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    Looking Good Brian, I dig the white wheels.


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    Thanks guys. I like how the white wheels look too. I wish the fork was white instead of silver, but it's not a fashion show, so it doesn't really matter.

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    Do you know what the complete bike weighs?
    No, but I do want to find out.
    Brian

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    Wow. That's coming together nicely, Brian. Looks like a totally different bike. And I'm just psyched to not hear rim brake rub and wait while you fix your spokes this season...

    Going to go work on my bike in a few. Got the Nevegals on last night. Seating that first bead was a bitch even though they're folding. The 235s are not as wide as I expected, but then it occurred to me after reading your post that I have pretty narrow XC rims too. Thinking about saying Eff it and put on the platforms for tomorrow's ride...
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    Put on the platforms, hopefully they will slow you down so we can keep up.
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    No, but I do want to find out.
    Do you have a scale big enough? I would like to know what mine weighs too.
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post

    Before I mounted up the rims I weighed them to compare to the old ones. I weighed each rim with no tires or skewers, just the rip tape/strip and, in the case of the new wheels, the rotors. While the wheels didn't feel appreciably different in my hands I was surprised there wasn't more of a weight difference in reality. The front was 438g heavier and the rear was 380g heavier, that's less than a pound a piece. If you factor out the rotors it's less than 3/4 of a pound difference per wheel. I understand that's a lot when you're talking about the rotating mass, but I was expecting it to be more since everyone says how heavy they are.
    Brian,
    your new wheel set is about 1.6lbs heavier than your old one, that is huge for a wheelset! But atleast you now have the peice of mind that these wheels will be able to handle a beating.

    Just to put this into perspective, when I swapped to ghetto tubless last summer I dropped a total of 400g from my wheel set. That doesn't sound like alot, but I could instantly feel a difference in acceleration and when climbing. You might want to consider a switch to tubeless to help offset set some of the weight you just added. If you do decide to go that route, I would ask if ghetto tubeless is ok for someone your size over in the Clyde forum on MTBR. The total cost for the conversion is around $25 for the Stan's and (2) 20" bmx tubes. Or you could spend about $80 and buy the complete Stan's conversion kit.

    My only flat last season was due to a huge gash in the tire side wall from a rock that no amount of Stan's liquid would seal up. It would have been a flat tube or no tube. But thats why I still carrie a spare tube in my pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Wow. That's coming together nicely, Brian. Looks like a totally different bike. And I'm just psyched to not hear rim brake rub and wait while you fix your spokes this season...

    Going to go work on my bike in a few. Got the Nevegals on last night. Seating that first bead was a bitch even though they're folding. The 235s are not as wide as I expected, but then it occurred to me after reading your post that I have pretty narrow XC rims too. Thinking about saying Eff it and put on the platforms for tomorrow's ride...
    It will be nice not to have that constant rim rub, now I just have to listen to the turkey warble.

    What made you switch to the Nevegals? Not enough traction with the other tires?
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    What made you switch to the Nevegals? Not enough traction with the other tires?
    No good reason. I wanted to get the Nevegals based on the reviews towards the end of last season. Didn't order them in time for a ride that was coming up in which I definitely wanted better tires so I just bought the Moto Raptors from an LBS. If I don't notice a huge difference in traction, I might stick a Moto Raptor (2.24) in the rear and run a Nev (2.35) up front. That way I have a complete set of tires to change when ready. The Stick-E compound definitely is tacky so I think it'll be good on rocks and roots. If so, I'll sell the Moto Raptors to Grassi or you.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Brian,
    your new wheel set is about 1.6lbs heavier than your old one, that is huge for a wheelset! But atleast you now have the peice of mind that these wheels will be able to handle a beating.

    Just to put this into perspective, when I swapped to ghetto tubless last summer I dropped a total of 400g from my wheel set. That doesn't sound like alot, but I could instantly feel a difference in acceleration and when climbing. You might want to consider a switch to tubeless to help offset set some of the weight you just added. If you do decide to go that route, I would ask if ghetto tubeless is ok for someone your size over in the Clyde forum on MTBR. The total cost for the conversion is around $25 for the Stan's and (2) 20" bmx tubes. Or you could spend about $80 and buy the complete Stan's conversion kit.

    My only flat last season was due to a huge gash in the tire side wall from a rock that no amount of Stan's liquid would seal up. It would have been a flat tube or no tube. But thats why I still carrie a spare tube in my pack.
    Actually, it's more like 1.8 pounds (about half a pound of that being from the rotors, which I didn't have before), but who's counting.

    When you switched to ghetto and weighed the stuff that you took off did you factor in the weight of the sealant that you had to add? From what I've read you should add 2-3 ounces per tire. I don't know how much Stans sealant weighs per fluid ounce, but it's got to be at least as much as water, which is 29.57g per fluid ounce.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    which is 29.57g per fluid ounce.
    You turning into a weight weenie or something?
    I ski double black diamonds.

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