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    Things I miss about carbon wheels:
    - The stiffness and responsiveness
    - Rock solid and stayed true like a MF

    Things I don't miss:
    - This happens the one time you catch a rock the wrong way:
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    Oh damn that rim was wrecked..ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    Oh damn that rim was wrecked..ouch
    Yeah.. and that one was the closest I've come to actually losing some teeth. Sounded like a gun went off.

    I partially blame the fact that I was running 35mm ID rims with regular 2.3 - 2.35 tires. Unless the tire is actually designed for super wide rims the rim will be more exposed to direct impacts.

    Really though.. this is just what carbon does with the right type of whack, I don't care how much they cost.
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    Just ordered a set of the nextie 35mm 29s for a build. At 330.00 shipped, its worth a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    Just ordered a set of the nextie 35mm 29s for a build. At 330.00 shipped, its worth a shot.
    I was just thinking about doing the same. Having never ridden carbon rims other than a demo though I am not sure how well they hold up long term in our chunk. May take the dive this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmceuen View Post
    I was just thinking about doing the same. Having never ridden carbon rims other than a demo though I am not sure how well they hold up long term in our chunk. May take the dive this winter.
    Mine are holding up great. I have been hammering mine for about 2K miles thus far. LB 25ID on i9s

    The occasional big chunky rock will knick the side and tag a spoke. Its pretty amazing how true they stay. I've had enough rim hits that would have bent my old stans/sunringle. these rims are unscathed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    Mine are holding up great. I have been hammering mine for about 2K miles thus far. LB 25ID on i9s

    The occasional big chunky rock will knick the side and tag a spoke. Its pretty amazing how true they stay. I've had enough rim hits that would have bent my old stans/sunringle. these rims are unscathed.
    Nextie? Or another rim?

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    ^LB

    www.lightbicycle.com

    also

    https://us.lightbicycle.com/product-category/rims/

    Also available on ebay of you want a moderate width for 165 each?

    I had my rims laced to i9 torch by www.dirtcomponents.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmceuen View Post
    I was just thinking about doing the same. Having never ridden carbon rims other than a demo though I am not sure how well they hold up long term in our chunk. May take the dive this winter.

    curious to compare the nextie 35mm ride quality to my M70HV enve bone crushers.
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    Santa Cruz Reserve is probably where I'd spend my money. Lifetime warranty when they inevitably break. I'd be curious how many times they'll give you a new rim. If its just one, kinda sucky. But if my $1700 gets me into the carbon-wheels-for-life club, sign me up....

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    If I am going to inevitably break my rim, why wouldn't I just keep a spare 200 dollar rim at the house and maybe even travel to races with it?

    I have never gotten a clear answer to this question from the Enve/Santa Cruz crowd.

    Crash replacement is such a joke IMO from many brands.

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    To do over again, I'd choose the Santa Cruz wheels over enve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    If I am going to inevitably break my rim, why wouldn't I just keep a spare 200 dollar rim at the house and maybe even travel to races with it?

    I have never gotten a clear answer to this question from the Enve/Santa Cruz crowd.

    Crash replacement is such a joke IMO from many brands.
    I agree, I would be highly suspect of anyones replacement for life program. I certainly would not pay a premium for it.

    I've built a lot of carbon road wheels and they are so stiff and the tolerances are so much tighter than metal that they build up fast. So a swap is going to be quick and somewhat easy should you need to replace parts.

    If you go the with cheap chinese carbon, I usually tell folks to just sell them after the second year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    To do over again, I'd choose the Santa Cruz wheels over enve.
    Eh, I always steer people away from Enve. There are so many good carbon wheels now that paying the extra $$$$$ for the name is insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fontarin View Post
    Eh, I always steer people away from Enve. There are so many good carbon wheels now that paying the extra $$$$$ for the name is insane.
    Agree. Bought these a year ago when there werent so many options. A set of nox farlows with the same DT240s would have only cost $150-200 less.

    1. Got them new for 900.00 off MSRP
    2. We lived in Utah and are somewhat loyal to the state and fact that the hoops are made in the usa.


    However, they are so stiff that you have to completely change your suspension settings and install high volume tires to make them manageable. Enve has since redesigned their wheels because of this. Id still do santa cruz or just say f*ck it and run DT Swiss XM481s.
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    Nextie 35mm 29ers show up today. Quality looks good and we'll string them to some DT350s in the next few weeks.


    Actual weight

    Nextie: 453 grams

    Stans flow MK 3: 494 grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenblur View Post
    Santa Cruz Reserve is probably where I'd spend my money. Lifetime warranty when they inevitably break. I'd be curious how many times they'll give you a new rim. If its just one, kinda sucky. But if my $1700 gets me into the carbon-wheels-for-life club, sign me up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    Nextie 35mm 29ers show up today. Quality looks good and we'll string them to some DT350s in the next few weeks.
    Nice, I went ahead and ordered the same rims to replace my 29er Flow MK3s - should have them next week. Got some I9s 20% off on Jenson to lace them to. Grand total will be a little under $900 after spokes/nipples/tape/stems. I was nearly set on getting the Santa Cruz wheels, but I can't justify spending twice as much, even with the fantastic warranty. My 27.5+ LB rims have been bombproof so I hope the Nexties are as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by consa View Post
    I personally think this product is of good quality

    • Weight: 490+/-15g
    • Warranty: 3.5 years
    • Crash Replacement: 4 years
    • Price: $230


    ASYMMETRIC DESIGN
    Unique asymmetrical profile, create a more durable wheel. Asymmetric rims and symmetrical rims look similar. But asymmetric rims of the spokes/nipple holes are off center. This more uniform wheel spokes tension configuration, to constitute a stronger, more robust, more reliable wheel.

    https://btlos.com/mountain-bike/asym...-mountain-bike
    The spam is strong with this one........
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