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    who makes those rotors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    who makes those rotors?
    Are you talking about the flaming gay skull rotors? Moment Industries.

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    Hope Pro Evo 2's front 179g rear 309g ( 2014 versions )
    Mine were close to that at 185g front and 312g rear.
    They replaced DT Onyx at 194g front and 400g rear.
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    Extralite+LB

    27.5 LB's 23 mm inner
    Add 4 gr for the blingy caps
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    Red is rad

    Here are a set of DH Industry Nine hubs we laced up to Spank Spike Evo 35AL's. With the rim being 35mm wide, it makes for an extremely stiff wheel. This is just the weapon you need on a 8" travel DH sled.

    Enjoy the pics

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    Not terribly blingy, but a TOUGH set of wheels for a big guy who likes to shred. He picked up a set of new Ice Tech rotors with the wheels (he was having trouble overheating the stock rotors), and sent me this email this morning:

    "Hi Dustin,

    Just wanted to let you know I got a chance to try out the new wheels yesterday. They are awesome! I hit one of our most technical areas here in the bay area (Skeggs Point) and crashed down about 2000 ft of elevation drop. The wheels performed great, felt really solid, and I really noticed a difference in the roll of the wheels, which I was not expecting. I was with a buddy, and when we would tip over the top of a hill or any section where it would open up and we would totally release brakes, I was quickly rolling away from him and I could really feel the difference in acceleration. They also felt fantastic during the long ass climb on fire roads back up the mountain. The new disc brakes worked great too, still got hot as hell, but didn't smoke or turn colors like my last discs.

    And, when I got back, I spun my wheels and took a close look... perfectly straight and true. I'm totally stoked."

    36H Flow EX rims, Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes on the front and Alpine III on the rear. Silver brass nipples all around. Bomber!

    The Alpine III spokes are tripple butted and use a 2.34mm diameter gauge at the elbow, it adds very little weight but increase durability and fatigue life. Good choice for bigger abusive riders.


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    AM29 rims, Chris King hubs with the new XD driver, mix of black and white Sapim CX-Ray spokes with red alloy nipples. Built for enduro racing!




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    These are more stealth than blingy, but that's how I like them! Crappy pictures, sorry! Derby 40mm 27.5 rims and DT Swiss 240 hubs, both de-badged! Built by the man, MC. Now I just need some new 27.5+ tires!

    888g rear
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    duplicate

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    My LBS is known for incredibly detailed custom builds. Wheels get a lot of attention. Here's the most recent example. The owner just built his Knolly Warden, and here's a photo of one of the wheels from his build. Enve M70s, DT Swiss 240s, orange DT Champions, and notice the custom decals on the hub and fork.

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    A link to the build is here.

    The shop demo bike is a SB66, and it's wearing wheels with spokes custom painted to match the Yeti turquoise.

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    There are quite a few other examples that I can think of, but don't have photos of. Some are outrageous, like the 'rainbow vomit' wheels on his DJ, which used every spoke color he had in the shop. Some are subtle, like the gold and white spokes to match a friend's V10 frame. And some have a foot on each side of the line, like the wheels he did that fade from yellow to orange to red.

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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!-e1bc8e85-1283-4101-878a-bd7d9bd7472b_zpspyiqmkec.jpgLets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!-473b7db5-3adb-4ba3-9bf6-5facf0f94d3c_zpsls9yjw1t.jpgLB 27 mm Hook less with Chris King Hubs DT SWISS white Comp spokes and Red alloy nipple's.
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    Blue bling!!

    Hey MTBR,

    I built these up for myself late Thursday night and neglected to take pics of just the wheels due to a little re-occupation with getting them mounted up on my bike!!

    Here are some of the post-mount pre-ride pics. I think the blue Kings are my new favorite color

    Enjoy the pics

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    Will got his Nox/Chris King wheels with the black and white spokes all set up on his S-Works Enduro. This thing is ballin' out of control! He'll be taking a trip to France to race the Megavalanche Alpe d Huez on this bike. Color me jealous...


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    Hi dude..

    Sweet looking bike and rims..!!!

