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MadFiber wheels: HOLY GUACAMOLE

Old 07-02-11, 08:04 PM
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These wheels are amazing. A lot of CX guys have been punishing them for a couple seasons and they just take it. I'd love to have a set.
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Old 07-03-11, 05:17 AM
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I'm not sure if any wheeels in this price range are worth it, but wheels like LW, Lew or Reynolds RXR are the only direct competitors of the Madfibers and they all cost a lot more. Also, if anyone knows a thing or two about bike wheels, it's Ric Hjertberg.

Lastly, the guy is one hell of a salesman. Here's a video of him talking about the wheels. I swear by the end of this, I was thinking that $2600 wheels sound perfectly reasonable, indeed necessary. The way he describes the engineering of the wheels makes a lot of common sense (not sure if any of it makes any real sense, though...)

https://youtu.be/g9pjSP97PNc

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Old 07-03-11, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexZ View Post
Not cheap! and they require cork brake pads ! Wouldn't want to ride in the rain.......
I had a pair of Madfiber wheels in my shop. The customer needed his tires glued on. I didn't weigh them though. I wish I would have weighed them but I'm sure the customer will be back.

I think the graphics are a little um...too much. The new Enve 6.7's are so nice and discrete and more in line with my taste. I have recently taken the decals off of my Zipp's and gone blank.

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Old 07-03-11, 03:59 PM
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Putting ax lightness wheels in here is just wrong- on so many levels. Main reason being when they fail, you'll be lucky if they EVER respond to you, and if they do, you'll be shipping them to Germany and after 2months they'll tell you it was your fault, no warranty and they are arrogant as he'll about it.
The only product of theirs I'll put on my bike is a saddle.
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Old 07-03-11, 08:31 PM
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for a fraction of the price, go with reyonlds; https://www.reynoldscycling.com/index...m&p_itm_pk=594
they're not as aero, but for climbing, they're weight is right there...pretty much 5 mph whenever you need it.
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MadFiber wheels are in a different class from Reynolds, Zipp, and Enve/Edge. The others more or less stick to conventional wheel building. MadFiber reinvented the wheel. They threw out conventional ideas behind wheel building and reinvented a wheel engineered to carbon fibers strengths. The results is a thousand gram wheelset that is stronger than a lot of aluminum clinchers. If I had the scratch I'd buy a set in a heartbeat over Zipp, Reynolds, and anybody else.
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Oh, and they sounds pretty cool
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