm used to Notubes rim strips. These wide rims require the freeride rimstrip based on dimension. That rimstrip comes with a Shrader valve. Isn't it a much bigger diameter valve than the regular Presta? What rim strip do you guys plan on using?
    Use the 25mm wide Notubes rim tape that is for the Flows. Enve AM rims have a 24mm ID and they provide 30mm wide gorilla tape fyi.

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    Just came across this article from BikeRadar:
    Swift Carbon: Inside A High-end Chinese Bike Factory - BikeRadar

    Good read with lots of pictures on how a chinese bike factory operates.

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    What do the differnt weave options mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisycutter View Post
    What do the differnt weave options mean?
    Storck® Bicycle USA | | Technology | Carbon Fiber

    With Light-Bicycle, it's just a faux outlook. I believe they actually mold the rim with 3k weaves and cover it with whichever outlook you choose.

    Enve actually molds with UD weave, which is supposedly stronger.

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    These are UD internally, not 3k

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    Shot off an email requesting an update(my contact is Brian), and received a response in about an hour, that I should have tracking in a few days. Great correspondence so far!
    Bend, Oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by thuren View Post
    Shot off an email requesting an update(my contact is Brian), and received a response in about an hour, that I should have tracking in a few days. Great correspondence so far!
    Nice. When did you place your order?

    I'm going to place my order later this week for these...but I did order a pair of 50mm clinchers from Nancy on 3/19 and it just shipped on 4/7. Looks like they are quite busy right now so expect some delays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    One question: I'm used to Notubes rim strips. These wide rims require the freeride rimstrip based on dimension. That rimstrip comes with a Shrader valve. Isn't it a much bigger diameter valve than the regular Presta? What rim strip do you guys plan on using?
    Rims look great! Mine just got released from customs today, so you're lucky you got yours first

    Don't bother running rim strips. Just get a strip of Stan's yellow tape and mount the tire. These rims supposingly have a UST profile, and your pictures show that.

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    anyone got a real weight of these rims? put the rims on a scale?

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    They have arrived...........

    OK, so the shipment finally made it from China to SFO and then here to Hawaii.

    Pic1 - The box as I received it. It was actually shipped Express from SFO to Hawaii.

    Pic2 - The box was damaged. BIG hole. Luckily it was in the middle so first impression the rims weren't damaged.

    Pic3 - Sticker that says the box showed up here at local postal "In Damaged Condition".

    Pic4 - As I open the box, the rims are packaged together with no buffer between the two. I inspected them and there isn't any damage between the two.

    Pic5 - The rims look OK. Hard to get a feel for how they are really "bigger" and beefier than I thought. I guess I've been around "narrow" light weight rims for so long.

    Pic6 - Looking down the inner cavity. If anyone wants me to make measurements of this, let me know.

    Pic7 - Outside dimension.

    Pic8 - Inner wall dimension.

    Pic9 - Rim height. I actually measured this through the spoke hole to a flat surface but there wasn't a good way to get this picture so I just put my caliper here to illustrate.

    Pic10 - 378 grams. Almost 40 grams heavier than what the spec says. Good enough for me though, much lighter than the rims I am using now. (Oh, Check that. The website now says 370g +/-10g. That's about right).

    Oh, and they charged me $130ea plus $50 shipping. Not the listed $140/piece.

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