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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 at 17:29 Quote
i have built up two sets of alloy wheels now and both sets, one for trail and one for a DH bike, have been lighter than enves weight for there wheels. my alloy rims seem to be about 30 to 40 grams lighter. isn't part of the carbon rim appeal a weight savings? i guess they are just so overbuilt to try and withstand the abuse the will face and are thus heavier but obviously they can still break.
just me thinking aloud but it caught me as interesting.

Posted: Apr 13, 2019 at 17:45 Quote
bike2850 wrote:
i have built up two sets of alloy wheels now and both sets, one for trail and one for a DH bike, have been lighter than enves weight for there wheels. my alloy rims seem to be about 30 to 40 grams lighter. isn't part of the carbon rim appeal a weight savings? i guess they are just so overbuilt to try and withstand the abuse the will face and are thus heavier but obviously they can still break.
just me thinking aloud but it caught me as interesting.

are the weight savings from the rims, or are you using different hubs/spokes etc. edit, never mind, just re read..

lighter weight is partly the appeal, but mainly its strength/stiffness for a given weight, or lighter for given strength or weight.

eg santa cruz rims aren't that light, but you've seen what it takes to break them... (if you haven't google danny mcaskill riding up and down stairs with no tyre...)


 
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