|Got my 2004 Prima Elans today...||Shylock|
Jan 14, 2004 2:19 PM
|...1353 grams with rimstrip ( 593 front, 760 ). Indeed, this is about 60 grams heavier than the purported 1295 grams, but given the (seemingly) heavy duty rimstrip which I doubt they included in their published weights, I'm pretty impressed.
I'm a bit perturbed with them for not including a wheelbag which they claim on their website comes with their wheels, but perhaps they'll take care of me when I call them/email them.
Feel the gin
|did you pay $850?? (nm)||C-40|
Jan 14, 2004 5:37 PM
|Well, actually they were a birthday present from my wife...||Shylock|
Jan 14, 2004 6:10 PM
|...so it's kinda weird talking about price:)
Truth be told, she paid a little over 700 bucks. The wholesale price with shipping is $540 bucks. I'd say she got a good deal. And damn, I only mentioned I was interested in them once and she remembered. Think I'll keep her.
I've been running Open pros on record hubs with 32 dt revolutions and alloy nips per wheel. That's a damn light wheelset and very durable...and they cost me 200 bucks. I've thus held off on buying anything fancy for a couple years, now.
Time will tell how they do. Sadly we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow.
feel the gin
|Well, actually they were a birthday present from my wife...||InTraining|
Jan 15, 2004 8:19 AM
|Good luck with your new wheels, I switched from OP's to Elans last year. They are great wheels over 2000 miles no issues, still true.|
|I just did a ride on them...||Shylock|
Jan 15, 2004 11:33 AM
|Braved the wind and cold....I knew they were going to be light, but didn't expect them to be so laterally stiff. The Open pro wheelset I mentioned always had a bit of a flex issue -- so much so, I tied the spokes with dental floss to stiffen them up. The Elans are amzing in this regard. Wind up is also far superior to the Record Open pros.
I just might become a believer in the "paired spoke" hype.
Did you need to use a spacer behind the cassette to keep the derailleur cage from hitting the spokes ? (I did -- glad I had one:))
feel the gin
Jan 15, 2004 12:10 PM
|Craig and I are getting a set of those, but not until February. I want to have them for the Wintergreen time trial. You doing that one?
|We shall have to see how the knees are doing...||Shylock|
Jan 15, 2004 12:31 PM
|....come March. I think I'm developing some bad arthritis. If I've been on the bike enough by March, I'll probably be able to do it ( cycling is the only thing that seems to help my knees, but if I'm off the bike too much, it's a painful experience alot of the time)
So, I show up at the shop yesterday to exchange a whacked out sigma heartrate monitor. As I'm driving up I see UPS is delivering a box from Rolf. Knew those were mine. So I go in there and Mike tells me that Craig hasn't left him a check for the COD. So basically, they're about to head back to Oregon. Mike suggests I pay the COD with a check if I want the wheels then and there. Of course, I have to locate the wife and check with her before plunking down the coin. A few phone calls later, I'm walking out the door with my new wheels, a week ahead of schedule.
How much do you weigh, by the..uh...weigh?
feel the gin
|Careful cassette choice||Coolhand|
Jan 16, 2004 6:07 AM
|Spin to win my friend. Maybe something like a 27-29 for the nasty mountain climbs like wintergreen or montebello.
Right now I weigh 184-185 depending on dinner ect. I am working on getting in plenty of base miles. Unfortunately, given the insane cold of the last week or two I have been spending way too much time on the trainer. But this year I want to try a few races on the road, which means building up an decent base first. Last year most of my training was high intensity group rides.
Jan 15, 2004 1:19 PM
|the rims on these wheels look very similar to those used on the american classic 350s. anyone know if they are the same?|
Jan 15, 2004 7:38 PM
take a wild guess at what the Vigors are...
Jan 16, 2004 6:06 AM
|i gotcha...my understanding is that these are the IRD cadence rims, minus the eyelets. I actually have a pair of the ird's on order now and plan to build up a set. we'll see how it goes...the eyelets add some weight/durability, but still supposed to weigh around 390g.|
|Paid $562 last fall w/wheelbags||roadeeforlife|
Jan 16, 2004 7:36 AM
|I love these rims!!! Super light with good looks and nice and stiff. Mine weighed in at the same weight.|
|wow! Why so cheap?||Shylock|
Jan 16, 2004 2:51 PM
|...That's roughly 20 dollars over current wholesale including shipping.
I have to agree. These puppies are so much stiffer than one would expect given their weight. Amazing AMAZING windup.
feel the gin
|wow! Why so cheap?||roadeeforlife|
Jan 18, 2004 9:23 AM
|My local bike shop gave me a deal I couldn't pass up!|| |