    Just a question ... How do you not mark the nipples while building..?? (scratch etc)

    Finally finished my build with Sapim Alloy Nipples and they nearly look second hand..LOL
    I do try..!!

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    correct size spoke wrench?

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    Using a proper size spoke wrench is critical when working with alloy nipples. Lots of repairs I've done wheels come in with rounded off or collapsed nipples because someone used a wrench that was too big.

    High quality spoke wrench, that is the right size (there should be very little play) is the key. A Park Tool size zero is good for most alloy nipples, it's the black one. I've also found that 4-sided wrenches work best.

    This is my favorite wrench I've tried. Fits the hand well, smooth finish, heavy and solid. It's 4-sided, so it drops down onto the nipple, you can't come in from the side.

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    I bought the Park black one Park Tool Co. » SW-20 : Master Spoke Wrench : Wheel & Spoke and it didn't fit..!!

    I used the Sapim one 3.45mm
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    so i think thats the problem i've caused myself..!!

    Whats the size in MM that i should look for..??

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    Cheers
    I do try..!!

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    That Park wrench is the exact one I use, and have used it on thousands of alloy nipples. I build mostly with DT Swiss spokes and nipples, but the few wheels I've done with Sapim that wrench worked fine. Maybe your wrench had a defect or something?

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    This is all I got....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondave View Post
    I bought the Park black one Park Tool Co. » SW-20 : Master Spoke Wrench : Wheel & Spoke and it didn't fit..!!

    I used the Sapim one 3.45mm
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    so i think thats the problem i've caused myself..!!

    Whats the size in MM that i should look for..??

    Cheers
    mine didnt fit when I first got it either, it was VERY tight and id have to force it on. I took it to an old wheelset with scratched nipples, used it on half a dozen nipples, then took it back to the wheelset I was building, and it fit perfect.
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    The SW-1 is sized for .130” (3.30mm) nipples.



    Use this size for Sapim 14mm Black Brass...
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    All-mountain wheelset

    Derby 40's with King hubs and sapim CX-Ray spokes
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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!

    These May or May not be for sale for a good price

    King ISO hubs
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    Dt swiss gold alloy nipples
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    I love gooooooollld! I9 Torch Classic hubs, Nox AM-275 rims, DT Swiss Revolution spokes, gold alloy nipples that match the hubs. Headed to the Vegas area for an Ibis HDR.




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    I have a navy King headset and love the color. How does the industry 9 blue compare with King Navy? Close enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcraw View Post
    I have a navy King headset and love the color. How does the industry 9 blue compare with King Navy? Close enough?
    Yeah I think so, especially since they wouldn't be right next to each other. Here's a pic of an I9/Nox wheel with the blue hubs:


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    Mango King Bling

    Hey guys,

    I had to share these blingin Mango King wheels we built for a gentleman by the name of Pono who lives in Hawaii!

    Laced to Spank Spike 35AL rims, these make for one bomber set.

    I am a little partial to the Mango as its my favorite color

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis1 View Post
    Yeah I think so, especially since they wouldn't be right next to each other. Here's a pic of an I9/Nox wheel with the blue hubs:

    Nice, thanks. Looking at i9 + WTB KOM, blue nipples, black spokes on chrome Canfield Nimble 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcraw View Post
    Nice, thanks. Looking at i9 + WTB KOM, blue nipples, black spokes on chrome Canfield Nimble 9
    For what its worth, make sure and see if you can see a Blue Industry 9 hub in person. They are much more 'grey' than their website suggests. They are not really close to a Hope or Chris King blue.
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    Black bling

    Hey Guys,

    Here is another Chris Blingin' wheelset Andy wanted a Frequency i23 in the back for extra security and a KOM up front. Overall, the all black theme looks super good

    Enjoy!

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    I wish the decals were easily removed on the KOM rims, because^^ that ^^ is a combo that makes a lot of sense for a lot of folks, but many will not want the mis-matched graphics.

