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Anyone using Nimble wheels?(3 posts)

Anyone using Nimble wheels?se7en
Apr 24, 2003 7:51 AM
Checked out their wheels at nimble.net and they look really nice, especially the carbon rims. Anyone out there riding these? Are they worth getting?
re: Anyone using Nimble wheels?JimP
Apr 24, 2003 1:31 PM
I have been riding on a pair of Nimble Crosswinds for over 4 years. They are a unique experience. They are fairly light - 1550 grams for the pair - and quite aerodynamic. They make a little wooshing sound as they go through the air. They are very stiff; There is absolutely no side-to-side movement and they do not absorb the road vibration like a titanium spoked wheel. Braking causes a little singing from the vibration of the shoe against the carbon fibre. Mine are tubular and since there are only 3 little holes through the rim into the spokes, the tires have more area to glue to the rim and can be harder to remove. The only other wheel that I would try today would be the HED-3. Also, I think the natural carbon fibre of the wheel looks good with the bionic weave Aegis Aro Svelt.

Jim
... high fiber diet???Akirasho
Apr 24, 2003 9:17 PM
... nice rig!

"HED's" up... HED is working on a new lighter version of the H3... probably in response to market shares being siphoned off by new designs and makers (X Lab (Nytro Sports) has a new Tri and Quad spoke as well as disc... no reports of aerodynamics to my knowledge).

I'd like to give the Nimbles a try... after all... with a name like that...

Be the bike.