darkelf921 wrote:Well, I've taken the plunge and ordered a set. I'm a bit nervous about having ordered them from overseas and whether I've got the right hubs etc but I guess I'll see soon enough
What hubs did you order?
What hubs did you order?
I purchased the Edhub Black hubs. Unfortunately I know very little about hubs so I hope they're okay.
I'll post a review (including weight, etc) once I get them. I'm going to get someone to look them over for me before I fit them.
As an FYI they cost $654 including shipping.
Edhubs are good, no worries there. The Swiss DT 240s hubs are probably better, but not worth the extra $300+.
We all look forward to your review! Just for reference, what wheels are you replacing?
what email addresses and how long ago?
try this email of Smart's
Through their website. I viewed the product and ordered it through their online shop.
I've just received my wheels. They took 7 days from ordering online to get to my PO Box. I'm impressed.
I took them down to my LBS to get rim tape put on them and a new cassette. My current one is about 5000kms old so I treated myself to a new one.
They weighed the wheels for me, the bubble wrap was still on. The front wheel weighed 665 grams and the rear wheel weighed 825 grams. Remember, this is with the bubble wrapping still on and the hubs in. So their estimate of 1440 grams for both is pretty accurate.
I should be picking the wheels up this afternoon and riding them tomorrow.
I hope that helps.
This is Smart. How are you?
DT swiss 240s hubs are better and price are higher.
Would you please list your wheels specifications? I'd like work out the cost for you to reference accordingly.
We all look forward to hearing about them. Can you tell us what your old wheels were, (brand, model, weight etc) so we can get an idea of what we are comparing with the new wheels.
I had Mavic Aksium wheels. The new wheels feel amazing. I had a poor day with the rear dérailleur needing an adjustment afterward as the chain kept skipping on the cassette. The Garmin decided to keep auto pausing as the spoke magnet had slipped out slightly. Then I lost my GoPro do to a mount snapping. So I wasn't in a good mood at all during this ride. Yet somehow, with all of this happening (including rain) I noticed a huge difference between my previous wheels and hubs and my new ones.
I would happily suggest anyone thinking about looking at these wheels to go for it. The Edhubs are great hubs as well.
I'm hoping for a better ride tomorrow but the rain looks like it has really set in for the next few days at least.
This is Smart again.I'd like to discuss the rear hub that 2:1(16holes in driving side,8holes in nor-driving side).Normal rear hub is 12holes in driving side,12holes in nor-driving side.
Many riders like 2:1hubs in rear. Because this rear hub can blance the spoke tension in both side of rear.And make it better in truning around when riding.
Above is my personal idea,It is my appreciate to learn more...
Triplet racing has both benefits and drawbacks. Lateral stiffness suffers because half the NDS spokes are missing, but if you increase the NDS flange length (which negates the tension balance) you can compensate for this loss of stiffness. Also, if you break a NDS spoke on the road, I doubt you'll be able to ride home.
I personally prefer to use light titanium spokes (generally 1/2 the weight of steel ones) to get the same weight loss, without sacrificing the peace of mind of breaking a NDS spoke.
I'm selling/swapping my Giant Defy Advanced see here
I thought I would post an update on these wheels. They are fantastic and I am really happy with them. I have about 2000kms on them now. The rear wheel needed to be trued a little. I got the LBS to examine them while they were doing it. They were impressed. I am about 90 - 95 kgs. So I was concerned to start with. Now I sprint up hills (well it feels like it) and fly down the hills. The wheels have my total confidence. I've ridden quite a few 100km rides and regularly ride 50km.
I think these wheels are well worth the money I spent on them. I would easily buy them again.
Thank you FarSports and to Chris for allowing this thread to continue. I would not have bought these wheels if it weren't for this thread.
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