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Kai
 Kai
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There seem to be a number of cheap (I.e. less than £1k) carbon wheel wheel options around.

Not sure I'd be keen to risk money on a set of Chinese eBay specials, but there seem to be some good reports elsewhere on them and Superstar also have a set now for £699.

Anyone here have experience of these?

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Posted : 16/02/2013 6:45 pm
Duggie
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The Superstar ones are pretty narrow (17mm) internal which put me off but they have wider ones due out soon.

Heard a lot of good things about the fleabay rims so may take a punt and build a set up. There is a huge thread over on MTBR about them and a lot of happy users.

Sent from my GT-I9100

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Posted : 16/02/2013 9:15 pm
Trauty
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isnt superstar offering 50% discount when the rim breaks also? (+ free rebuild????)
that new wider carbon rim could be possibly great..

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Posted : 16/02/2013 10:10 pm
Duggie
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SS builds are a bit crap though, may have got a set of 'Friday afternoon' wheels but mine needed a bit of work on them out the box.

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Posted : 16/02/2013 10:13 pm
Trauty
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they say that rims are made in same factory as other carbon brands - by same people basically

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Posted : 16/02/2013 10:15 pm
Duggie
(@duggie)
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May be a good rim but a bad build makes for a weak wheel.

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Posted : 16/02/2013 10:20 pm
Trauty
(@trauty)
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when building a carbon rim wheel , is it a lot harder to make it right ?

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Posted : 16/02/2013 10:33 pm
Duggie
(@duggie)
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Shouldnt be any harder to build them.

Sent from my GT-I9100

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Posted : 16/02/2013 11:45 pm
steviesorefingers
(@steviesorefingers)
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CHEAP carbon wheels, are you MAD

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Posted : 17/02/2013 8:09 pm
steveo
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Check this out :think:

http://ride.io/forum/index.php/topic,269598.0.html

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Posted : 17/02/2013 9:06 pm
Fadgadget
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For what its worth, i had a pair of "roval" carbon wheels and the differences between ( lets say hope pro's on mavic rims ) were a slightly more compliant ride over rougher ground..with a teensy weensy increase in cornering stiffness.
Acceleration is also slightly enhanced, although the subtle differences over the hopes come at a price that i would not be prepared to pay again.
The rear rim cracked between three spoke holes when it caught a drainage channel, so not sure if an alloy one would have fared any better.

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Posted : 17/02/2013 9:56 pm
Duggie
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@steviesorefingers wrote:

CHEAP carbon wheels, are you MAD

Cheap is relative, the Chinese ebay ones are £120 a rim so double the price of a Stans!!

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Posted : 17/02/2013 10:05 pm
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