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Old 03-08-11, 01:55 PM
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Wheels are here!! woo hoo!!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...7#post12331447

OMg, Sean is the best. I had told him to use the stock stickers, but after seeing a few pics here i told them to change them. Unfortunately, it seemed like it was too late, but he came through and the 2.0s that just arrived have the gray stickers. They look BAD ASS... =O

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Old 03-08-11, 05:30 PM
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Here we go...







So I have a BikesDirect bike with Soul Wheels. Am I the biggest shill ever, or what?

Thanks again Sean for a smooth transaction. I'm definitely beyond excited for my first ride on them tomorrow morning.
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Old 03-08-11, 05:33 PM
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Nike...very nice!
Well executed!
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Old 03-08-11, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by BayAreaUser View Post
Wheels are here!! woo hoo!!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...7#post12331447

OMg, Sean is the best. I had told him to use the stock stickers, but after seeing a few pics here i told them to change them. Unfortunately, it seemed like it was too late, but he came through and the 2.0s that just arrived have the gray stickers. They look BAD ASS... =O
You lucky dog!
Now I want The Gray Stickers Too!
If not, I'm going to hold my breath until I get them!
Hear that Sean?
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Old 03-08-11, 05:43 PM
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How do you stay on that saddle?
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Old 03-08-11, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by teokiatuan View Post
that color scheme is so hot. im thinking about adding more black to the rear of my cr1. it feels too white

What about a white front rim?
I think that would balance it out.
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Old 03-08-11, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by NathanC View Post
How do you stay on that saddle?
You don't. Before you actually ride it anywhere you make sure it's adjusted level. When you're rushing to take pictures of your new saddle/wheels before the sun goes down you set it up like that. =P
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Originally Posted by Nikephoros View Post
You don't. Before you actually ride it anywhere you make sure it's adjusted level. When you're rushing to take pictures of your new saddle/wheels before the sun goes down you set it up like that. =P
Looks sweet. Off topic: how tall are you and what size frame is that?
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Old 03-08-11, 09:45 PM
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Fixed.
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Originally Posted by Steve90068 View Post
Looks sweet. Off topic: how tall are you and what size frame is that?
6'3" and its a 58cm.
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Old 03-08-11, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Nikephoros View Post
6'3" and its a 58cm.
Funny how 6'3" and up folks always get strange looks because of the frame sizes we have to ride.

Very nice ride, btw.
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Old 03-08-11, 10:26 PM
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LOVE those white 4.0's.
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Old 03-09-11, 07:51 PM
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OK so I went on my first ride on the 4.0s today. Upgrading from Akisium Race's was noticeably different. There was a stiff wind today (about 15 mph) and while this could all be in my head it seemed on the flats that with a headwind or tail wind I felt more comfortable. However, while descending with a crosswind gust I did get blown around a bit more than I was used to.

None of these things really have anything to do with these particular wheels, changing to nearly any 40mm wheel from a 28mm wheel would have the same effects. What I will say about these in particular is the extra weight wasn't noticable to me, and the ride was slightly stiffer than I was used to. The stiffness might not be for everyone, and I would suggest carbon wheels if you don't like feeling the road. I only did 40 miles, and I didn't mind the bumps here and there. Ask me again after a century ride and my opinion might change, we'll see.

So far after one day, I couldn't be happier, and the wheels were exactly what I expected them to be.
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Old 03-11-11, 09:55 PM
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My soul s2.0s arrived today, 5 weeks after I ordered them. Something was apparently wrong with the C5.0s, so those are further delayed.

Black with black hubs and nipples, gray decals.
The titanium skewers...feel a little flimsy. I need to experiment with them a little. Used veloplugs instead of rim tape. They are unbelievably light, and the free hub is extremely fast. True out of the box.
They're currently on my Felt AR1, that has no "ultralight" components but weighs 16lbs now. Pretty awesome.

Here is the part where i was going to post pics, but my new dog just stated projectile pooping, so it'll have to wait until tomorow. Bike looks hot though.
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
My soul s2.0s arrived today, 5 weeks after I ordered them. Something was apparently wrong with the C5.0s, so those are further delayed.

Black with black hubs and nipples, gray decals.
The titanium skewers...feel a little flimsy. I need to experiment with them a little. Used veloplugs instead of rim tape. They are unbelievably light, and the free hub is extremely fast. True out of the box.
They're currently on my Felt AR1, that has no "ultralight" components but weighs 16lbs now. Pretty awesome.

Here is the part where i was going to post pics, but my new dog just stated projectile pooping, so it'll have to wait until tomorow. Bike looks hot though.


(of the wheelset...not the poop )

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(of the wheelset...not the poop )
okay, here's the bike, ready for riding tomorrow. and the poop instigator.

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Old 03-11-11, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
okay, here's the bike, ready for riding tomorrow. and the poop instigator.

Okay, "now" let's see the poop pics!
He looks like how I feel when I'm done too.

Seriously, I hope I can get them with gray decals.
They look really nice.

What'd your Felt weigh before the wheel install?

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Old 03-12-11, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
My soul s2.0s arrived today, 5 weeks after I ordered them. Something was apparently wrong with the C5.0s, so those are further delayed.

Black with black hubs and nipples, gray decals.
The titanium skewers...feel a little flimsy. I need to experiment with them a little. Used veloplugs instead of rim tape. They are unbelievably light, and the free hub is extremely fast. True out of the box.
They're currently on my Felt AR1, that has no "ultralight" components but weighs 16lbs now. Pretty awesome.

Here is the part where i was going to post pics, but my new dog just stated projectile pooping, so it'll have to wait until tomorow. Bike looks hot though.
What was wrong with the C5.0's? That makes me worried to hear that something could be wrong.
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Soul won't be filling any orders or answering any emails till March 20th because they're at the Taipei bike show. I'm glad I already placed my order so I should be ahead of any bike show orders they receive
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Old 03-12-11, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
okay, here's the bike, ready for riding tomorrow. and the poop instigator.

LOL, all tired out huh??

Love the Felt & wheels! So tempted to buy new wheels................
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LOL, all tired out huh??
Actually, he looks pooped . . .

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Originally Posted by Crappymonkey View Post
Soul won't be filling any orders or answering any emails till March 20th because they're at the Taipei bike show. I'm glad I already placed my order so I should be ahead of any bike show orders they receive
Sean told me the same. He said it would ship out the week of the 20th.
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Old 03-12-11, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Nikephoros View Post

Oh wow man, those look amazing.. definitely made me make my decision to get the white ones for my Cannondale.. they'll definitely look sick with the black/grey stickers as well thanks again!
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Originally Posted by TerranATG View Post
jks84 the gray decals match well with your color scheme. Hope the 2.0s look as good in gray like those 4.0s.
Thanks! Sean was great with putting different decals on for me.
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Old 03-13-11, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by hodie21 View Post
What was wrong with the C5.0's? That makes me worried to hear that something could be wrong.
Man don't stress. You have never bought a product in which something "could not" go wrong. Every product has defects, weeding them out is quality control. Only difference is that you usually dont hear about it.


Anyway, here are my S2.0s on the BMC I built last night. 19miles this morning, loving the wheels. I highly recommend them.

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