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    light-bicycle or carbon-bicycle

    Not sure which to purchase from?
    I've read many post for light-bicycle.
    But price is cheaper on carbon-bicycle?
    Any feed back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superflyAL View Post
    Not sure which to purchase from?
    I've read many post for light-bicycle.
    But price is cheaper on carbon-bicycle?
    Any feed back?
    What are you buying?

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    I'd go Nextie.
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    I have purchased at least 6 wheel sets from Light Bike. They have always been perfect. The communication with them has always been fast. I did order some cheaper wheels once from another company, took forever never again. I do always order from their global warehouse not North America.


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    I have built quite a few sets of wheels with Light Bicycle rims, and haven't had an issue. I actually just ordered another set of rims yesterday, since I smashed a CarbonFan rim. CF did agree to warranty the rim, but I do think the Light Bicycle are a little better quality, and I don't want to make a habit of re-building these wheels.

    A bunch of us run the L-B tubs for cyclocross around here, which is really hard on rims. Nobody has broken one yet, even casing the barriers at 18psi and stupid CX stuff like that. Of course, tubular wheels are inherently pretty bomber, so take that with a grain of salt. Although I did smash a set of Reynolds carbon tubs...

    I have not used Nextie, although I've heard good things.

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    running my LB carbon wheels and so far so good. it's a very light wheelset and I've been hammering on them without concern and they haven't budged. Not a big air guy but not hesitant to slam through rocks and other crap and let the bike do the work. I did pay a bit extra for their insurance, though hoping not to need it. For the $'s so far very happy with the quality and communication with them while building them up.
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    I sure hope that superflyAL isn't still waiting for feedback. 6 years of not riding my bike because I was waiting for a wheelset would be insane......
    Silly bike things happening.

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    Ive bought two sets of 35mm 29er carbon rims from ebay with powerway hubs which can have either XD or HG hub bodys as well as QR or typical through axles and boost. right around 400 shipped for the pair. So far they have been stand up rims.

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    LOL. Back around when this thread was posted I bought a set from LB. They're still going strong. But I just ordered rims for my new bike from Nextie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    But I just ordered rims for my new bike from Nextie.

    Cannot go wrong there, all these rims come from the same places, Nextie just cherry picks the best ones so they generally have a higher standard for their product.

    Doesnt mean you cannot get lucky elsewhere, but I would have to say luck becomes part of it to some degree with other vendors.

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