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    Thank Dusty! I can't wait to get these on my bike. And thanks for such a quick turnaround time even with the Forth in middle of the build. They look great from here, lol. FedEx updated the delivery time to tomorrow, jerks .

    dgaddis, I was going for sensible with the rim choice. I wasn't really looking to lose weight off my Honzo. I might due to the KOM rim. I beat up rear rims way too much. I'll see how peeling on the KOM stickers goes and let you know how many fingernails I have left. I have a whole bottle of Goo-Gone though. I prefer the least amount of stickers possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beer_coffee_water View Post
    dgaddis, I was going for sensible with the rim choice. I wasn't really looking to lose weight off my Honzo. I might due to the KOM rim. I beat up rear rims way too much. I'll see how peeling on the KOM stickers goes and let you know how many fingernails I have left. I have a whole bottle of Goo-Gone though. I prefer the least amount of stickers possible.
    The problem is they're not stickers, they're water transfer graphics. Basically they're painted/printed directly onto the rims. You'll need chemicals to get them off...acetone maybe? I know people use fingernail polish remover to remove graphics from stems and seatposts...might work on these too. Let us know how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis1 View Post
    The problem is they're not stickers, they're water transfer graphics.
    Well, I guess somebody told me wrong about them being stickers. I will take a look at it when they arrive. I know people have removed graphics off of Yelli frames with acetone, which I believe are water transfers. The Frequency stickers are coming off at least.

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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!

    How have you found the reliability of the KOM? I went through a rear one pretty quickly, failing to seal in my target race of this year. Gutted. Hard tail and in rocky conditions here around Sydney. I'm 78kg, do I go Frequency next or try the KOM again and put it down to bad luck?

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    What do you mean "failed to seal"?

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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!

    Dented rim, so tubeless failed. Had to switch to tube, then punch flatted, was horrible. Anyway, debating what to do now... Rim seems soft...

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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!

    May have been too low with the rear pressures. If I went KOM again, I'd run higher pressures. If I go for a heavier rim with aerolites to get back to the same weight overall. But haven't heard of anyone else with my experience on the KOM...

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    I'm running a pair of KOMs with DT 350 hubs (built by Mike, Lace Mine 29 - Big Bicycle Wheels) and they have been nothing but solid. I ride typical East Coast rocky, rooty, singletrack and they haven't moved a mm out of true. I'm 6'4" and 190 lbs, so I'm no lightweight....i'm very happy with mine.

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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!

    Thanks Latent. Hardtail or dually? What pressures are you running? Mine are still true, just dented

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    Quote Originally Posted by lincolnsydney View Post
    Thanks Latent. Hardtail or dually? What pressures are you running? Mine are still true, just dented
    lincolnsydney - what pressure are you running?

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    Niner Jet 9 Carbon full suspension.

    I run about 27-28 in the rear and 25 in the front. I could probably go a little less, but I'd rather not have to worry about burping. I've got a pair of Specialized Captain Controls (2.0) on there now and I really like them.

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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!

    Thanks, am thinking I need to run closer to 30 on the hardtail. Harder on the wheels than a FS. I use the Controls too, as well as Rubena Scylla. Cheers

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    A couple recent builds using the beautiful White Industries hubs.

    The new CLD hubs laced to a set of Velocity Cliffhanger rims, used on a Seven 29er/flatbar road bike by a bigger guy who logs a LOT of miles. 36 spoke rear, 32 front.





    The older Mi6 hubs laced up to some Stan's Flow EX 29er rims. SHINY!





    And Profile Elite hubs laced up to the Atomik Carbon AM29er rims.




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    These Torch's are on FIRE!

    Hey Guys,

    Forgot to get these up last week when I put them together. Better late than never!

    Industry 9 Torch Classic hubs laced to Atomik Carbon's AM/Enduro Modified Hooked rim. 33mm external width and nearly 25mm internal width. The bead is 4.5mm thick to help build and extremely stiff wheel as well as help with rock and root impacts on the trail. For being a 29er wheel, I could not get them to flex laterally with all my weight on them. I am no lightweight at 185 pounds.

    They are not the widest rim available, nor the lightest, but they strike a very nice balance between weight and strength that many of the mega wide rims are missing these days.

    These are headed to Tahoe for a semi-Pro racer for her new Enduro race machine



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    @noyac - What did these weigh in at?
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    Which spoke nips are these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    Hey Guys,

    Here is another Chris Blingin' wheelset Andy wanted a Frequency i23 in the back for extra security and a KOM up front. Overall, the all black theme looks super good

    Enjoy!

