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Old 07-15-08, 09:48 PM
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IRD Cadence rims

Not the 30mm deep one, but the 390g box rim that IRD does, resembling an Open Pro or DT 1.1: http://www.glorycycles.com/irdcanirim.html

Who owns a pair, how many spokes do you have, what do you use them for (training, racing, both), what kind of terrain do you ride, how much do you weigh and how well do they stay true for you?

I'm in the market to replace my Aeroheads, and after building up a IRD Cadence Aero (Deep V style rim) I'm pretty into IRD's stuff. The rim I built was more true out of the box than Velocity stuff, and built up easy with very even tension throughout. Only concern about the regular Cadence is how they'd stand up to bad roads (I'd be building 32h, handbuilt, doublebutted spokes). Other than that I vastly prefer the road feel of box rims over deep V style ones...
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I have a pair I built radial front, radial non-drive 3 cross drive with Revo's and 7700 Dura Ace hubs. First impressions when building was that they were really soft, fair amount of spoke tension and spoke prep (I usually just build with oil) required to keep them together. After a year the rear is done, eyelets pulling out. As a comparison I have an identical set using Open Pros that are 6 years old and have a couple of seasons of cross on them that are still perfect. I would not build with that rim again.
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I constantly hear the Niobium 30's are a far superior rim to those Cadence rims. Those 30's are used by many builders under many differant names. Williams is one. MG used to build with them, etc.
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give a look to some Ambrosio's.

http://www.ambrosiospa.com/catalog_e...pper&Itemid=57
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Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
Not the 30mm deep one, but the 390g box rim that IRD does, resembling an Open Pro or DT 1.1: http://www.glorycycles.com/irdcanirim.html

Who owns a pair, how many spokes do you have, what do you use them for (training, racing, both), what kind of terrain do you ride, how much do you weigh and how well do they stay true for you?

I'm in the market to replace my Aeroheads, and after building up a IRD Cadence Aero (Deep V style rim) I'm pretty into IRD's stuff. The rim I built was more true out of the box than Velocity stuff, and built up easy with very even tension throughout. Only concern about the regular Cadence is how they'd stand up to bad roads (I'd be building 32h, handbuilt, doublebutted spokes). Other than that I vastly prefer the road feel of box rims over deep V style ones...
I built mine on White Hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. 32hole/3x all the way around. The weigh 1420 grams for the set. They aren't as stiff as some boutique wheels, but they ride damn good. I use them for everything, including our practice crit from time to time. I've trued them once and that was just the touch up about 500 miles after the build.
I recommend them...
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I've build a few set's with Cadence

Not bad, but must never be considered as a strong rim.
A typical 32h kind of rim. When build right, you get a good set.

They will not accept any short-cuts. Must be build with
attention and care. I even had a set on my CX
(back in the clincher days : )
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Well, the reviews seem to be pretty damn mixed on these. I'm just looking to build a lightweight classic style 32h rim, and I weigh around 160-165. I guess I can go the Aerohead route again though...
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