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    50$ wheelset NEW what do you think?

    http://www.flys.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=2065

    anybody used these before? or know about these?

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    There is a saying- if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. For $50 I wouldn't expect much in the way of quality or durability.

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    yeah janky rims, and unsealed hubs.. $50 makes a cheap emergency wheelset.

    and woah, check out their bikes.



    unequal seatstays.. interesting.
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    and an 8lb frame?

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    massive lols were had on that website.

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    I call shenanigans.
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    any wheelset <300 is probably janky imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by das_pyrate View Post
    any wheelset <300 is probably janky imo
    Eh, Formulas to Mavic CXP22's can be had for ~200 and are pretty solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeftech View Post
    Eh, Formulas to Mavic CXP22's can be had for ~200 and are pretty solid.
    Please don't feed the trolls.

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    A company that makes sunglasses making bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    A company that makes sunglasses making bikes?
    well they both have frames...

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    They must make it up in volume. Seriously though, if you spend enough time talking to folks in the industry, they'll tell you their cost on most any item. And I can't imagine being able to even source decent parts for $50. You would have to have the crappiest hoops laced to cheap unsealed hubs with cheap spokes.

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    Longframe is long.

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    hahahaha

    7lb wheelset? 3175 grams in the worst possible place. and here i thought the h+son i just built up was too heavy

    just wheels and frame are about a pound lighter than my road bike complete lulz

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