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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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    jon

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    +1

    I would also like to explore what exists.
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    hed used to make some sweet rims ... I will find out if they still make them

    thor

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinmantis View Post
    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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    These PZ ones I've seen on a local forum member's modded MU P8

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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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    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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