So I'm in a shop the other day and all the rage seems to be about the low cost decent quality Chinese carbon rims and wheels.
For grins I clicked on a link that was flashing the low price here on BF and was taken to this site.
So I find the next page which is about the carbon rims.
I take a moment and look. Let's see, no higher spoke counts than 24. But they do offer a 20 spoke count.
253 pounds max rated, tandem is more but the weight bias should not exceed that 253 pound limit.
20 holes x 2 = 40 holes, so why not redrill on my own with ptoper drills for carbon, which I own, and make 40 hole rear rim. Locating the holes is easy, and one $2 drill bushing and tooling material can make a drill bushing fixture to provide exactly the same hole size and alignment for each hole. Also, if the rims oem drilled the spoke beds slightly canted this could be corrected with the drill bushing fixture.
It seems they are probably using quality fibres from Torray, and no doubt learned the engineering.
Any thoughts other than I am crazy to consider this.