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Nimble Wheels(6 posts)

Nimble Wheelsjtb013
Feb 6, 2003 6:18 AM
Any opinions out there on Nimble wheels? I'm considering buying a set of Crosswinds or Flys.>
I like my Mavic Ksyrium SSC...strong, lite, durable [nm]bent_spoke
Feb 6, 2003 6:33 AM
Feb 6, 2003 6:58 AM
They are sweet wheels and VERY durable. Also the customer service is tip top. They pay for everything and have your wheels fixed and trued in days and sent right back to you via USPS. I have a pair of spiders but now they offer the FLYs in clincher...they are way nicer and lighter then Kysriums and equally as durable. I pulled a spoke on my spiders on a 18% climb in Vermont and they got me up the rest of the climb and home safe. Nimble had redesigned the spider 1 year ago and sent me the NEW wheels free of charge and paid for shipping. It took them about 10 days. The Fly is even nicer. Besides, they are only $500 NEW ! ! ! Hidden nipples alow for much better aero dynamics and they are tough. Call up Nimble and ask them about the tests they did when comparing their wheels to Mavic...its informative. I givem a 10.
Just to let you know I am obsessed with wheels and have owned about 8 different wheelsets. I like :

-Mavic Carbone Cosmic are heavy as hell but stiff and indestructible...better wheels out there for $$
-Mavic Open Pros for rough courses and training
-Nimbles for any kind of crit or hill
-Zipps For everything if they stay together, 2003 wheels suposed to be better built
-Rolf vector comps are more reliable then Rolf Pros
-Corimas are great but heavy compared to other aero wheels
-Cane Creek are good for training, racing, cyclocross and anything you can throw at them
-I have herd only good things about Bontrager wheels, don't know why everyone is so quick to sell them on ebay...they are nice wheels

I just bught some Rolf Elane' wheels from the new " Rolf " company and hope they turn out great. I would like to try some 420 American classic or maybe their carbon wheels...they look nice...anyway Good luck and hope this helps. I hav eput most of my miles on my Nimbles, open pros,and most of my racing on my zipps until they broke twice. I no longer own any zipps. The cane creek are a recent acqusition but my team is sponsered by them so everyone I know rides them or Bontragers. I liked the Cosmic Carbones but they were a little cheap on the " carbone plastic " but very aero and stiff. On the other hand they weigh 2000grams Whoa! And unless you have giant thighs you can have lighter and just as aero wheels.
Didnt really like the Corimas for the most part except the looks are impressive and they feel great under you. I didnt ride them much. Good lck
I LOVE THEM!Cheezhead
Feb 6, 2003 7:06 AM
Now is the clincher version of the Fly made of carbon like the tubular is? Is the clincher Fly durable enough to train on and ride every day, or is it a race-only wheel??
re: Crosswindscyclopathic
Feb 6, 2003 1:45 PM
they're not stiff but reliable Nimble uses Hugi 240 hubs. As far as Tri-spoke wheels go they claim to have the lowest drag.
Mavic Ksyrium SSL or Open Pros / DA Hubs for valueMaartin
Feb 7, 2003 10:05 AM
My recommendation for best overall wheelset if you get them at a decent price. They really satisfy if you suffer from bike lust as I do. If not Open Pros with DA hubs might be the best overall value.