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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.
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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?
    StorckŪ 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!
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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.

    Sorry for all the edits. I will make ERD measurement later (don't have time right now) unless someone beats me to it.
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