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    Oh dammmn, loving my hope/kom black/black wheels but dammm thems sure is purdy.....

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    A set of blingin' fatbike wheels. SUNringle MuleFut rims, White Industries SnoWhite hubs.




    Rear hub.


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    USTish bead lock, and dialed spoke lengths.

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    Blue and Orange

    Here are my personal wheels that I built several weeks ago and have been enjoying up in the Northern Utah trails.

    Navy Chris King Hubs laced to Atomik Carbon Mod-Hooked rims. 33mm external and 24.5mm internal width. They strike a happy medium in rim width while boasting a 4.5mm bead width. It helps build a laterally stiffer rim while adding the additional protection from rocks and trail obstacles.

    I am not sure why I waited so long to switch to carbon wheels...

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    Pink and Turquoise

    Here are some beauties from this weekend. Hope you guys enjoy

    Industry 9 Torch classic hubs laced to Atomik Carbom-Mod Hooked rims with Turquoise decals. These hubs and rims continue to impress me every time I build with them.

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    Ooh, I want to splash mud on those and treat them badly

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    Blue and Orange

    Here is a sweet blingin set that we built this weekend. Blue Hope Pro II Evo hubs laced to Spank Spike 35AL rims with black Sapim spokes and orange alloy nipples. Great looking set that is ready for some gravity oriented fun

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    I9 Torch, DH hubs and spokes laced to Derby DH rims.

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    Industry Nine Boost 148 bling

    Hey Guys,

    We got one of the first production runs of the new Boost 148 rear hubs from Industry Nine and boy do they look good! Laced them up to some Mod-Hooked Atomik Carbon 29er rims with triple butted Sapim Force spokes and red alloy nips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Ha View Post
    I9 Torch, DH hubs and spokes laced to Derby DH rims.

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    So you are using the I9 Spokes with the Derby's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodstockMTB View Post
    So you are using the I9 Spokes with the Derby's?
    Correct. The spokes are a custom length to mate with the Derby Rim's effective rim diameter (ERD). Both Derby and I9 were great to deal with. My LBS contacted Derby, Derby sent rims to I9, I9 sent completed wheels to my LBS.

    I haven't had a chance to ride them yet though... it's the off-season here on the East Coast and I'm still assembling the rest of the drivetrain. It's rather painful to look at this rig just sitting around!

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    Nice looking wheels DustyDuke22! Wish I'd have checked with you before getting my wheels built. I enjoyed making my last set but the price was too good on the set I am getting built right now and I wanted them as fast as possible so I had them built.

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    Favorite set yet..

    Hey Guys,

    Here are some pics of a wheelset we did a few weeks back. There is just something about the subdued hubs and blue decals that looks so good! Pewter King hubs laced to Atomik Carbon rims with blue decals. Built with triple butted Sapim Force spokes and black alloy nips. Destined for a Santa Cruz 5010 in rescue orange.


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    Dusty, looks nice. What's the weight of that wheelset?

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    My commuter with CK x ENVE wheels (and Compass skinwall tires):

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    Kappius 1.5

    Hey Guys,

    We were able to build up some Kappius KH 1.5 hubs this past week and wanted to share. The aluminum flanges are bonded to the center carbon fiber part for a very strong design. The 240 POE is pretty incredible, and has a very unique sound.

    Magnetic pawls top off hubs unique features.

    I wish I had a set to throw on my personal bike to test out!

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    Arch EX on Red Hope Pro 2 Evos
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    nice looking bike

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    I just picked these up today from Casey at Gnarwheels in Tampa, Hadley/Flow Ex setup tubeless. Hadley makes killer hubs. This is a cool thread, there's some really nice wheelsets here.


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    my fourth build:



    CK Hubs, Derby AM 26" carbon rims. Sapim Laser spokes.

    These rims went together easily and tensioned up straight and true very quickly. Quite impressed.

    Also, I had been chasing a random squirmy feeling on the front end, I thought it was headset too tight/loose, fork sucking (needed a rebuild anyway), wheel bearings tight etc... nothing.

