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    Light Bicycle, Carbon Bicycle or Nextie

    Any opinions if any of these options is better or worse than the others and why?

    I blew up a rear Easton Carbon hoop. Now I can build a set using a hub (Stealth) I have always been interested in, but never had a justified reason for trying.
    Familiarizing myself with all of the rim choices was a learning curve!
    So many options, but it looks like this option from Nextie is what I am leaning towards.

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    Looking for people that have had previous experience with their products.

    Thanks.

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    I have a season on those Nextie's. Absolutely love them. But the "downside" is that going from Crest's to these was such a big improvement, it has me wondering if their 40mm wide version would be even better. What are they going on?

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    Anthem x 29er w/ 120mm fork. 1x10 wide range cassette. 2.3 Hans Dampfs.

    ...my trail bike.

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    I'm running LB 35mm with a 2.45 Hans Dampf in front and 2.25 Rock Razor in the back on my trail bike. Absolutely the best upgrade I did. Incredibly stiff and very light. Whole wheel set built up was $950. Worth every penny!

    The wide tire on wide rim in the front almost looks like a fat bike. I get lots of people asking/commenting on it when they see it.
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    You aren't going to definitively prove either one is 'better' than the other. Both are very good and I dare say even the best riders are unlikely to tell a difference. Get the ones YOU prefer, whether that is for weight, cost, looks, or whatever. Then don't look back - enjoy them and fret over some other decisions where one can actually tell a difference.

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    I built up a CB 35/30mm rear and will do the front. Excellent product and price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
    I have a season on those Nextie's. Absolutely love them. But the "downside" is that going from Crest's to these was such a big improvement, it has me wondering if their 40mm wide version would be even better. What are they going on?
    the 31.6/38 rim profile from Light Bicycle listed a few pages back looked like a winner as well.
    I wonder what the sidewall height is on these..
    Attachment 949598

    I've emailed LB a couple questions, these will be my first wheel builds.

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    Does anyone know which of these, or ICAN etc., is a real manufacturer ?

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    None of them. Supposedly the manufacturer only sells wholesale. The companies we buy from are local to the manufacturers and set up a dealer site. Some even have taken the time to help design there own profiles and rim sizes. According to their FB page and website, Nextie has put a lot of time in to the fatbike rims and + size rims. But take that for what it is worth, I have never been to China to see first hand how this process actually works.

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    I thought Light-Bicycle was different in that they both manufacture and sell.

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    Almost identical web pages---



    Basic Information

    Company Name:
    Xiamen CB Carbon Fiber Parts Industry Co., Ltd.
    Business Type:
    Manufacturer
    Product/Service (We Sell):
    Carbon fiber parts,carbon fiber bicycle frame,carbon bicycle fork,carbon bicycle rim,carbon bicycle wheelset,carbon fiber bicycle parts
    Contract Manufacturing:
    OEM Service Offered Design Service Offered Buyer Label Offered
    Registered Address:
    29, Xinyuan Road, Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian, China (Mainland) Zip: 361022
    Number of Employees:
    60 – 80 People
    Year Established:
    2009
    Legal Representative/Business Owner:
    Mr. Teinuan JONERG
    Main Markets:
    North America,South America,Eastern Europe,Southeast Asia,Africa,Oceania,Mid East,Western Europe,Central America,Northern Europe,Southern Europe
    Total Annual Sales Volume:
    US$10 Million – US$20 Million
    Export Percentage:
    91% – 95%

    Basic Information

    Company Name:
    Xiamen Light-Bicycle Carbon Fiber Parts Industry Co., Ltd.
    Business Type:
    Manufacturer
    Product/Service (We Sell):
    Carbon fiber parts,carbon fiber bicycle frame,carbon bicycle fork,carbon bicycle rim,carbon bicycle wheelset,carbon fiber bicycle parts
    Contract Manufacturing:
    OEM Service Offered Design Service Offered Buyer Label Offered
    Registered Address:
    1/F, (Factory Building 2 Extension), No. 308, Xingqian Road, Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian, China (Mainland) Zip: 361022
    Number of Employees:
    60 – 80 People
    Year Established:
    2009
    Legal Representative/Business Owner:
    Mr. GuoLiang Zhang
    Main Markets:
    North America,South America,Eastern Europe,Southeast Asia,Africa,Oceania,Mid East,Western Europe,Central America,Northern Europe,Southern Europe
    Total Annual Sales Volume:
    US$10 Million – US$20 Million
    Export Percentage:
    91% – 95%

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    The fat bike crew like the Nextie rims - Even Mike Curiak last time I checked. I've been following the original 'carbon rim thread' in the 29er forum for ~ 2 years - and can't recall anything bad about Nextie

    I've Light Bicycle 23mm ID rims - and I'm very happy with them. Carbon Bicycle seem to be the same but at a cheaper price...not sure what's up with that??

    Based on rim weight and maximum rider weight, Nextie seem be a step up in 'beefiness' in each rim width compared to Light Bicycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Almost identical web pages---
    Yup - saw it too, that's why I was wondering how is the real manufacturer...

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    Recent Chinese carbon rim summary

    Here is a summary of what I have found through websites and email correspondences with Light-Bicycle and Nextie…

    Nextie Bike offers a 2 year warranty and has
    NXT29H04: 27mm outer/22mm inner, 23mm rim depth, Weight: 360+/-10g
    NXT29H06: 30mm outer/25mm inner, 25 rim depth, Weight: 380g
    NXT29H07: 35mm outer/30mm inner, 28mm rim depth, Weight: 410g light version and 450g AM version
    NXT29H03: 35mm outer/30mm inner, 25mm rim depth, Weight: 410g light version, 440g AM version and 520g DH version
    NXT29H05: 40mm outer/35mm inner, 30 rim depth, Weight: 420g light version and 460g AM version
    All have beadlock ridges in the rim bed other than NXT29H03
    All Nextie rims Max Spoke Tension: 150kgf
    NXT29H07 is not yet listed on their webpage, they emailed me the profile and specs.

    Light-Bicycle offers a 1 year warranty and has
    RM29C06: 27mm outer/22mm inner, 24mm rim depth, Weight: 365g
    RM29C02: 30mm outer/24mm inner, 20mm rim depth, Weight: 390g
    RM29C07: 35mm outer/30mm inner, 25mm rim depth, Weight: 420g
    RM29C14: 38mm outer/31.6mm inner, Depth 32mm, Weight: 450g light version and 500g DH version
    Only RM29C14 has beadlock ridges in the rim bed. It also has thicker sidewalls, 3.2mm vs 2.5mm
    All Light-Bicycle rims Max Spoke Tension: 180kgf

    According to Light-Bicycle bead lock ridges are not necessary, they have only added them as a result of customer concerns about the tire being secure to the rim. Also according to Light-Bicycle they use an exclusive process to manufacture their rims. They claim it produces more uniform wall thickness and overall uniformity on the inside cavity of the rim.
    I have inquired to Nextie if they use the same facility and process.

    Also I think I recall somewhere on Light-Bicycles web page that they will add additional layers/increase weight to any rim if you ask them to.

    I haven’t emailed Carbon-Bicycle, so I don’t know anything other than what their website offers about them. They seem to offer most of the same rims as Light-Bicycle other than the RM29C14 and their webpage is of very similar design as well. They are about $15 cheaper per rim across the product range. The do list some additional data regarding testing rim strength.

    That’s the bottom line from about a week worth of emails and internet research. I must say that both Nextie and Light-bicycle answer all emails promptly and with seemingly quality answers to my technical inquiries.

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    nextie and iplay is made by Carbonking.cn

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