|Mavic Open Pro Dura Ace wheel weight||Uncle Tim|
Sep 8, 2003 8:23 AM
|I just built a new rear wheel for a buddy. Before getting to work, I found a good triple beam scale and weighed all of the parts. Here's what I came up with:
Dura Ace rear hub: 313g
32 14/15 dbl butted spokes (294mm and 296mm): 209g
32 aluminum nipples: 32g
Mavic Open Pro rim: 435g (advertised at 425g)
Total weight: 1053g
|re: Mavic Open Pro Dura Ace wheel weight||divve|
Sep 8, 2003 10:42 AM
|Are you sure those are aluminum nipples? The listed weight is just about right for brass.|
|Yes, they were aluminum...||Uncle Tim|
Sep 8, 2003 11:41 AM
|I checked the weights with multiple measurements. At every count I used, it came out to 1g per nipple. When I measured 85 aluminum nipples, I had 85g.
It kind of surprised me, too. That's why I tested multiple counts.
|I built a set with the following actual weights..........||Len J|
Sep 8, 2003 12:08 PM
|with skewers and w/o rim tape.
Rear - 997g
This is 32, DB spokes and brass nipples. Weighed on two different lab scales, within 1 gram difference.
Compared this to a buddies K's (Not SSC's) at
D/A O/P's is the best wheelset for the money on the market, IMO.
|To save additional weight...||Nessism|
Sep 8, 2003 1:29 PM
|Using a lighter spoke for the non-drive side rear will save a little weight without any loss of durability. The spoke tension on the non-drive rear is very low and even a 15/16 spoke is lightly stressed.