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Velomax Ascent pro tub rim - who makes it?(12 posts)

Velomax Ascent pro tub rim - who makes it?Woof the dog
Jan 25, 2002 4:08 PM
The 38mm tubular rim. Quoting: "100% graphite tubular aero-profile rim - unbelievably light without sacrificing strength or stiffness." Who makes that rim? And what the hell is graphite really?

http://www.velomax.com/mainascentpro.htm

Thanx a bunch

Woof, the weightweenie dog.
Ccollinsc
Jan 25, 2002 5:27 PM
CWoof the dog
Jan 25, 2002 7:14 PM
i am ashamed, i should've known this, but hey, that is probably because i got bad grades in orgo.

woof.
dont feel badcollinsc
Jan 25, 2002 9:17 PM
I have to sit through general chemistry II every morning. and had to sit through general chemistry I every morning last quarter.

guess what ill be doing next quarter? yeah, general chemistry III. no, i dont like chemistry im a computer science major. dont ask me, university says that.
dont feel badWoof the dog
Jan 26, 2002 9:22 AM
general chemistry is not as bad as organic, because in organic you actually have to learn the material in order to move on to the next, i.e. its not to the same degree in regular chem. Its easy when you know all the rules though. But any chemistry is good for you, especially for my love for bio. I will be retaking the class because yep,you guessed it, I rode my bike instead of studying. AAaaaaarrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

maybe i should become a frame builder.

Woof, the poor suffering dog.
the Q still stands, whats the company?Woof the dog
Jan 26, 2002 9:23 AM
thanx.
Have you asked Velomax?Bobo
Jan 26, 2002 3:18 PM
They're typically very helpful and would more than likely answer your question.
Have you asked Velomax?Woof the dog
Jan 26, 2002 8:28 PM
i thought about doing that but I wasn't sure they would tell me as maybe they'd like to keep such information undisclosed for some reason. Ok, fair enough, I am sorry and I will send them an email.

peace woof.
Have you asked Velomax?bobo
Jan 27, 2002 5:44 AM
Oh there's nothing to be sorry about - I hope you didn't take my message as getting on you.

I just find it's easier to get info like this straight from the horses mouth than get a bunch of guesses from people on the board which sometimes happens. I've dealt with Velomax before and their people are very helpful. Now if you want to get your ear talked off, call American Classic and ask about their hubs or wheels. I forget the guy's name, but I couldn't shut him up. Good luck.

Cheers
Lew makes it. (nm)magliarosa
Jan 26, 2002 10:10 PM
don't do itDog
Jan 28, 2002 6:34 AM
Lew makes it. I have had a set for 2 years, and I don't like them. They are very flexy, and the braking surface is very weak and grabby. The rim is very narrow, and I worry about tubulars staying put on hard corners, despite plenty of glue. Plus, the narrowness means there is this big change in width at the tire/rim interface, likely messing up the air flow.

Save yourself a bunch of money and get Zipp 303's instead. I think they are much better wheels. Stiffer, better braking, wider, and cheaper.

Doug
don't worryWoof the dog
Jan 28, 2002 7:28 PM
with the reputation of Lew on this forum, I highly doubt I will be buying anything they make.

sincerely

Woof, the cLEWless dog.