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    Got 26" Weinmann SP17 wheelset/Skye hubs on a Moto 700HT, and am looking to get some lighter wheels.
    I have not been able to find the weight of these anywhere, I would like to know before I swap; don't want to make a change that does not amount to anything.
    Anybody got an idea on these?
    I could take them off and weigh, them but was hoping to avoid that......

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    Just take your bike to a LBS and have them weigh your wheels for you.
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    -rims weigh 454g each according to Weinmann
    -figure 450g for 14ga spokes (64)
    -brass nipples are about a gram each so 64g
    -cheap hubs probably Formula or similar cup and cone models. Figure 274g front and 486g rear according to Formula.

    So 2182g total as a fair estimation

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    Quote Originally Posted by willworkforbeer View Post
    Got 26" Weinmann SP17 wheelset/Skye hubs on a Moto 700HT, and am looking to get some lighter wheels.
    I have not been able to find the weight of these anywhere, I would like to know before I swap; don't want to make a change that does not amount to anything.
    Anybody got an idea on these?
    I could take them off and weigh, them but was hoping to avoid that......
    Unfortunately you'll likely have to strip the wheels and weigh them yourself. Pull the tires, rim strips and qr's, as that's how aftermarket wheels are weighed, "naked". Otherwise you'll get a false comparison.

    Usually with OEM stuff that is a composite of components, like wheels (rim, hubs, and spokes), it's very difficult to find weights, unless the bike manufacturer supplies it. And most don't of course. And even if you find a manufacturer's web site for the various components of say a wheel, they often don't list weights or specs for their OEM parts.

    You'll likely get faster and more accurate results if you just weigh them yourself.

    mtnbiker72 is likely fairly close. But it is, as he said an estimation. It just depends on how accurate you want to be.

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    Yeah,
    I figured I would have to weigh them, but was trying the easy way out.
    Just put the bike back together with a new frame and did not want to take it apart again so soon.

    Thanks for the info

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