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    Why shouldn't I buy these wheels?

    Just been looking around for some solid deep V's and these dont look to bad. Surprisingly cheap too. Any reason not to?

    http://www.eighthinch.com/julian.html

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    If you're ok with the weight of them. They're on the heavy side.

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    you can buy actual deep Vs for that price. julians go on sale all the time it seems.
    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...ath=87_172_173
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    ive been happy with the quality of my 48h julians for about 600 miles/2 months, still dead true
    they are indeed boat anchors though
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    6+ lb wheelset...nice

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    For the record, Jullians weigh 1320g front/1384g rear on my scale (5 lbs, 15 oz).

    They're heavy but certainly bombproof.

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    had them on my "commuter" for a while. so heavy. so unbreakable, and i liked the way they looked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    For the record, Jullians weigh 1320g front/1384g rear on my scale (5 lbs, 15 oz).

    They're heavy but certainly bombproof.
    i was referring to Mumokan's 48 spokers - 2860g claimed weight

    they oughta be bombproof...
    Last edited by markaitch; 06-23-12 at 09:38 AM.

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    im using a set of the 32h on my ftp.
    They are a little on the heavy side but definitely feel really solid. I paid $160 shipped for my set on ebay i have been on them for less then a month now but have gone and done some longer rides on them and i have no regrets so far. There laced to formula hubs just like most Velocity deep v's are. i took the decals off my all black set though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoEdgar View Post
    im using a set of the 32h on my ftp.
    They are a little on the heavy side but definitely feel really solid. I paid $160 shipped for my set on ebay i have been on them for less then a month now but have gone and done some longer rides on them and i have no regrets so far. There laced to formula hubs just like most Velocity deep v's are. i took the decals off my all black set though.
    Any suggestions for lighter deep v's? I love the look of the white ones but might be too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
    Any suggestions for lighter deep v's? I love the look of the white ones but might be too heavy.
    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=460
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    800g rim weight on those Julians. Wteff. I have entire wheels that weigh less than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    800g rim weight on those Julians. Wteff. I have entire wheels that weigh less than that.
    with rubber....
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    800g rim weight on those Julians.
    The same weight as B43s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markaitch View Post
    i was referring to Mumokan's 48 spokers - 2860g claimed weight

    they oughta be bombproof...
    my area has some gnarly roads so i was worried about the wheels holding up, now that i know more theyre definitely overkill

    they keep some nice momentum on climbs, its the whole stopping part that sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    my area has some gnarly roads so i was worried about the wheels holding up, now that i know more theyre definitely overkill

    they keep some nice momentum on climbs, its the whole stopping part that sucks
    I can't imagine climbing with those... holy sh*t never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    The same weight as B43s.
    For some reason I've always thought that Julians were rebranded B43s

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    I've looked at those but they aren't as deep as the julians or the b43's which I like more. I just weighed my current front wheel and it weighs like 3.6 pounds. So anything is going to be lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
    For some reason I've always thought that Julians were rebranded B43s
    Nope. Julians have a dedicated brake surface and B43s have a true V profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I can't imagine climbing with those... holy sh*t never.
    Its on a fixed gear, so not much climbing anyways haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
    I've looked at those but they aren't as deep as the julians or the b43's which I like more. I just weighed my current front wheel and it weighs like 3.6 pounds. So anything is going to be lighter.
    3.6 lbs??? Is that including the tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    3.6 lbs??? Is that including the tire?
    I hope so... And I hope he's using tire liners, thorn resistant tubes, and thickslicks...


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    Also, this is a boat anchor:

    It literally weighs 6 pounds. Your wheels literally ​weigh more than a boat anchor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I can't imagine climbing with those... holy sh*t never.
    haha, i try to go into the climb with as much speed as possible is really what i meant by that, climbing from a dead stop with them sucks for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Also, this is a boat anchor:

    It literally weighs 6 pounds. Your wheels literally ​weigh more than a boat anchor.

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