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Old 08-29-10, 05:23 PM   #1
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How much does your Deep V wheel set weight? With tubes and tires?

Hello again folks I was wondering if there is any lightweight wheelsets out there for under $150.00. I purchased some "tec9" deep V's 43mm back in 2009. They are monsters @ 10lbs thats over 5 lbs per wheel with tube and tire. That on my Alum road frame 7lbs means a 23+lb fixie. My girlfriend just got a set of Eighth-inch "Amelias" They hit the scales around 8.5 lbs with tubes and tires. Granted these wheels will probably never need truing anytime soon, is there a compromise out there? How much does a B43 wheel set weigh with tubes and tires? I know they are about 2x's the price are they half the weight? What is heavy for a Deep V wheel set? Anyone have Velutas Deep V's? I was just going to get some box type wheels because they are lighter, can I get some that are just as strong? Any suggestions? I have seen some deals on Ebay and CL what should I jump on? Other than components I think this is the best way to lighten up a bike.
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dude i got a set of b43s they are so light they only way about 3lbs each dude I can do mad sprints plus dude the deep design makes them lightweight and arrow so i can cut through the wind and sprint fixi.
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3 pounds with tubes and tires each? Mad sprints???
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3 pounds with tubes and tires each? Mad sprints???
Yeah..........He gets mad when he's sprinting.
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3 pounds with tubes and tires each? Mad sprints???
my bike gives me all of it.
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Yeah..........He gets mad when he's sprinting.
I've seen it too. You don't wanna be around when he's sprinting!
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3 pounds with tubes and tires each? Mad sprints???
my tyres are 2 lbs
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I've seen it too. You don't wanna be around when he's sprinting!
You just quoted yourself saying that you agree with yourself.

What?!
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they are solid rubber
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I wonder how much ligher you can make your wheelsets if you inflate your tires with helium...
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B43 rims are 770g each. so with spokes, hubs, tubes, and tires i guess it should be around 3~4 lbs.
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Wow I'm missing out then
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B43 rims are 770g each. so with spokes, hubs, tubes, and tires i guess it should be around 3~4 lbs.
no, its about four per at least.
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Thats what I meant. Sorry.
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With tires and tubes? Maybe 2800 grams. Yes, this is a total ballpark number.
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Well thats not that much lighter....
What about regular track wheelsets with shallow V's?
Are they as strong or will I have to true them every other week?
I live in Portland not the best roads if your not on the Bike paths.
Any recommendations under $150 bucks?
Weinmann DP18?
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What about regular track wheelsets with shallow V's?
Are they as strong or will I have to true them every other week?
The strength of wheels and whether or not they remain true has little to do with the depth of rims and lot to do with the quality of the rims and most importantly the quality of build. If you want some quality built wheels for modest prices go here >>> http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...ath=87_172_175
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mavic gel 280's - tubular, but 310g/rim AND theyre 32 hole.

but who wants tubulars, right?

CXP22's are your budget lightweight wheels.
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Do they stress relieve their wheels and all that good stuff?
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The "deep v" hierarchy goes: velocity -> weinmann/alex rim ->vuelta

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B43 rims are 770g each. so with spokes, hubs, tubes, and tires i guess it should be around 3~4 lbs.
Yup and they are stiff as hell. A lighter alternative to a b43 would be the deep double walled H plus son's...
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