    Turns out it was the tire flexing on the narrow (Stans Arch) rim. It's done it with several tires from 2.0 to the 2.3 that I'm running now, first ride on the Derbys I almost immediately noticed the squirm was gone. YAY!

    and wow, that's a crummy picture..
    My bike MCA kinda climbs like a billy-goat. WOO WOO!

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    Custom wheel built

    Here's my recently built custom wheels (Atomik carbon,I9 Hubs CX Rays spokes) currently I put on some custom Atomik/Killer B stickers but the color is slightly off, new ones are on their way with a brighter yellow...
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    I9 Torch Derby AM

    new set of I9 Derby's for my WFO9

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    Nice. Are you on the XC or AM rims? What was the final weight of those?

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    Not sure if this question was for me,

    Mine are AM rims, I didn't even bother to weigh them, They felt quite light & at the end of the day they are what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis1 View Post
    Turquoise :: the world needs more turquoise!
    These look BLUE, not turquoise! Are you sure this is correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    These look BLUE, not turquoise! Are you sure this is correct?
    The i9 turquoise is hard to capture in a picture. It very well could be turquoise, but not show up that way in the pic.
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    Recently built these up for my new bike.

    Velocity Blunt SS Rims /w Chris King ISO hubs and DT Swiss Super Comp spokes. My first set of Kings after riding Hope the last few years and I love them!

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    Nice bike Gingervitis.
    I wouldn't think it would look good with Blue and Red but it does.
    Just enough Blue and red in the right places.
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    I9 hubs, Sapim Race spokes, Polyax Nips and Spank Trail295's in the 27.5 flavor. 1st set of wheels I've built in a long time

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    Not as nice as some sets - wow!! But on my Cannondale then Ogre - Halo Freedomdisc with Spindoctor hubs - in white!!
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    Now on my Cannondale - Blunt SS in red.
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    I9 Enduro wheelset with Torch hubs. All red




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    These are OE spec but still custom with Palmer graphics so.... Plus white spokes whoa! lol

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    Rim: DT Swiss E1501 Spline One
    Hubs: 28 Hole DT Swiss 240 15 mm Front Hub; 142 x 12 Rear Hub w/ XD Driver, 6 Bolt
    Spokes: DT Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0

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    Easton Arc 27 with Onyx Hubs

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    DT Swiss EXC400 Wheelset

    Dt Swiss Exc400 wheelset by markmass, on Flickr

    - DT Swiss EXC400 rims 32h
    - DT Swiss 240S hubs (F 15mm thru, R 12x142mm)
    - Sapim CX-Ray spokes
    - Sapim Polyax nipples
    - 1500 grams (F&R)

    Built by Ford at Tread Bikes in Campbell, CA.
    Last edited by MarkMass; 02-03-2016 at 10:12 PM. Reason: Added shout-out to Ford@Tread Bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    These are OE spec but still custom with Palmer graphics so.... Plus white spokes whoa! lol

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    Rim: DT Swiss E1501 Spline One
    Hubs: 28 Hole DT Swiss 240 15 mm Front Hub; 142 x 12 Rear Hub w/ XD Driver, 6 Bolt
    Spokes: DT Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    I love these wheels. The contrast between the white and black is awesome and the small logo on the hub is just right.

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    650b+ bling



    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!-dscn1874.jpgLets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!-dscn1872.jpgLets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!-dscn1870.jpgLets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!-dscn1875.jpg
    "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK"

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    Sweet setup man! That Santa Cruz is dope, hopefully my next bike in a few years. I should have gotten the Hightower but plans changed.

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    Some of my fav's this year so far










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    Wheelz

    Here's some that I have built... Cheers!
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    More Wheelz

    A few more
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    Lets see some blinged out wheelsets..I9,CK,Hope..anything goes!-18072016569.jpg
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    Here is a link to my most recent build.

    WTB Scraped i45's 27.5 x 45mm
    Hope Tech Pro 4 32h
    DT Swiss spokes and Nipps
    Custom Vinyl Graphics
    Specialized Rubbers (not pictured)


    https://goo.gl/photos/9rgGGPtjLdZfbVRP6

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