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Just got them on the bike last night. Of course with 10"+ of snow around these parts last week and now the rain we are having haven't been able to ride them yet--should drop back below freezing this weekend so hopefully a ride report to follow this weekend or early next week.
 

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Chic said:
Just got them on the bike last night. Of course with 10"+ of snow around these parts last week and now the rain we are having haven't been able to ride them yet--should drop back below freezing this weekend so hopefully a ride report to follow this weekend or early next week.
Sweet wheels, Brad! Whats the news on the new fork?

Yeah, and send that thing my way and I'll give you a test ride and report. ;-)
 

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Chic said:
Just got them on the bike last night. Of course with 10"+ of snow around these parts last week and now the rain we are having haven't been able to ride them yet--should drop back below freezing this weekend so hopefully a ride report to follow this weekend or early next week.
Yo Brad- Those do look pretty sweet. And that Moots is looking way too small for you, with the setback post and saddle slammed all the way back, I think you should sell it to me ;)

More deets on those wheels please...is that a standard 9spd freehub body you've put spacers on to run SS, or is it a SS cassette-style hub, like King, DT, etc? What's the weight on those?
 

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Yo Brad- Those do look pretty sweet. And that Moots is looking way too small for you, with the setback post and saddle slammed all the way back, I think you should sell it to me ;)

More deets on those wheels please...is that a standard 9spd freehub body you've put spacers on to run SS, or is it a SS cassette-style hub, like King, DT, etc? What's the weight on those?
Funny you mention the seat, its actually on the way out as I can't get it set up comfortably and it doesn't match the seat on my geared bike (which isn't pushed back all the way :) ) Its a leftover from the old 1FG. Don't worry, it fits. :D

As for the wheels--std. 9sp. freehub and running a Spot spacer kit. Weight for the set w/o skewers was a smidge over 1800 grams.
 

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are you running a conversion kit on the rear?
Spot singlespeed conversion to convert ninespeed to singlespeed--I like the ability to swap wheelsets between bikes. This particular setup started life on a King wheelset, moved to a WTB laser disc lite set and is now on the Cane Creek beauties. I have had zero issue from day one with the kit, its well put together and gets the job done. I think I paid around $20 for it and highly recommend it!
 

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...my kit is better...humph.

no i was interested in how the longer spokes handle the dish and added torque of a ss set up. I started to blow drive side spokes on conversion wheels (26" wheels and only once they had some miles on them). i like cane creeks spokes and hope they may be an alternative to dedicated ss wheels.
 

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First ride on the wheels....

MOMBIOUSHIBACHI said:
That's what I'm talking about.
Well, despite some snow/ice on the ground and a snow storm that blew in about the same time we started riding I got some time in on the new Cane Creek wheels. Initial thoughts are positive--definitely feel like they spin up to speed and accelerate better than the WTB Laser Disc Lite/Salsa Delgados I was running. Drivetrain engagement also seems quicker than the WTBs (geared bike setup has Kings so that is my benchmark--WTBs definitely felt slower, not so sure on the CCs).

Stiffness is good, then again I only weigh in the 155 range, maybe 160 given all the clothes I had on! (Temps in the low 20s, wind and snow). Despite wheel stiffness I didn't feel like the ride was any rougher (MootoX hardtail with WB .8 up front). No clue yet on durability given I've only got one ride in, but I'll update on that over time. All in all I am pretty happy with the wheels---may end up pulling some of the stickers off them (4 on each side of the rim is a little much) but thumbs up for early returns.

And Tamjam--don't worry, saddle is adjusted "properly" now! :D
 

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Brad, what rims are you running on your King wheelset?
good old Delgados---those new Salsa disc specific Delgados look nice as well as the new DT 7.1 rims, but really nothing wrong with the King wheelset so I don't see changing it anytime soon. Then again, the WTBs were fine as well, just got bit by the "want to try something new" bug I guess.
 

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OK, so I believe you said that your King wheelset felt like it had a snappier windup than your WTB wheelset, correct?

I assume both wheelsets were built by Dale, and it sounds like both use the "standard" Delgado-X rim (just like on my WTB wheelset). Please correct me if I'm wrong.

It's starting to sound like (at least in your opinion), your King hubs are yielding you a little snappier wheel than the LDLites....correct?

I'm looking to build a new wheelset in the spring, and I'm trying to figure out what hubs to use. I thinking about either the DT's or the new disc-only Delgado's for rims, but I still need a rear hub. Just trying to get an opinion from you about the WTB's vs. the King's.

That picture was at BuRP Saturday morning? I was exploring downtown on the Rig at that time...
 

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Francis Buxton said:
OK, so I believe you said that your King wheelset felt like it had a snappier windup than your WTB wheelset, correct?

I assume both wheelsets were built by Dale, and it sounds like both use the "standard" Delgado-X rim (just like on my WTB wheelset). Please correct me if I'm wrong.

It's starting to sound like (at least in your opinion), your King hubs are yielding you a little snappier wheel than the LDLites....correct?

I'm looking to build a new wheelset in the spring, and I'm trying to figure out what hubs to use. I thinking about either the DT's or the new disc-only Delgado's for rims, but I still need a rear hub. Just trying to get an opinion from you about the WTB's vs. the King's.

That picture was at BuRP Saturday morning? I was exploring downtown on the Rig at that time...
Correct, Kings definitely windup more quickly than the WTBs in my opinion and are a snappier wheelset and yes, Dale built both sets using the standard Delgado-X rim just like your wheelset. The new disc specific rim is not yet available. Don't get me wrong though, the WTBs have been flawless for me, at a much cheaper price than the Kings. And yes, BuRP Saturday morning around 8:30 or so. We should have called you. Next time.
 
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