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Old 01-01-13, 06:55 PM
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*** Show off your WHEELS! ***

I'll admit that I'm shopping for a new deep section wheelset mainly for how awesome it looks. I'm not ashamed....I'm never going to race my bike and doubt that I'll ever notice the difference those fewer grams makes, or ever really reap the aero benefits the deeper rims afford me.

I only do 30-40mile daily rides up and down hills by myself, so any sub1800g wheelset really will be fine for me.

Here are some cool looking wheels I've found...please post yours!















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Old 01-01-13, 06:57 PM
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you got it just about covered there. I thought you were talking about wheels you actually own. Those aren't all yours I assume, just bike porn pics.



hmmmmm.
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I love the look of carbon rims with white decals. They look sweet when in motion, almost like they're spinning backwards
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
you got it just about covered there. I thought you were talking about wheels you actually own. Those aren't all yours I assume, just bike porn pics.



hmmmmm.
I'm just getting some ideas going as I'm going to try to design/cut some vinyl to make my own decals for a set of wheels.
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I love the look of carbon rims with white decals. They look sweet when in motion, almost like they're spinning backwards
yes! it's pretty cool to see! reminds me of sidewalls of race cars!

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Bukkid nekkid carbon is the best... No stinking, garish and ugly logos. IMHO, companies should be PAYING you to advertise their goods... Just saying!
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Bukkid nekkid carbon is the best... No stinking, garish and ugly logos. IMHO, companies should be PAYING you to advertise their goods... Just saying!
+1.
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The SO's TT bike.

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I'm confused. Just a few days ago in another thread ( http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...g-for-the-buck )you went on and on about how SRAM sucks, its garbage and that your a bike mechanic and see many more failures of SRAM vs. Shimano. Your TT bike is decked out in SRAM red??? Not your bike?? A friend's bike who you were unable to enlighten with your SRAM is garbage mantra?? Hmmmm??


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Originally Posted by SteveFromNY View Post
I'll admit that I'm shopping for a new deep section wheelset mainly for how awesome it looks. I'm not ashamed....I'm never going to race my bike and doubt that I'll ever notice the difference those fewer grams makes, or ever really reap the aero benefits the deeper rims afford me.

I only do 30-40mile daily rides up and down hills by myself, so any sub1800g wheelset really will be fine for me.
My wife picked these up for $499 from Planet X for my Christmas present. I have about 100 miles on them so far and love them.

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that's exactly what I just bought! Got the 60mm ones and at 1800 grams, they're heavy but I don't really race so it's fine with me. nice bike btw.
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My wife picked these up for $499 from Planet X for my Christmas present. I have about 100 miles on them so far and love them.

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what kind of bike is this?
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any more pics of the focus?
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I want this wheel set.....very sharp
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I want this wheel set.....very sharp
same here, I have the same color R3 and the wheels match it so well. I might try to design some PLANET X decals that look like this when the wheels arrive.
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I never tire of seeing pics of lowcel's Timemachine. That thing is hotness defined.
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Originally Posted by SteveFromNY View Post
that's exactly what I just bought! Got the 60mm ones and at 1800 grams, they're heavy but I don't really race so it's fine with me. nice bike btw.
Mine were about exactly the same as the stock Xerolites they replaced. The ride is much better and with thinner tires (23c to replace 25c) and better aerodynamics I can go a tick quicker on my average speed.
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what kind of bike is this?


neil pryde it seems.
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The Enves are gone now and still debating between a couple other wheelsets.
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primo, that ridley is friggin SHARP lookin man!! nice.
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