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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.
    Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun

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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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