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H PLUS SON TB14 rims?

Old 10-15-13, 10:41 PM
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H PLUS SON TB14 rims?

Anyone running these? What's the verdict? They look light, strong, classic profile...just what I'm looking for.
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Old 10-15-13, 10:47 PM
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The last thing I'd call them is "light".

They're great looking rims though.
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Old 10-15-13, 11:25 PM
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gotta be lighter than formation faces right, im also curious abt these, im building a bike and dont know what rims to put on. lol
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Old 10-15-13, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by bro View Post
gotta be lighter than formation faces right

Uh... Yeah, I guess you are right. The 14mm rim is lighter than a 43mm rim.
Good call.
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Old 10-16-13, 12:00 AM
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Old 10-16-13, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
They look light, strong, classic profile...just what I'm looking for.
They're moderately light for a box section rim. There's better if you're willing to compromise the refined looks of TB14's.
That being said, the pros way outweigh the cons imo, not to mention the H+N valve opening faceplate is way classy.
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Old 10-16-13, 02:27 AM
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490 isnt heavy....
open pros are 435
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Old 10-16-13, 04:26 PM
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I just built mine up and rode 3500 ft climbing over 70 miles.


they secksay.
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Old 10-17-13, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
490 isnt heavy....
open pros are 435
open pros aren't 23mm wide.
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Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
open pros aren't 23mm wide.
Which is precisely why 290g for a 23mm box section rim isn't heavy.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Which is precisely why 290g for a 23mm box section rim isn't heavy.
Relative to other 23mm rims, the TB14 is actually heavy. +30g heavier than their own Archetype offering and +50g more than an A23. The Kinlin XC279 is twice as deep and still lighter. One can argue you can save weight by using a narrower box section Open Pro, well not compared to the Pacenti SL23 which is 26mm deep, 24mm wide while weighing essentially the same. Wider stance, more aero at no weight penalty. **** an Open Pro.

reference: https://fairwheelbikes.com/c/forums/t...3-rim-roundup/
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure I will never care about my rims being 30g "heavier" than something else. The ****ing eyelets and nameplate on TB14s probably weigh close to that, if not more. Not a big deal.

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Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
Relative to other 23mm rims, the TB14 is actually heavy. +30g heavier than their own Archetype offering and +50g more than an A23. The Kinlin XC279 is twice as deep and still lighter. One can argue you can save weight by using a narrower box section Open Pro, well not compared to the Pacenti SL23 which is 26mm deep, 24mm wide while weighing essentially the same. Wider stance, more aero at no weight penalty. **** an Open Pro.

reference: https://fairwheelbikes.com/c/forums/t...3-rim-roundup/
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I just had a wheelset built up with these. I chose them because they resembled Araya 16B's, and I figured the width would possibly be a benefit. I haven't had a chance to put too many miles on them yet, but they seem to ride pretty nicely.

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Old 10-17-13, 05:31 PM
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Lemme know when you guys are fast/light enough where 30g matters.

Its the equivalent of 30 paper clips.

****ing paper clips
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Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
Lemme know when you guys are fast/light enough where 30g matters.

Its the equivalent of 30 paper clips.

****ing paper clips
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Does anyone know how these would stand up on a commuter? I currently have a stock Alex wheelset similar to Velocity Deep Vs on my commuter and they seem to be pretty strong, but I'm curious how a box-style rim would compare to a deeper wheelset in strength and keeping true on roads that can be a bit rough.
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Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
Lemme know when you guys are fast/light enough where 30g matters.

Its the equivalent of 30 paper clips.

****ing paper clips
How much does a solid bowel movement weigh? I need to shed some grams, bro.
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Old 10-17-13, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
How much does a solid bowel movement weigh? I need to shed some grams, bro.
Shave ALL body hair.
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Originally Posted by psesinkclee View Post
Does anyone know how these would stand up on a commuter? I currently have a stock Alex wheelset similar to Velocity Deep Vs on my commuter and they seem to be pretty strong, but I'm curious how a box-style rim would compare to a deeper wheelset in strength and keeping true on roads that can be a bit rough.
I run the tb14 formula wheel set from velomine and they are rock solid, i commute daily on them on ****ty Vegas streets.

You will be pleased with them, looks and reliability without weighing a ton.
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haha i made a thread asking the same question as you a month ago, i decided to get them on velomine, laced with phil woods, love them, smooth as butter, downside is the weight but its not a big deal, maybe cause my steel frame is a bit heavy but i dont care
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this is how mine turned out
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Any idea of how big you can run tires on the TB14s? I don't know much about box rims and I'm thinking about using them on a new build. Maybe jeremy8mn and GENESTARWIND can comment on this one.
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Originally Posted by psesinkclee View Post
Any idea of how big you can run tires on the TB14s? I don't know much about box rims and I'm thinking about using them on a new build. Maybe jeremy8mn and GENESTARWIND can comment on this one.
Probably limited by your bike frame more than the rim. Just a guess, no idea what you're riding.
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