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Are there any deep section tubular rims that are not carbon?(5 posts)

Are there any deep section tubular rims that are not carbon?Swat Dawg
Mar 26, 2003 8:56 PM
I want to build a racing front wheel that is light and aero. I would go with carbon, but I don't have that kind of cash. Are there any rims out there that aren't too expensive, light and aero. I was thinking about trying tubular because these rims seem to always be lighter. If you have an idea put 'em out there. Thanks

Swat Dawg '04
Mar 26, 2003 9:34 PM
If you go with deep all-aluminum rims, they will be heavy.

Since you are just looking for a front wheel, why not look in the classifieds of these here pages or on Ebay? You should be able to get a good Zipp for about $200.
Go aero... don't worry about the weightrussw19
Mar 26, 2003 10:43 PM
I haven't crunched the numbers, but I think Doug Sloan is the one who usually answers this question. In a situation between aero rims and weight penalty, the aero factor almost always outweighs (nice pun, eh?) the weight penalty.

And since you are building an aero rim, the extra rim weight adds strength so you can use less spokes. If you use bladed spokes you can build a super strong aero wheel with 16 or less spokes. And don't worry about the extra weight at the rim, it's an aero wheel....

Someone will be able to confirm this in the morning, I am sure.

AM Classic 420'sLeGrimper
Mar 27, 2003 5:17 AM
Light +/- 1450g

I rate thier wheels and have the 350's, 420's and Carbon 58mm (404's). No problems with hubs, great wheels, good prices. Their carbon wheels are Zipp rims and while they may not have ceramic bearings they do not cost the earth either.

Interestingly check the design of the Hubs Zipp are using now since all their hub problems and the AMClassic design. Similar no?

I have yet to see a pair of these...Frith
Mar 27, 2003 1:40 PM
on a bike... Anyone got any pics? I need to get that profile into perspective. If I owned them those stickers would be off in a flash.