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Old 03-29-11, 06:22 PM
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How do the November wheels compare in stiffness to say Reynolds. Weight doesn't matter as much as stiffness in my opinion. I would rather have a few extra grams but an extremely stiff wheel than a stupid light wheel that's floppy.

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Old 03-30-11, 08:01 AM
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I am really struggling with deciding on a light weight alloy clincher(27-32mm) versus a carbon clincher (38-50) to replace my Ksyrium SLs as everyday training and weekend road race wheels. Still concerned about wet weather braking, rim popping, etc on the carbon as well as the PITA brake changing to use the SL's. Am I over worrying?
How do the 38mm carb clinch compare to stiffness versus my SL's in your opinion? I want at least that stiffness with some weight and aero advantage. Can I have my cake and eat it too?
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Old 03-30-11, 11:02 AM
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What type of stiffness are we talking about? My experience with Ksyrium ES is that they flex laterally pretty easy, i.e. not great lateral stiffness. If I am doing a lot of out of the saddle climbing I actually have to loosen up my rear brake some so they don't rub. Comparatively, I have no such issue with my Dura Ace WH-7850-C24-CL wheelset which I really like. I think the link above agrees with my experience if I am reading the numbers correctly. Hope the CC 38mm don't flex laterally too much.
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November Dave,

Just saw a set of your 38's on a local shop ride last night. It is great to see a local business doing well.
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Thank you for response.

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Good info, November Dave.
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Boy , I am really struggling deciding between the Reynolds Assaults (46mm) Boyd 38 or 50, or November 38s. I weigh 160lbs and mostly road race and between the rolling hills and strong wins in Oklahoma, I am just not sure. I will get a chance to demo the Reynolds hopefully this weekend and that may further help my desicion I hope. This has all been great information. I am demoing a pair of Cosmic SL's now and they are not 1K-1200 worth over existing Ksyrium SL's that came with my bike. Perhaps none of these are and I'm chasing ghosts!
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I just got my november 38mm cc wheels but have not road them yet. A teammate got his set today as well and was able to get out and give them a try. Here is his quote: "New wheels were solid. They spin up fast and keep their speed. It was windy and they were great. They are just as nice as my Reynolds Assaults, if not nicer."

I am waiting for my November frame to try out the wheels then I will be able to compare against my Ksyriums ES and DA 7850 C24.
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Thanks Dave.

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I just ordered the 38mm carbon clinchers last night with the Ti skewers to take the lead rotation from my Kysrium SL's. Can't wait to get these delivered, mounted, and ridden!
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Slightly OT, but what sets your frames apart from other similar products being sold by P-X, Pedal Force, etc.? Seems to be the same thing, no? Not being snarky - am genuinely curious.
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[QUOTE=November Dave;12434391]waltersc - Frigging awesome. Where was it?

Columbia, MD… Tuesday night Race Pace shop ride, a teammate of mine had a set
Like I said nice looking wheels!
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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I have read your website and really like the way you guys present yourselves. I run a small business and we take a similar approach on our website, so I have a natural affinity for someone else who is also following a similar, more personalized approach.

From what you are describing, your approach is indeed similar to what P-X and Pedal Force are doing. As to the relative merits of the different frames, I dont know either, but hopefully, the market should be able to support a few companies providing such products.

Good luck to y'all and hope to see you guys evolve into Yearlong Bicycles soon
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Old 04-12-11, 08:08 PM
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Thanks for the reply November Mike. Any idea what the ETA is on a pair of 38mm carbon clinchers? Thanks again!

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Old 04-14-11, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by November Dave
Really happy to answer questions or provide info but we don't want to be those guys.
Just wanted to say that I loved your "Go, Racing!" blog post. I keep a printed copy at my desk at work - great stuff. The last couple of paragraphs really get to the heart of what it's all about.
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Old 04-14-11, 10:25 AM
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For once my timing appears to be good!

What's the weight adder estimate for the new "Side of Beef" version of the 38s (nice name, btw)? I'm 170, but was thinking about this for the durability/longevity factor, as these are going to have to last through many (many) seasons.

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Old 04-14-11, 12:47 PM
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I'd like to see your 50mm tubular carbon setup maybe using some different hubs and CX Ray spokes to reduce the weight down to the 1300 or sub 1300gm area for that price like some of your competitors are doing.

Nice looking wheel though. You need some better flashy decals IMO.

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Old 04-14-11, 12:50 PM
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^ no they dont. you make things loud to make up for the lack of talent/quality/etc.

the more subtle the better.
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Thanks for the reply. All I meant was "how much more do you estimate the SoB wheels will weigh over the standard build?" I assumed it wouldn't be much but I didn't know if there might have been a significant difference in hub weight as well as just spokes + nipples.

It's not that I beat up wheels or that these would be an everyday all-condition wheelset. It's just a willingness to trade a little more peace of mind and maybe a few more miles of use for 60 grams (and perhaps most importantly, putting off a renegotiation with the wife on another wheelset purchase).

Totally love the graphics as-is, BTW. It's not just price that's attracting me to these.
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Old 04-24-11, 09:38 AM
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Initial report on RFSC 38's

I recieved my 38's Friday afternoon. Unpacked and headed to the shop for mounting, new cassette, and new chain. I put a new pair of Michelin Pro 3 race tires on them (very difficult to mount). I also ordered the Ti skewers which are very nice.





We had a hard ride on Saturday with over 90 miles and 3200 feet of climbing. These are fantastic wheels! They feel stiffer than my Kysrium SL's but plush at the same time. I really noticed a difference out of the saddle climbing. We fought a N to NE 10-20mph wind throught the ride without any issues with the wheelset . We also dealt with some rain which made me hesitate putting on my first set of carbon clinchers (since these will be my everyday wheelset I decided to persevere). I had no problems stopping, even on steep descents. I am very happy with my decision.

The gentlemen at November were prompt and courtious with emails and phone calls and really helped me pick the best wheelset for my needs.

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Just wanna shout out for Mike and Dave. They entertained my ideas and helped me [eventually] decide on getting a staggered 50/58mm tubular wheelset. I piled in on tomorrow's pre-order for a super excellent price point. These guys are top notch.
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So if you are wanting to purchase a complete bike you order in November is that correct? Also when is the estimate time you will have the TT Bike available?

Planning to purchase a November "crit" Bike and being that I am OCD, Ill probably want a TT Bike too lol
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I too want to thank Mike for his help today with my order for incoming 50mm clinchers and Sram cassette. I was about to pull trigger on Boyds but figured I'd take advantage of Preorder from Novemberbicycles and save some money. Figured I can wait. Mike has been excellent at responding to my emails and answering questions. So if any of you are in market for wheels in the Boyd, Williams price range, check these guys out. I will post my impressions on how they perform when I get them.

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Old 10-26-11, 03:06 PM
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My 50/58s (preorder) were just shipped! Pretty excited to get them.
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Originally Posted by Harlan
My 50/58s (preorder) were just shipped! Pretty excited to get them.
Wait wait wait. You just pre-ordered a 58/50 tubular setup and they are already shipping? I ordered the same thing about 2-3 weeks ago. Does this mean they are shipping earlier than the expected February 2012 time frame?
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