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Old 08-17-18, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by str8jakett View Post
My bikes would be in my bed too if the wife would allow it. The dog, however, looks pretty annoyed.

Oh and that Merida is hot @sally552!! What handlebar is that?
I like my bike but I would never put it on anything I sleep on.

Is that truck nuts on the merida?
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Old 08-17-18, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by logical View Post
Is that truck nuts on the merida?
I've been wondering about that, too. The photo also appears on the ICAN site under customer's shared photos (and Amazon Japan, too ). Strangely, there are two other Merida Reactos in that shared photo section, both with the same wheels and both with some kind of ornamentation hanging from the saddle.



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Looks to be ornaments of some kind. Probably a fad over there to have some kind of ornament/anime character hanging from the saddle.
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I have these Ican wheels for about 3 years now, and had put more than 5000 miles on them. When they were new, I had a few broken spokes (good thing they sent spare spokes, if you buy wheels don't forget to ask some) but wheels are stable for more than 2 years.

Also my frame is Ican. When it arrived I saw some weird grooves in the fork. Got in contact with them (Bella is very responsive), and they replaced the fork without many questions. I had to pay for shipping the fork, but got a refund. Overall I'm happy with them.

I'm 6'4" and 265 lb, am using 50mm wheels.
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Father's Day 2019, a few days early

The wife asked me if there was anything I wanted for Father's Day this year, so I thought about non-essentials I wouldn't buy for myself, and rather quickly arrived at carbon wheels. I was a carbon holdout for years-- didn't want a CF frame or fork, then ended up with a Cervelo R3 at the end of 2017. I went from Ultegra 6800 wheels to some Ventus Series (Kinlin XR31) from ProWheelBuilder.com, each set almost perfectly splitting the ~9,000 miles on the bike. I looked at Light Bicycle, and came around to ICAN-- partly due to impatience (I would have gotten a set from LB around this time in July, most likely) and partly due to the convenience and security of just buying the wheels off of Amazon. The decision was done when the two cart totals for wheels + stems + tubeless tape + brake pads at both LB and Amazon were within 1 dollar. I opted for the ICAN FL50, a modest step up from my 31mm deep alloy wheels-- and nearly the same internal width, 18.4mm for the FL50, and 19mm for the Kinlins.

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Packed well, rims were clean and in excellent shape. Included some open-cam skewers, they went straight into the parts bucket. Cleaned the beds with denatured alcohol, and applied two layers of WTB 21mm tubeless tape. Tape went in easily and with no fuss. First time I've had to tape a set of wheels in probably 2 years, so I was happy to get it right on the first try. Went with 80mm Velotubes stems, I have Velotubes in like... 5 sets of wheels now? My go-to stem. The FL50 come with Sapim CX-Aero spokes and Novatec hubs. Factory listed weight is 650g F / 820g R, 1,470g for the set. My pictured weight is ready for tires, with two layers of tape and the valves installed. As you can see, 668g F, 845g R, 1,513g for the pair.




Mounted up a brand new pair of my everyday tires, Giant Gavia AC1 700x25. They went on VERY easily. I had to use my leather gloves to roll about the last 6" of bead on, but no tools or cursing required. I seat with a compressor, both tires seated to the bead on the first blast of air. Put 40ml of Orange Seal into each tire and aired them to 90psi. Both tires mounted to 26.5mm at that pressure. After sitting overnight, they both dropped to 75-77psi, typical of a freshly seated tubeless that hasn't been ridden on. I re-aired them to 90psi F/R and took them out for a shakedown ride this morning, a flattish 67 miles with 2,300ft of vertical, with about 20 miles of it on the SART, so I would have some time and space to just chug along and see how they felt at speed.

Had the usual pops and creaks for the first few minutes, but they settled right in. They sure do have that weird whooshy hum of a carbon wheel, and braking sounds like a distant vacuum cleaner, but these are just things to get used to. Speaking of braking, it's not nearly as bad as I feared it would be. Yes, more hand pressure required than KoolStop Salmon on alloy, but braking-- in the very dry 100º SoCal summer-- was at the very least acceptable. Cruising along they're very nice. Nice enough to be noticeable. I thought they might be a little more abrupt or unforgiving, but that wasn't the case. They felt good.

I will continue to report as the miles go by-- I should put another ~2,500 on them by the end of the year. It's a whole mess of carbon up in here now.


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but but but but ... the aero bars?!

look nice, ride nice, welcome to the cccc!






Chinese Carbon Clincher Club. Something Foo should have come up with by now.
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Haven't seen that paint job before. It's distinctive. Better than a lot of the bikes they make. (I don't dislike the one on my C3, but I've never been in love with it either. Some of their tri bikes are hideous.) The wheels look great on that bike.

Is that a toolkit behind your crank?
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Haven't seen that paint job before. It's distinctive. Better than a lot of the bikes they make. (I don't dislike the one on my C3, but I've never been in love with it either. Some of their tri bikes are hideous.) The wheels look great on that bike.

Is that a toolkit behind your crank?
Cervelo did the black/white matte for two years, I think, 2016 and 2017. The matte is fiercely annoying. All of the gold on mine is $10 worth of vinyl from the JoAnn crafts and an hour with the wife's Cricut. The stock bike was way too vanilla.

Behind the crank, yeah, it's a little Castelli saddlebag with the straps cut off, mounted to a Wolftooth B-RAD. I run a similar setup on my other bike as well.
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Ican fl40

Have had my ICAN FL40 wheels for a few months now.

No complaints here. On one of my first rides I was with a group of 40-45 riders going down a hill at 30mph when a group of deer ran through the middle of us. I hit the last one and went over the handlebars and I am told the bike flipped after hitting the half grown deer head on. Got a scuff on the seat and on the shifter. The front wheels when out of true and was fixed the next week in 15 secs at the LBS. I have been riding them for two months since then and love them.
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