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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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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    3 pounds with tubes and tires each? Mad sprints???
    Yeah..........He gets mad when he's sprinting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    3 pounds with tubes and tires each? Mad sprints???
    my bike gives me all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tek336 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    3 pounds with tubes and tires each? Mad sprints???
    my tyres are 2 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tek336 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    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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    Velomine FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Velomine FTW
    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

    Pictures = google images

    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    they are solid rubber
    Must suck if you skid....

    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
    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...
    Last edited by Leukybear; 08-29-10 at 08:46 PM.

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