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48USD 50mm Carbon Rims?

Old 09-10-19, 03:24 AM
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48USD 50mm Carbon Rims?

48USD 50mm Carbon Rims? How ridiculous is this? and 163USD for a Whole Wheelset laced with a Novatec Fixed Gear Hubs.

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Old 09-10-19, 07:05 AM
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And you need 50mm carbon rims on your fixed gear because?
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
And you need 50mm carbon rims on your fixed gear because?
Could be a trackie. Never know.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
And you need 50mm carbon rims on your fixed gear because?
For the same reason anyone puts deep wheels on any bike.

Going to deep wheels on my fixed gear increased my average speed by at least 1 MPH over 30 miles.

Mine aren't even as deep as the 50's the OP is looking at.



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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
And you need 50mm carbon rims on your fixed gear because?
And people need to justify their choices to internet strangers because?
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Linky?
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
48USD 50mm Carbon Rims? How ridiculous is this? and 163USD for a Whole Wheelset laced with a Novatec Fixed Gear Hubs.

Where might these be sold?
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
And people need to justify their choices to internet strangers because?
Because justifying a choice is justifying a choice. If you choose to answer, it could well prompt you to think about it more. And the ensuing discussion could be enlightening to observers.

There's a whole lot of rehashed meh in threads arguing about disc brakes, but also the occasional fresh thought.
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
And people need to justify their choices to internet strangers because?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Exactly!! Was thinking the same thing. Most folks wonder the same of us paying more than Walmart prices for a bicycle, yet...
Buy as much happiness as you can afford.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
And you need 50mm carbon rims on your fixed gear because?
For crits. But when i was in the store because my wheelset is being aligned, i saw this joke.
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
Could be a trackie. Never know.
Yep, me trackie boi
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
For the same reason anyone puts deep wheels on any bike.

Going to deep wheels on my fixed gear increased my average speed by at least 1 MPH over 30 miles.

Mine aren't even as deep as the 50's the OP is looking at.



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Marginal gainz hahaha
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Where might these be sold?
some shop here in the Philippines
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Linky?
sorry mate, no link :<
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
And people need to justify their choices to internet strangers because?
But its scientifically proven that deep wheels offers a advantage
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i just posted this Topic because i find it funny that, there is a Carbon rim that cost only 50USD like bruh, this is like a death sentence. Or if trued correctly, a speed weapon?
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
i just posted this Topic because i find it funny that, there is a Carbon rim that cost only 50USD like bruh, this is like a death sentence. Or if trued correctly, a speed weapon?
How good is your dental insurance?

Seriously....these are 50% the price of even no-name no-warranty no-safety AliExpress wheels
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
i just posted this Topic because i find it funny that, there is a Carbon rim that cost only 50USD like bruh, this is like a death sentence. Or if trued correctly, a speed weapon?
But I heard wheels are only dangerous if they have rotors.

I'm with you, though. There's no way.
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i just posted this Topic because i find it funny that, there is a Carbon rim that cost only 50USD like bruh, this is like a death sentence. Or if trued correctly, a speed weapon?
I laughed at this one. Keep us informed if you're still alive after a few rides.
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Marginal gainz hahaha


Thanks for this great thread.
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Originally Posted by SuperPershing View Post
For crits. But when i was in the store because my wheelset is being aligned, i saw this joke.
That's why I asked. I wasn't judging. I figured that you must've had a reason to go that way. Good on 'ya.
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If the wheels survive being tensioned during building, and the brake tracks can take say, 140 psi in the tyre, they should survive being used, since normal loads on a wheel only reduce spoke tension, counterintuitive as that may be.

I say given the price, it's worth trying them out. Go bunny hop a few kerbs, smash em over some potholes, and if they're still in one piece I'd say you're good to go.

Toseek carbon bars can be had for like 30usd delivered, weigh 220ish g, and the three I bought survived my QC. Don't knock the cheap Chinese carbon till you try it. Just bear in mind the QC is up to you.
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Marginal gainz hahaha
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some shop here in the Philippines
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sorry mate, no link :<
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But its scientifically proven that deep wheels offers a advantage
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i just posted this Topic because i find it funny that, there is a Carbon rim that cost only 50USD like bruh, this is like a death sentence. Or if trued correctly, a speed weapon?
fyi, the 'multiquote' button is your friend.

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I wouldn't ride on carbon rims if you gave them to me.
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