Not completely. 5.5 pounds for bare wheels, no cassette, tubes, etc. Not horrible, bur not unreal. The real catch is that the spokes have ALOT of open space between them, which invites branches. More spokes on a wheel means better deflection. The other part of that issue is that if you break a spoke, the wheel is junk. No warranty on trail-caused damage, they just discount a replacement purchase.G4VNJ said:so thats the catch then....weight!
How about a plastic/polymer wheel held together with some sort of cord laced and under "tension"?way-no said:they come and go in cycles, about ten years ago the rage was spin and spinergy wheels, ten years before that it was a 26 inch skyway. what next? just get some good hand built wheels.
I don't want to go all nerd but somethings are indestructable ... as for those wheels ... lets try it holding up to a nuke! A little extreme, but I'd like to see how long they could hold up or what it takes to break.singletrackin said:Nothing is indestructible.