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Old 08-19-08, 07:54 PM   #1
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20" carbon wheelsets?

wow, my 1st post
I didn't know you all were here! or even existed!
but anyway, straight to business:
anyone have any links to sweet 20" carbon wheels? tri-spoke, huge rims? bladed spoked, or full carbon discs?
I'm thinking of going totally awol on my latest build!
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Old 08-19-08, 07:58 PM   #2
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I would also like to explore what exists.
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Old 08-19-08, 09:02 PM   #3
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hed used to make some sweet rims ... I will find out if they still make them

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Old 08-19-08, 09:03 PM   #4
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These look nice:

http://www.hedcycling.com/wheels/recumbent.php
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Old 08-19-08, 11:31 PM   #5
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wow, my 1st post
I didn't know you all were here! or even existed!
but anyway, straight to business:
anyone have any links to sweet 20" carbon wheels? tri-spoke, huge rims? bladed spoked, or full carbon discs?
I'm thinking of going totally awol on my latest build!
regards
jon
HED makes a 359,406,451 (and more) sized carbon clincher wheelsets. They use typical HED hubs and bladed spokes. Braking surfaces are aluminium so they are not very light (~1500g range for 406). They cost $1100 a set when I last checked but the price may be increased a bit. Go to HED homepage and check for recumbent wheelsets.

And recently a taiwan maker released carbon trispoke tublar wheelset and full carbon clincher rims (with carbon brake surfaces!) A pair of wheelset costs around 160,000 yen (~$1500).

Finally, dutch recumbent manufactor M5 makes full carbon disc wheelset as well as carbon trispokes for 20" sizes.


What frame are you going to use? I don't think using carbon wheelsets is an acceptable option unless you have a very prestigious frame (e.g. moultons)
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Old 08-20-08, 12:13 AM   #6
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These PZ ones I've seen on a local forum member's modded MU P8

http://www.speedmatrixdepot.com/cata...roducts_id=209

Sweet looking ride.
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Well I've been lurking the folding forums for quite a while now but I have not given back, so here is my first post.

These are the M5 carbon wheels but according to their website,

http://www.m5-ligfietsen.nl/site/EN/...Carbon_wheels/

they are only available in the 451 rim size, which is a little larger than the 406 rim size, if that's what you were looking for.

It'll cost you a pretty penny, I'm sure.
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Old 08-20-08, 02:40 AM   #8
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I have a nice HED on the front of my 70's Raleigh Twenty. 406 size.



It's nice though I daren't leave the bike anywhere with it on...
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