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$1900 each? I値l take 2

Old 11-07-18, 04:39 PM
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$1900 each? I値l take 2

Who is buying these?

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/c...CUS_PV_DPA_CAR
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I can think of one person. HINT.
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Old 11-07-18, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post

I can think of one person. HINT.
we are probably thinking about the same person, but I don’t want to troll

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Wow, I hope they make the bike fly
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For the price of a bike, you too can have a pulley.
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I know it seems steep, but it痴 not just pulleys, it痴 the whole system.
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I can think of one person. HINT.
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If I'd won that 1.6 billion dollar Magamillions, I'd consider it.
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Would that be compatible with my Claris?
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Arguably the most marginal of gains. So marginal, perhaps unquantifiable.

But remember: as the wheels are 3D printed, those spokes are hollow. THE GRAMS SAVED

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I agree, reduced friction and better chain angle, but it痴 not 2k worth of improvement...as stated marginal. Better wheels would be a far better ROI.
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And it's gone
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Yeah, I must be late to the party. "Small parts"?
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Yeah, I must be late to the party. "Small parts"?
https://www.ceramicspeed.com/en/spor...mano-91008000/
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What a bunch of malarkey!
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
I agree, reduced friction and better chain angle, but it痴 not 2k worth of improvement...as stated marginal. Better wheels would be a far better ROI.
I am sure whoever bought these already has "better wheels".
Probably LIGHTWEIGHT MILLENSTEIN or similar.
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And it's gone
The $599 version is still available .. for those on a tight budget.
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Hmm. Reminds me of the hype around some of those $20,000 audiophile speaker cables.
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I am sure whoever bought these already has "better wheels".
Probably LIGHTWEIGHT MILLENSTEIN or similar.
......true
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If they throw in beef peddles I'll buy one.
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I'll bet you can reduce your power output by 0.0000000000000000000000002 watts.
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But what about the weight penalty? It seems that getting the larger diameter pulleys up to speed would sap some acceleration! Remember, no mass is more important than rotating mass!
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I think the larger pulley wheels are designed to provide less extreme chain angles. So the theory is the chain is more efficient as it rotates through the rear derailleur. The longer arm on the system is supposed to do the same thing for the rear cog....less extreme angle. The wheel in this case (printed in titanium and hollow) is supposed to be lighter, and of course the ceramic bearings are super smooth.

but at 2K, I'm getting another bike or something!

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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Hmm. Reminds me of the hype around some of those $20,000 audiophile speaker cables.
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Not just speaker cables, but interconnects and power cables too. Some people have a lot more money than sense.
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