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Old 03-05-15, 08:15 PM
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OMG....Custom wheels delivered, SOOOO heavy!!!!

But I don't care...they are soooo sexy. Specs:

Chris King r45 disc hubs
DT Swiss comp double butted 32 spokes
DT Swiss TK 540 hoops

Weight:

Front: 982 g
Rear: 1087 g

That includes rim tape no discs installed. They look fantastic! I love them. I'm in the middle of my build and waiting on my fork to arrive before the assembly begins, but I'm soooo excited. I know, these wheels are heavy but they should be bulletproof and that's what I was looking for. I thought about getting some machine built wheels but the idea of having a custom wheel built to my specs and wants appealed to me. Sure, I spent mucho $$$ but I don't care, it's what I wanted. It's custom just like the bike that it's going on.

Anyway, just sharing, and here are some pictures:



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Old 03-05-15, 08:17 PM
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They look nice. Can't imagine them being all that heavy. Get the bike built and ride it before something newer and better comes along.

BTW- doesn't CK make black hubs?
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Old 03-05-15, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY
They look nice. Can't imagine them being all that heavy. Get the bike built and ride it before something newer and better comes along.

BTW- doesn't CK make black hubs?
I just weighed them on my kitchen scale and I assume it's correct. So it's what I have. But it doesn't matter . They do make black hubs. They make them in a rainbow of colors, but I wanted the polished hubs. It's going on a titanium Lynskey frame and I have CK polished BB and headset to match. I just wanted the hubs to pop and the other colors will fade over time. These are my "forever" wheels.
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No problem, I was just pulling your leg. Hopefully these will carry you for miles upon miles of joyous riding.

FYI -- Here in Metro NY with out potholed roads, especially this Spring, we don't tend to use Forever and wheels in the same sentence. I'm always a bit envious of dent free rims.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY
No problem, I was just pulling your leg. Hopefully these will carry you for miles upon miles of joyous riding.

FYI -- Here in Metro NY with out potholed roads, especially this Spring, we don't tend to use Forever and wheels in the same sentence. I'm always a bit envious of dent free rims.
I know you were joking, LOL! I'm a light rider -- I'm only 135# wet, LOL. And I ride my bikes down stairs, jump it, etc...and haven't had any issues yet. I'm pretty hard on my bikes so I don't like equipment that breaks easy. One of these days, I'll break something and learn my lesson, LOL.
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What width tyre are you likely to be running on those wheels?
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
What width tyre are you likely to be running on those wheels?
Schwalbe marathon supreme 700x28. I'm running these tires in 32mm on my Giant and love them. Over 600 miles on them and no pinch flats or any issues yet. I'm going 28 because my frame can take up to 30mm without fenders and I'm thinking I may get fenders.
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For the strength and reliability comes a bit of extra weight, but they are still a decent weight compared to many stock wheels. The R45 freehub sounds great, you'll forget about the few extra grams when it sings to you.

got a similar set built, R45 hubs but lighter super comp spokes and the H Plus Son rims, 50g lighter than the DT Swiss TK 540 hoops. Don't do any drops or jumping but still wanted strong reliable wheels. About 1850g with rim tape and great for my 200lbs.
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