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I'm somewhat new to this weight obsession thing. I am trying to figure out the weight of this wheel build. Individual weights are easy enough to figure, but what about the complete build?
Valve stems, nipples, rim strips/tape? I would want to run tubeless. Is Stan's yellow tape enough to seal the Olympic rim? Will regular nipples work, or are they special?

This as you know will be expensive. I just want to get an informed result before I make the decision to commit.

Here is what I'm considering.

Hubs: Dt Swiss 240S 154/273 g = 427 g
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray Spokes X 64 = 278 g
Stan's ZTR Olympic Disc 347/347g = 694 g
DT alloy nipples X 64 = 28 g
Stan's yellow tape 10 g?
Total 1437 g

Would my wheels really weigh less than 1500 g????
 

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fsr1 said:
I'm somewhat new to this weight obsession thing. I am trying to figure out the weight of this wheel build. Individual weights are easy enough to figure, but what about the complete build?
Valve stems, nipples, rim strips/tape? I would want to run tubeless. Is Stan's yellow tape enough to seal the Olympic rim? Will regular nipples work, or are they special?

This as you know will be expensive. I just want to get an informed result before I make the decision to commit.

Here is what I'm considering.

Hubs: Dt Swiss 240S 154/273 g = 427 g
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray Spokes X 64 = 278 g
Stan's ZTR Olympic Disc 347/347g = 694 g
DT alloy nipples X 64 = 28 g
Stan's yellow tape 10 g?
Total 1437 g

Would my wheels really weigh less than 1500 g????
For sealing the rim, I've heard that 3M kapton tape is all you need. www.mcmaster.com is a good source.

For my future wheels, I'm going to use the same rims but with DT Aerolite spokes (similar to CX-Rays) and Tune Disc Hubs. I think you're ok on the nipples.

Since you're going tubeless, you'll need to add the weight of the sealant which weighs about as much as water does. So two fluid ounces of sealant will weigh 2 ounces (57 grams). I think the valve stems are between 2 and 5 grams (don't hold me to that one).
 

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fsr1 said:
I'm somewhat new to this weight obsession thing. I am trying to figure out the weight of this wheel build. Individual weights are easy enough to figure, but what about the complete build?
Valve stems, nipples, rim strips/tape? I would want to run tubeless. Is Stan's yellow tape enough to seal the Olympic rim? Will regular nipples work, or are they special?

This as you know will be expensive. I just want to get an informed result before I make the decision to commit.

Here is what I'm considering.

Hubs: Dt Swiss 240S 154/273 g = 427 g
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray Spokes X 64 = 278 g
Stan's ZTR Olympic Disc 347/347g = 694 g
DT alloy nipples X 64 = 28 g
Stan's yellow tape 10 g?
Total 1437 g

Would my wheels really weigh less than 1500 g????
But let me correct your weights for 240s
Rear hub 32 h 240 g
Front hub 28 h 90 gr
Sapim almost the same as aerolite, 60 spokes 260 gr
DT alloy nipples 60, 19 gr
This is my setup with DT XR 4.1 at 1449 gr + 60 gr for eclipse rimstrip and valve.
With Stan's rims being 145 gr less than DT's you can do your own maths.
Hope this helps.
 

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doccoraje said:
But let me correct your weights for 240s
Rear hub 32 h 240 g
Front hub 28 h 90 gr...
The OP is using disc hubs so his weights are the correct claimed weight (and pretty close to actual).
 

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Yes, tape is all you need if you use a compressor to inflate your tires. Most tapes will be more like 7 grams per wheel. Use short (12 mm) nipples and those will be closer to 22 grams. Valve stems weigh about 7 grams each. You shouldn't count on getting 347 grams rims. I had a few, but most were 349. :) Great rims though. Be careful not to overtension them when you build & they will treat you well. I've found them to be more durable than Mavic X317 so far.
 

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fsr1 said:
I'm somewhat new to this weight obsession thing. I am trying to figure out the weight of this wheel build. Individual weights are easy enough to figure, but what about the complete build?
Valve stems, nipples, rim strips/tape? I would want to run tubeless. Is Stan's yellow tape enough to seal the Olympic rim? Will regular nipples work, or are they special?

This as you know will be expensive. I just want to get an informed result before I make the decision to commit.

Here is what I'm considering.

Hubs: Dt Swiss 240S 154/273 g = 427 g
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray Spokes X 64 = 278 g
Stan's ZTR Olympic Disc 347/347g = 694 g
DT alloy nipples X 64 = 28 g
Stan's yellow tape 10 g?
Total 1437 g

Would my wheels really weigh less than 1500 g????
I just received my wheels which are almost IDENTICAL to what you have listed here. Only difference is I went with the DT revolutions as they were available in the length I wanted, the cxrays not.

Placed them on the scale last night with the stans yellow strip and stans valve stem came out at 1474g. No skewers on. That is a 972g saving over my previous wheels. think I might notice a difference? :D
 

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I just received my wheels which are almost IDENTICAL to what you have listed here. Only difference is I went with the DT revolutions as they were available in the length I wanted, the cxrays not.

Placed them on the scale last night with the stans yellow strip and stans valve stem came out at 1474g. No skewers on. That is a 972g saving over my previous wheels. think I might notice a difference? :D
I too just recently received almost the same wheelset: DT 240s & Stans Olympic ZTR but I have the heavier/sturdier rim tape. Mine came out to 1543 grams. This is a great, light tubeless/disc wheelset. I ordered mine through Dave's Speed Dream who comes very highly recommended. Check out his reviews on this site. I paid $750 including shipping - cheaper, lighter, and sturdier than Mavic Crossmax SLs.
 

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kranest said:
I too just recently received almost the same wheelset: DT 240s & Stans Olympic ZTR but I have the heavier/sturdier rim tape. Mine came out to 1543 grams. This is a great, light tubeless/disc wheelset. I ordered mine through Dave's Speed Dream who comes very highly recommended. Check out his reviews on this site. I paid $750 including shipping - cheaper, lighter, and sturdier than Mavic Crossmax SLs.
What type of spokes do you have?
 

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kranest said:
I too just recently received almost the same wheelset: DT 240s & Stans Olympic ZTR but I have the heavier/sturdier rim tape. Mine came out to 1543 grams. This is a great, light tubeless/disc wheelset. I ordered mine through Dave's Speed Dream who comes very highly recommended. Check out his reviews on this site. I paid $750 including shipping - cheaper, lighter, and sturdier than Mavic Crossmax SLs.
I'm not necessarily saying I'd prefer them but Crossmax SL can be had for ~$550 so your wheelset isn't cheaper but very nice nonetheless. :cool:
 

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006_007 said:
I just received my wheels which are almost IDENTICAL to what you have listed here. Only difference is I went with the DT revolutions as they were available in the length I wanted, the cxrays not.

Placed them on the scale last night with the stans yellow strip and stans valve stem came out at 1474g. No skewers on. That is a 972g saving over my previous wheels. think I might notice a difference? :D
Stans ZTR 355 Black 28 hole rim, DT Hugi 240s Center lock hub, DT Aerolite spokes, alloy nipples, yellow tape & valve stem total 646 GRAMS
 
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