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I've seen multiple discussions of carbon 29er frames, but no such discussion of 29er rims. Current domestic carbon rims are more expensive than one of these frames. Anybody found carbon 29er clincher rims cheap?
 

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there aren't any so far. i don't think we'll see any 29er carbon rims cheaper than ENVE&easton until on one manages to get their protos into production. prolly around 2015, considering how the frame has been going.
 

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On-One will be selling carbon rims and prebuilt wheelsets in early 2011. News article here. The complete tubeless wheelset is projected to cost a bit over $1000, in other words not too much more than a single ENVE rim. I couldn't find the pricing info on the cheaper non-tubeless rim, but IIRC it was guesstimated at around $200 a rim
 

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Looks good

That looks very promising indeed. Hard to tell from those photos, however the bead profile does looks suspiciously like the ETRTO (a la UST, TLR, etc.) If that were true, then they'd be even more attractive.
 

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I'm hoping November starts building carbon 29er wheels in addition to their road wheels (~$800 on pre-order). They've got a 29er carbon frame in the works. Wheels have got to be coming down the pipe.

There are a LOT of companies in the road scene doing the china/taiwan carbon wheel thing: boyd, williams, psimet, november, soul.
 

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those look terrible.... the tow alignment looks almost completely random in one of the photos they chose to use to advertise the product.
 

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I hope your results are better than mine......



Is that solely cosmetic or are there structural issues as well? Not trying to minimize anything as even cosmetic issues would result in me returning them, just trying to get a more complete picture. TIA.
 

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Is that solely cosmetic or are there structural issues as well? Not trying to minimize anything as even cosmetic issues would result in me returning them, just trying to get a more complete picture. TIA.
Not sure. My LBS stopped building them as soon as the crack became visable
 

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Not sure. My LBS stopped building them as soon as the crack became visable




Okay, I did not realize that was a crack, it looks like a scribe line in the photo. Thanks.
 

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Not sure. My LBS stopped building them as soon as the crack became visable
Are these rims from light-bicycle or another Chinesse companies? What did the company say when you showed them this pic? Very disturbing for sure.
 

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those look terrible.... the tow alignment looks almost completely random in one of the photos they chose to use to advertise the product.
I don't build wheels, could you please explain "tow alignment" and how it is off on these rims?
 

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Are these rims from light-bicycle or another Chinesse companies? What did the company say when you showed them this pic? Very disturbing for sure.
Xiamen BECS Carbon Fiber Parts Industry Co., Ltd

Same company

They refuned my $$ minus shipping.
 
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