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MadFiber wheels: HOLY GUACAMOLE

Old 07-02-11, 02:16 AM
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MadFiber wheels: HOLY GUACAMOLE

has anyone else held a pair of these things, Ive held light wheels but WOW.

i was at my friends bike shop and he pulled them out of the back to show them off. When he put the front wheel in my hand and if felt like a piece of paper.

the spokes even fold onto the hub like paper

anyone own or ride them. Another R-sys on our hands? as I cant imagine these things taking impact well at all, Am I wrong?
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Old 07-02-11, 02:37 AM
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Not cheap! and they require cork brake pads ! Wouldn't want to ride in the rain.......
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Old 07-02-11, 03:09 AM
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Just read the article in the August issue of Bicycling Magazine
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mad-Fi...type=1&theater

https://www.madfiber.com/


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Old 07-02-11, 03:10 AM
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Looks awesome. But what if you step/kick a spoke and snap it? I'm hoping it's repairable at reasonable cost, maybe by Calfee or similar.
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Old 07-02-11, 03:54 AM
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they are sick light wheels, but apparently pretty durable. Way out of my price range though, and I'm too happy with my Cosmic's anyway.
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Originally Posted by rolliepollie View Post
Looks awesome. But what if you step/kick a spoke and snap it? I'm hoping it's repairable at reasonable cost, maybe by Calfee or similar.
On spokes from their website:

"They are also flexible, which is useful because, absent tension, carbon is not an exceptional compression load carrier. If our spokes are momentarily compressed, they simply bend and return like a steel spoke. Flexibility also means our spoke cannot maintain its direction if it strikes something. Our testing shows that anything caught in the wheel will twist our spokes 90degrees, which they are capable of doing without damage. This means that the force is generally absorbed against a broad surface, rather than on the leading edge of the spoke."

Because I believe all marketing.

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Old 07-02-11, 06:47 AM
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Started in May OF 2010. Old news. Read: https://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...hilit=madfiber

seem to be doing just fine
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Old 07-02-11, 08:24 AM
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I've twisted those spokes just like on the video and they felt strong to me. It's weird feeling something so strong in tension yet so flexible.
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See quite a few guys on them in Seattle. A few Cat1/2 guys I spoke to say they really like em. Ive seen people ride cross with them last year without explosive results..... not sure if I am that ballsy though
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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.......
They're really not expensive for what they are.
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Old 07-02-11, 02:17 PM
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They are rather fugly.
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guy had a pair on his Di2 bike on my wed group ride
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Originally Posted by rolliepollie View Post
Looks awesome. But what if you step/kick a spoke and snap it? I'm hoping it's repairable at reasonable cost, maybe by Calfee or similar.
There done...over...cooked. But apparently you can purchase some wheel damage plan..which is ridiculous, because they are pretty much letting you know, if a spoke breaks, they are unrepairable and you get a new wheel.
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Originally Posted by heckler View Post
guy had a pair on his Di2 bike on my wed group ride
What a Schwagasm that would be.
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Old 07-02-11, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
What a Schwagasm that would be.
no kidding
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Old 07-02-11, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by zigmeister View Post
There done...over...cooked. But apparently you can purchase some wheel damage plan..which is ridiculous, because they are pretty much letting you know, if a spoke breaks, they are unrepairable and you get a new wheel.
You gotta pay to play. Same goes for a pair of Lightweights.
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how do they sound?
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how do they sound?
THAT is what's important.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
They're really not expensive for what they are.
They are hyped-up $3000 bicycle wheels. What part of that isn't expensive?
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Originally Posted by BikeWise1 View Post
They are hyped-up $3000 bicycle wheels. What part of that isn't expensive?
Lightweights are far pricier.
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Hideous. I'd take LW over those anyday...and no, these are REALLY light.
https://www.ax-lightness.de/xist4c/we..._dId_2810_.htm

Or you could go with these + PT and still come in lighter than most everything out there...
https://www.ax-lightness.de/xist4c/we..._dId_4810_.htm
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those definitely look like they have zero woosh factor....zero
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Originally Posted by c0lnago View Post
Hideous. I'd take LW over those anyday...and no, these are REALLY light.
https://www.ax-lightness.de/xist4c/we..._dId_2810_.htm

Or you could go with these + PT and still come in lighter than most everything out there...
https://www.ax-lightness.de/xist4c/we..._dId_4810_.htm
Yeah but you're comparing weights of a 20 some mm non aero rim to the Mad fiber at 60-66mm. Each has a different story. One will excell at climbing, the other will help on the flats and be a good climber too.
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Yeah but you're comparing weights of a 20 some mm non aero rim to the Mad fiber at 60-66mm. Each has a different story. One will excell at climbing, the other will help on the flats and be a good climber too.
MF ugly cuts right to the bone...you want it deeper, here you go.
https://www.ax-lightness.de/xist4c/we..._dId_3010_.htm
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like the idea
would luv to ride
certainly no uglier than many of the bikes I see...
takes some gettin used to, but not unmanageable
2 bad they're only sewup... tubeless would be awesome
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