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Best Carbon Disc Brake Wheels?

Old 12-21-16, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Completely not true. Disc specific road/cross style carbon clinchers have been in the market for many years now. I have 3-4 seasons on my own in fact. ENVE likes to think they are the first but they are actually usually the last. They make good stuff but they are seldom the first.
Who makes them? I'm genuinely curious. When I looked it seemed like most companies were taking rim brake wheels (sometimes with different decals) and putting them on disc brake hubs.
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Old 12-26-16, 04:33 AM
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Boyd disc brake carbon wheels are disc specific wheels. No brake track and use center lock disc hubs.
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Old 12-26-16, 08:45 AM
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Boyd wheels look pretty cool. $1500 for a wheelset isn't terribly expensive either.
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Old 12-26-16, 02:47 PM
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My NOX rims do not have a brake track and are the slightly older A 36ds (disc-only) that have been replaced now with some new model. I found them to be too wide for my Tarmac and not ideal for 23/25 tires with an internal width of 20.5mm so I put them on my cyclocross bike with 32s. They are excellent rims though- stiff yet just compliant enough to not feel harsh in 24x28 drilling. Some deeper rims may be too stiff. I do not like ENVE rims on mountain bikes since they feel too harsh and stiff and don't react as well as good alloy rims or softer carbon rims on rough turns and terrain till you really start to lower tire pressure more than I like to (I do not like going below 22/24 PSI) in order to compensate. They are probably excellent for road. Like NOX, there may be others who use a disc-specific rim that does not build in a brake track. Check Knight and Boyd and NEXT DEVO. Even the cheap Chinese rims have started to do this.
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Old 12-26-16, 06:44 PM
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Also remember to allow for the changing wheel securing systems for disc wheels. If your current bike is quick release you probably should get hubs that can be converted to thru axle to "future proof" things as much as possible.
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Old 12-27-16, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by gsa103 View Post
https://cyclingtips.com/2016/08/what...sc-road-bikes/

The newer Specialized designs have basically eliminated any aero differences. Flat mount calipers are still accessible for easy maintenance, which is a win compared with many of the hidden brake solutions.
Plus, we're now starting to see disc brakes on tri bikes. These are the same people that are obsessed with aerodynamics. For example: PARLEE Cycles | Introducing the all new TTiR ? the world?s first triathlon bike with Disc brakes!

I get the weight penalty, but to be honest it's minor. I'm not totally buying the 'disc brakes aren't aero' argument anymore though.
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Old 12-28-16, 02:13 PM
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MEILENSTEIN ? Your wheel for maximum toughness and minimum weight
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Old 12-28-16, 02:22 PM
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I just bought these
Are they en route, or do you have them? If the latter, how long did they take to arrive? I'm still waiting on mine.
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Old 12-28-16, 03:00 PM
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Are they en route, or do you have them? If the latter, how long did they take to arrive? I'm still waiting on mine.

I literally received them 22 hours after ordering them. I'm in Canada mind you, and they are stocked about a 4 hour drive from me at the Canadian distributor.

I got DT240s and they came with a free ENVE t-shirt and rugged wheel bag. Still waiting for Pro One tires to arrive...



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Huh. I had the shop order mine Dec 7. They don't have a tracking number yet. Enve says they're having trouble keeping the rims in stock.

Interesting about the shirt and wheel bag. Which shirt was it? I should be getting free SES bars with mine.

I hope you love the **** out of yours!!!
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PS they look great with your frame.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Huh. I had the shop order mine Dec 7. They don't have a tracking number yet. Enve says they're having trouble keeping the rims in stock.

Interesting about the shirt and wheel bag. Which shirt was it? I should be getting free SES bars with mine.

I hope you love the **** out of yours!!!
Thanks!

Mind telling me what you ended up paying for the ARs?

Shirt is this one...


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Old 12-28-16, 03:23 PM
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I paid sticker price ($2,900 in clinchers with DT 240 hubs), but got these for free with them. Technically I've only paid half, the rest is due when they come in.

Bought this shirt separately. It was on sale at the time and I like the design. Was curious if it was what they sent you, guess not.



I'm looking at your wheels, wanting my phone to ring.
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Old 12-28-16, 03:31 PM
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I'm looking at your wheels, wanting my phone to ring.
Here's some more porn while you wait patiently...



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Old 12-29-16, 01:58 PM
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It'll be nice when I can afford $3,000 Enve wheels

I'll post photos of the Dengfu wheels when they come in. Sometimes I regret not spending $250 more and getting the DT-240 hubs, but I'll splash more on my next bike/wheelset. I think starting cheap is the way to go for now.
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Old 12-29-16, 02:10 PM
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Main reason to go with DT 240 hubs is if you want to move the wheels between thru-axle and QR systems.
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Old 12-31-16, 04:43 AM
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I am hoping to upgrade my stock wheelset on my cx bike as this is my main road bike. I plan on getting a set of custom racerim 35mm RIDE Carbon Clinchers disc for my road riding.

RaceRim- Performace Carbon Clinchers Bicycle Wheels
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