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Any info on Nimble's new clinchers?(5 posts)

Any info on Nimble's new clinchers?Cheezhead
Feb 25, 2003 3:37 PM
Particularly the Fly? My main concern is that it is a carbon rim bonded to an aluminum clincher section. I know Zipp has had problems bonding these together, is that inherent of carbon/alum bonds where excessive heat is present from braking? Nimble claims that it is a light, strong, durable race/training wheel so i'm pretty intrested. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything.

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re: Any info on Nimble's new clinchers?CARBON110
Feb 25, 2003 5:10 PM
Nope but I have experience and lots of miles on Spiders and have nutn bad to say aboutem. If the Flys had been offered in Clincher I would have bought them. On the other hand, I just bought a pair of Rolf Elan wheels ( 1250grams ) and pair of American classic 420 custom ( 1453grams )I haggered over the decision between the Nimble and the Rolf. But already having the spiders you know. I knew the Nimbles would be super nice but I wanted to check out the Rolfs and knew if I didnt likem I could sell them faster on ebay or RBR due to them being introduced this year and get a pair of Flys. You cant go wrong with Nimble. Best service ever
re: Any info on Nimble's new clinchers?koala
Feb 25, 2003 5:44 PM
Please tell us how you like the elans (and what you weigh) because that is an awful light clincher and Id like to know how it rides and holds up.
More InfoCARBON110
Feb 25, 2003 9:03 PM
I called up the Rolf company who reminded me of Nimble's customer service and they were very informative. ight now the wheels are paid for and due in April. They have not decided whether they are going to use a glass bead brake surface or aluminum. I told them I weighed 135 in winter and 127-130 in season. They saidI could use hem everyday in any kind of racing or training. I asked thm what the weight limit was and they said the Elan is thier strongest wheel ad could handle 175lbs but recommend 150Lbs. I explained and asked some very specific questions and they said they don't expect to hear from me again unless its to purchase a new wheelset. " You can ride these wheels all day and race on them all year....they are light super stiff and stronger then most wheels I mentioned in comparison "I will certainly put up a review and I am VERY VERY excited to get both the 420's which are due at my door step 2 weeks from now and the Rolfs which look intimidating. You can count on me for a review after I log 1000k o them which will take about a month.
More Infokoala
Feb 26, 2003 3:17 AM
Thanks, let us know- great sets of wheels!