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Cole mangnesium wheels, anyone else tried 'em?

Old 11-03-10, 01:08 AM
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Cole mangnesium wheels, anyone else tried 'em?

I went down to my LBS today looking to get a new wheelset, and walked out with a slightly used one. The store owner says that they were a grand brand new and that he only rode them for a month, which surprised me a lot considering that I only paid 350 fro them.
anyways, so far it seems they're definitely the best all around wheels i've ever had. just wondering if anyone else has any experience with them.
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Aren't those the ones with the 140 pound weight limit?
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Only Cole wheels I have experience with are the Cole Rollen's that came on my Kestrel. The rear wheel is the worst wheel I have ever owned, broke 7 spokes on the rear wheel during the very short time that I kept it on the bike. However, the front wheel seems to be fine.
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Originally Posted by Mackers
Aren't those the ones with the 140 pound weight limit?

The lightest wheel in the Cole range, the
Mag features a custom-designed ultralight
magnesium Araya rim. Designed only for
hill-top finishes, without sacrificing the
strength of other lightweight wheels.

RIM: ARAYA® Magnesium ultralight clincher rim
(weight limit 140 lbs, 63.6kg)
HUB: Cole® Shuriken: DSA DS/SS patent-pending
design; T-6 cold forged alloy body, 7075 alloy
3-pawl free hub, Shimano/Campagnolo/Sram
SPOKE: Cole® Double Thread, Double Butted
2.0/1.8/2.0MM Swiss stainless steel
QR: Cole® design forged alloy ends, chromo
hallow shaft
WEIGHT: 1408gr"

Not even that light.

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Originally Posted by wanders
Not even that light.
Nope. My wheels weigh 1375 grams with 28 spokes each, and can easily handle up to 180 lb rider, probably more.
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