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    Stans NoTubes Alpha 340

    Greetings everyone. Anybody ride these? Opinions? Thanks!
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    I've got a set on my cross bike.

    They are pretty light and fairly solid as they've held up to my use in cross. In my last race, I crashed pretty spectacularly, and I thought the front wheel would have been damaged or at least knocked out of true, but it was fine.

    I was looking at disc brake versions of Stan's wheels for my wife's cross bike.

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    A good all-rounder, not very aero, nor is it the stiffest but for us non-sprinters, it's not an issue. They could be very light if built up with the right bits (in 1300g range). Tubeless is a bonus and I always run them that way with no pinch flats so far. It may have some weight limit, but I am not sure. It was never an issue for me.

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    I've got about 2,000 problem free miles on mine. I weigh 185 lbs. I've hit some potholes and they are still true. Mine were custom built with Sapim Xray spokes 24/28 and with FRM hubs. Never could find out much info on those particular hubs but I haven't had any problems with them; made in Italy I'm thinking. The pair came in at 1335 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    I read the review, anybody know how to differentiate between the version 1 and version 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitemax View Post
    I read the review, anybody know how to differentiate between the version 1 and version 2?
    I have a set of Alpha 340s. The rear wheel began to crack at about 15k miles, and was replaced for free with a version 2 hoop. The version 2 hoop is fine after 15k miles. The front version 1 hoop is fine after 30k miles of use. I weigh 170lbs, and I'm fine with the stiffness of the hoops, and love the added width.

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    I have a few thousand miles on mine laced with X-rays to a DA front and PT rear. I just recently had to go through my first tire change. I have been using tubeless off road for years and I was fully anticipating frustration. Scwable Ones went on by hand, pumped with a regular pump to seal the first time (no soapy water solution used), and I even managed to transfer a lot of the Orange Seal from the old front to the new front. It was very,very easy.

    I am sold on tubeless and have had zero issues with these so far. Absolutely a daily rider and weekend racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitemax View Post
    I read the review, anybody know how to differentiate between the version 1 and version 2?
    Like to know as well. I'd be using 25mm clinchers with the rims. There have been reports of tires coming off of these rims. Risk I'll have to take I guess.

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    My riding buddy runs them with tubes and is very happy with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeego View Post
    Like to know as well. I'd be using 25mm clinchers with the rims. There have been reports of tires coming off of these rims. Risk I'll have to take I guess.
    When mounting tires you need to be careful to make sure they are properly seated onto the bead, but I've never had one blow off while riding. The difference between version 1&2 is the thickness at the nipple holes. Version 1 was prone to cracking, but I've had no problems with version 2.

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