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Light Bicycle Wheelset

Old 07-11-18, 03:08 PM
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Light Bicycle Wheelset

Currently riding a 2015 Domane 4.5 Disc w/ Bontrager Standard wheelset and T1 Tires. Looking into getting a lighter carbon tubular wheelset without breaking the bank.

Does anyone have experience with Light Bicycle? They seem pretty good but not much out there on them for road bikes?

Other suggestions/criticism are welcome. Thanks!

Here is the pricing I got from them:
The price for the WRU35T02 wheelset with following specs is USD944/pair.
-rims: RRU55T02, tubular, 25mm wide, 55mm deep, UD matte front 24H/rear 24H, no brake surface(for disc), with stealth decal
-hubs: black, DT SWISS 240s, front 15*100mm/rear 12*142mm, center lock, straight pull, Shimano Road 11s, 18T
-spokes: black, blade, Sapim CX-RAY
-nipples: black, alloy, Sapim Polyax
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Old 07-11-18, 03:21 PM
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Are you aware of how much a pain it is to glue tubular tires??
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I had planned on using tub tape, that's another topic though .
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Tubulars aren't a pain to glue after you do it once or twice, it's easy but he may now know those are tubulars.

$675 with the discount code 25Now.

CXDPro Carbon D400 Gravel/CX/Road 700c Tubeless Clincher disc
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Light Bicycle seems to be one the more (most?) reputable open mold rim manufacturers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them. The more pressing questions are, why tubular and doesn't a 55mm rim depth on a non-aero bike seem a bit overkill? I feel like a 45mm or 35mm rim would be a bit more suitable.
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Originally Posted by therealshoe View Post
I had planned on using tub tape, that's another topic though .
You can use tape, but be aware this is still a medium-size hassle compared to clinchers. Might not be a deal-breaker but be sure you know what you are getting yourself into. If you don't have experience with tubulars/sewups you may want to watch some youtube videos so you are aware.

I personally used tubulars back in the day (1980's) but the modern clinchers are nearly as good and so much less hassle to mount. If I had a team mechanic, of course I would swear by tubulars as they do offer a fantastic ride and as you know, lighter rims.
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Originally Posted by jch3n View Post
Light Bicycle seems to be one the more (most?) reputable open mold rim manufacturers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them. The more pressing questions are, why tubular and doesn't a 55mm rim depth on a non-aero bike seem a bit overkill? I feel like a 45mm or 35mm rim would be a bit more suitable.
Makes sense - I am open to go smaller. Maybe I will go 45mm? I like the look of the dish :/
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
You can use tape, but be aware this is still a medium-size hassle compared to clinchers. Might not be a deal-breaker but be sure you know what you are getting yourself into. If you don't have experience with tubulars/sewups you may want to watch some youtube videos so you are aware.

I personally used tubulars back in the day (1980's) but the modern clinchers are nearly as good and so much less hassle to mount. If I had a team mechanic, of course I would swear by tubulars as they do offer a fantastic ride and as you know, lighter rims.
Well thank you for at least looking out. I watched a few videos - I wasn't too thrown off by the process. I feel like I can justify with weight/ride.
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Bulit a few sets of wheels using LB rims. 35mm for my wife's Domane 6. Used 45mm on other road builds, all clincher's. Been holding up well for a few years now. Also built a few sets LB rims for mtn bikes. All going strong.
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Originally Posted by stevoo View Post
Bulit a few sets of wheels using LB rims. 35mm for my wife's Domane 6. Used 45mm on other road builds, all clincher's. Been holding up well for a few years now. Also built a few sets LB rims for mtn bikes. All going strong.
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Sounds good - I was going through pictures and have decided on 35mm for my Domane - I feel it just looks the most natural.

Thanks for the input.
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