Lightest Chinese carbon mtb rims?

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  1. retence

    retence New Member

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    have been looking for some Chinese Carbon Rims, has anyone experienced with Chinese carbon rims?

    Carbon Fiber 29er MTB Rim 35mm Width Clincher Hookless Tubeless Compatible
    Size:29er
    ERD:593mm
    Width:35mm
    Depth:25mm
    Hole count:16-32H
    Spoke Hole Dia.:4.5mm
    Valve Hole Dia.:6.5mm
    Assembly Hole Dia.:7.5mm
    Weight:XC=410+/-10G
    AM=445+/-10G
    DH=480+/-10G

    Any feedback would be good or bad.
     
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    too many Chinese rim sellers on the market, don't know who's got product you can trust.
     
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    Those wheels have a weight limit? How big was the person? I've heard nothing but good things about chinese wheels and frames.
     
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    check out Light-Bicycle.com, from what I've heard they make wheels that are pretty durable for being Chinese. prices around 750 for a complete enduro wheel set with legit Hope hubs. Ive been thinking about doing this myself
     
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    I have 2 year old set of light-bike rims with those exact dimensions. Worn out a xo1 drivetrain, broke 2 ribs, gone through 3 sets of tires, 3 pairs of brake pads, and the wheels are still good. They are knicked to hell with some good scratches in them and a questionable half moon spot but they are still going strong. Of the chiner rims Light-bike is the #1 choice at mtbr right now, if i was to order today I would get one of their deep asym rims (not listed on site but you can get a quote by email). 35mm rims work awesome with most 2.35 tires but if you plan smaller tires you may want to consider narrower rims since the wide rims will square the profile a lot.
     
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    trailninja Going Slideways!!!! Staff Member

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    I dunno about those chinky light bicycle wheels. The price has gone up since they became more popular. A set of their newest hookless deep dish wider profile with hope evo hubs costs around $1300. If you are looking for a good set of carbon wheels at a more than reasonable price compared to the others check out Specialized 650b or 29er Carbon Fatties at $1500 a set. I have the 29er version (~1500 grams) and it's as good or even better than my set of Enves.
     
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    I have purchased 3 sets of rims from Light Bicycle. They are well built. If you are really aggressive you can request adding some extra material on the rear rim. Only costs about $10. Bike company did the build for me. They respond to emails very quickly and can answer any of your questions.
     

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