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    Novatec Force Track Wheelset

    Anyone have any information or experience with these?

    http://www.bdopcycling.com/Wheels-FGSS.asp#FORCE

    Seems like a decent price and weight for a 30mm wheelset. I believe they came stock on '09 Fuji Track pros and comps.

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    The weight is very attractive, but they are out of stock (I tried to order them). I emailed the company and got some ridiculous reply saying they would have to special order them for me (something like 45 days) and that shipping to america would take an additional 6 weeks or something. Also their shipping costs $10 more than they say it does. Lame.
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    I think a fellow member on here races with these. They are great wheels, the rims are KinLin rebrands and they are built by good hands.

    Hamish is right though, ordering through BDop could be a little tedious as they are located in Taiwan.

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    i really want novatec to make a bolt on hub. that looks nice. like victoire minus the splined cog. or even with a splined cog, jeez.

    i do want to build a set of kinlins. open pros are so expensive...

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    novatec

    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i really want novatec to make a bolt on hub.


    http://www.novatec.com.tw/novatec/en....php?c1=2&c2=7
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    well slobber my jibblets

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    Now to find a US dealer, haha

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    Actually, it's two coffee cans with a honeydew melon balancing on top. ;)

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    Thanks for the plug but those aren't the bolt-on version that cc was talking about. However, I'm working on getting them because we're going to start doing some wheel builds and those would be a nice option.

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    Man, if you did all-black Kinlin+Novatec wheelbuilds I would throw my money at you. Just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenghiz View Post
    Man, if you did all-black Kinlin+Novatec wheelbuilds I would throw my money at you. Just sayin'.
    Yes. Or did a build kit.
    // yummygooey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Thanks for the plug but those aren't the bolt-on version that cc was talking about. However, I'm working on getting them because we're going to start doing some wheel builds and those would be a nice option.
    You're right, that's what I get for posting right when I wake up...oops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Actually, it's two coffee cans with a honeydew melon balancing on top. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenghiz View Post
    Man, if you did all-black Kinlin+Novatec wheelbuilds I would throw my money at you. Just sayin'.
    Kinlins seem to be pretty tough to get ahold of wholesale without buying a boatload of them.

    edit: I think Angie may have found a distributor. Working on it.


    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Yes. Or did a build kit.
    Wheel build kits are a great idea. DIY!
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 06-02-11 at 05:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Kinlins seem to be pretty tough to get ahold of wholesale without buying a boatload of them.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU

    i'm on ... for a build kit. i love building wheels.

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    i wish i had kinlins):

    I have novatec hubs atleast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish5178 View Post
    The weight is very attractive, but they are out of stock (I tried to order them). I emailed the company and got some ridiculous reply saying they would have to special order them for me (something like 45 days) and that shipping to america would take an additional 6 weeks or something. Also their shipping costs $10 more than they say it does. Lame.
    I'm sorry you felt our reply was ridiculous. Perhaps it wasn't explained well enough.

    We are at the end of the model year. Eurobike and Interbike shows are right around the corner so new models will be released there. After those shows we will be ordering 2012 versions of all wheels.

    We are sold out. Factories do NOT carry inventory. Anything ordered from a factory is built to order. Typical lead times are about 45 days from when we PAY FOR the order until it is delivered to our offices.

    This holds true with any factory.

    The pricing for shipping was posted incorrectly on our site but has since been corrected. Shipping for wheels is 5~7 business days.

    As to the idea of build kits this is certainly possible and something we often suggest to cut shipping by more than half. If you can build your own wheels it is a more cost effective (and fun) way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    A picture, or even a vague description, would help.
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    I have these and yes they came stock on my heavily discounted NOS 09' track pro

    It's being used mainly as a commuter for about 8 months now, day in day out. Very sweet wheels, no complains here.
    res firma mitescere nescit

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrizzle View Post
    accurate portrayal.

    My bad, (and my apologies BDopizzle) I went back and actually read the email again. You said 21 days for shipping, not 6 weeks.

    Next time it would be nice for you to say something like "we're out of these, and don't expect to get anymore in, however we may be getting them next year". I was a little put off by the fact that the wheels were out of stock yet still listed on your site, combined with your offer to sell me something different. It felt a little bit like a bait-and-switch, hence my negativity.

    Apologies again.
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    my non-poser bike?

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    No soup for you !
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Nice!
    // yummygooey

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