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    Rolf Carbon Tandem Wheels with Schwale One Tubless Combo

    I'm thinking about upgrading to Rolf's Carbon Tandem wheels and setting them up with Schwalbe's One tubeless. We are a light team of about 260lbs and therefore use 25mm tires. Anyone have any first hand experience with this set up? I searched the forum and found lots of post on tubeless wheels but not much on Rolf's new Carbon wheelset. Any and all advice is appreciated.
    Safe riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtmather313 View Post
    I'm thinking about upgrading to Rolf's Carbon Tandem wheels and setting them up with Schwalbe's One tubeless. We are a light team of about 260lbs and therefore use 25mm tires. Anyone have any first hand experience with this set up? I searched the forum and found lots of post on tubeless wheels but not much on Rolf's new Carbon wheelset. Any and all advice is appreciated.
    Safe riding!
    I do not have experience with this wheelset, however I tried the Schwalbe ONE tubeless tires on our HED3 wheels and liked the way they felt. The only issue was removal. I had to use a Park metal tire lever to remove the tire when it was time to install a new tire.

    My suggestion is to make sure that you can get the tires on and off using the tools that you carry with you on a ride. In the event of a flat you can remove the tire and install a tube to get you home if the sealant does not repair the hole.

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    DubT. Thanks for the advice.
    Anyone out there have experience with Rolf's carbon tandem wheelset regardless of tire set up.
    Rubber side down!

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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Several, posts on various Rolf wheelsets on this forum with many folks reporting problems.
    However have not seen any on the c/f wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Several, posts on various Rolf wheelsets on this forum with many folks reporting problems.
    However have not seen any on the c/f wheelset.
    Hey Rudy, did I see you and Kay riding today heading eastbound on the Tucson loop trail near Oracle? I (dressed mostly in black) was heading westbound on my single and sort of stared as we passed each other under an overpass.

    My race team gets deals on Rolf gear, so I've been hearing more feedback and training/racing with those (the new models on my single) for a year now. So far, no problems. The rear Vigor Alpha wheel Sapim CX-Ray spokes are making some noises, but all are still tight, no breakage, etc. I've ridden these pretty hard, especially during races, and have had a positive experience. The weight/price/performance of the alloy rim sets is impressive. Although my Vigor Alphas weight a little more than a set of Dura Ace C24 (semi carbon), the Rolfs definitely roll faster than the C24, are better when cornering hard (criteriums) and handle great in cross winds.

    Regarding the 2014 Rolf Wheels:

    Pretty much a redesign, so past wheel issues might not be relevant.

    If the tandem disc wheels perform at all like my single race wheels, that would be impressive. However, IMO there are some design and option availability issues that hamper their "tandem" wheel usage.
    1) limited hub options (QR only - no thru axle, and spacing only for 145 & 160mm). One immediate way to resolve this is to look at their other (non-tandem) disc wheels.
    2) rim width is not wide enough, especially with the carbon rims (internal width is only 15mm, not allowing for optimum air volume). I would like to see both the alloy and carbon rims widths expanded by 3mm.
    Last edited by twocicle; 12-16-14 at 06:28 PM.

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