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So I'm building a new wheelset. Here are the weights.

DT Swiss 240s 9mm Thru-bolt hub: 131.7g
DT Swiss 240s SS QR SS hub: 233.0g
DT Comp 295mm blk spokes, 64ct: 416.9g
DT Alloy nipples 12x2.0, 64ct, 19.4g
Thru-bolt RWS: 52.8g
Steel RWS QR, 135mm: 51.6g
As you can see the RWS skewers are higher than claimed but the hubs are lower than claimed.
Stan's Notubes Crest 29 blk rims: 364.5g/365.5g and without the stickers they are 363.6g/364.6g respectively. The stickers are only 0.9g so removing them is users choice. Pretty minor really. Should easily build into a sub 1600g wheelset. Give me a week or so and I'll weigh the final wheels. The spacers and lockring for the rear hub are 14.2g. Should I be including QR/Thru-bolt/spacer/lockring weights in with the wheelset weight? I don't think so but I just want to check. Also, I calibrated and checked my balance with analytical weights good to +/- 0.0005g. Also, I am currently drunk at this time. Go Spotted Cow.
 

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Has to be a drunken weight since it say the stickers weight over a 100 grams per wheel and you can't operate a calculator to give use a total.:thumbsup:

More drunken posting please. I can't do it until tonight after the home brew/ soup party.
 

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About 1658 grams. Pretty good weight. What do you weigh that lets you ride a sub 400 gram rim?
 

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I just got a set of Crest rims, laced to 240's with supercomps and they came in at 1553 grams. By the way you have some heavy stickers on those rims.
 

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If you do some research on the new Crest, riders don't have to be feather weight to ride them. They claim to be just as strong as the 355's. No mention of tires- What difference does a skewer that's a bit heavy matter when you have 700g tires (I know you probably will have lighter weight tires, but for the sake of making a point...) Please do post your tires & riding impressions- I'm planning on doing the same setup on my new BS in the spring but running 1X9 & Sapim CX-Ray spokes...I hope for both our sakes that these Crest rims are as good as everything else put out by stan :)
 

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I have also been thinking about such wheelset for my next SS bike.

Can someone shed some light on engagement of the 240S SS hubs?

I had heard that they have more engagement than the non-SS 240s. Is that true? If not, can you upgrade them to the new engagement "thing"(36pts?)?
 

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ne_dan said:
I just got a set of Crest rims, laced to 240's with supercomps and they came in at 1553 grams. By the way you have some heavy stickers on those rims.
Very nice. Crests are going to be hugely popular if they can build up at that weight.
 

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Okay, fixed the one typo with the second rim weights. I did all the weighing sober, just the posting drunk. My head hurts.

I'm definitely impressed by the low weight. They had claimed 370g, but now they're claiming 380g so being under their original claim and also so close in weight to each other is pretty good. So 1548.8g for the wheelset but we shall see once I get around to actually building them sometime this week. I won't be riding them until spring anyways. I just needed some bike stuff to do. My rear hub weight is also with the lighter 36pt star ratchets installed. They're machined out on the inside so they don't weight as much as the stock 18pt ones.
 

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Anybody know of a wheel builder that makes that the Crest/geared DT hub combination?
I am wondering what the pricepoint would be for that wheelset?
 

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so whats the recomended weight restictions on these rims?

i weigh 175 at my lightest so i havent wanted to get the 355's and ruin them in a year so i was going to get the arches, but these seem like a good middle ground, or no?
 

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Well, good thing I weigh 185lbs. Higher volume tires at lower pressures should be a decent buffer. I'm going to start with Race Kings and see what happens. ERD is close enough to the Arch that I can reuse the spokes if necessary. I like to think that I'm a fairly graceful rider. I do rigid SS so there won't be suspension to take the extra force, but then there isn't suspension to numb the feel of the trail so I can react to the trail.
 

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dirtrider7 said:
Anybody know of a wheel builder that makes that the Crest/geared DT hub combination?
I am wondering what the pricepoint would be for that wheelset?
Bike29.com built mine up for a little over $800. I had them at my door in a week, and they are soooo nice.
 

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I got 6 crest rims in last week and they are all 360 to 363g. I will be building them up to DT 240's and Industry9 hubs next week.
 

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Hey--your scale is lighter than mine!

Ligero said:
I got 6 crest rims in last week and they are all 360 to 363g. I will be building them up to DT 240's and Industry9 hubs next week.
I got in 8 of them this week, all right at 365 or 366. Laced 4 of them so far and am very, very impressed by the ease with which they balance out. The bead interface/sidewall *looks* much thinner/more anemic than the 355 or Arch. But that's just looks--we'll know in a few months how well they're holding up on the trail.

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Crest 29er

Just got my new Crest 29er/American Classic SS wheels. They're built up with DT Supercomps and alloy nipples. Didn't weigh them but they were SUPER light. Can't weight to ride them.
 

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flafonta said:
Can someone shed some light on engagement of the 240S SS hubs?

I had heard that they have more engagement than the non-SS 240s. Is that true? If not, can you upgrade them to the new engagement "thing"(36pts?)?
The SS hubs use the same 18pt star ratchet as the full-cassette hubs, and they can be updated to use the 36pt star ratchet in the same way. I just did mine.
 
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