Had Forzas and Kinlins recently, I would say at the price you can get them, go with the Forzas, but if they were full price, kinlins would be my shout.
That's good to know @JB and what I'd expect from DT Swiss as we've got a few pairs of their wheels here which work fine tubeless. Although the general consensus does seem to be that in order of ease of tubeless it goes Forza > Kinlin > R460Db.
It turned out that postage from Pacenti was another tenner, so actually £140 a pair. I also realised that the forum recommended XR-31 RTS are 31mm, and honestly I'd prefer 26mm so the XR-26 RTS might make sense for me. Cycle Clinic says it's a wonderful rim and a great replacement for an SL25.
Has anyone got any experience of these? Or ordering from Bitex Hubs?
They're out of stock at most places but the Bitex website doesn't give a contact address or phone number and says "In stock in the UK right now!" which is making me suspicious...
I've had R460db set up tubeless for the past 6 years. When I first mounted them, the rim join did leak a bit as it is only pinned rather than welded. Since then I have retaped them 3 times, had at least 4 sets of tyres on and off them and not a single issue.
I have those exact rims in 28h on my CX bike. Over the last 2+ years they have done everything from CX races to bike packing and have been great set up tubeless with various tyres. The rear has a slight dent (all my offroad rims have dents as I like to push the limits of what is doable on a cx bike) but that hasn't seemed to affect anything.
Bitex.co.uk is one-and-the-same as DCR wheels. Have ordered a few times from them and fully recommend.
AFAIK he’s importing bitex hubs and kinlin rims directly from Taiwan
I was about to say the same - have just had a set of wheels from them and very pleased with them I am. /yoda
Thanks, that's all good to know.
@Alb and @tertius are quite right and I was wrong to doubt Bitex! I emailed them asking whether the rims were gloss or matt black and got a prompt reply from a chap called David at DCR who I presume puts the D in DCR.
£45 for a rim that's very similar to the Forza/SL25 is perfect for this bike so I've just ordered a pair.
wtf is on your bars?!
A barbag. That ride was a little bit more than 60km round Kent
Let me know… pick up Maidenhead… or could post but obviously going to skew the value of the wheels!
I'm away for a bit. Will see what he wants to do next week. Cheers
Anyone looking for some training/beater wheels?
Question: Switching 700 to 650b rim brake wheels would (I think) allow me more frame room to go from 35mm to a bit larger tyres. Is it worth the headache to explore this? Or not worth it based on all the downsides I can already imagine: long drop callipers, new wheels and tyres, difficulty of sourcing replacements in future etc.
I was wondering if doing this would enable me to switch in times like a longer ride on more mtb type trails that 35mm come up short on. If anyone has done this I'd be interested to hear!
measure 19mm below at the bulgiest part of your 700c tyre thats where the 650b tyre will be
Yeah I read that, but I'm more wondering about the exact level of faff in order to gain a bit of extra tyre width and if you are still constrained by thing like caliper width. Like... Is it worth it? 🤔
i did it once, it was okay
Thanks, would be looking to go to 50mm tyres. sourcing 650b rim wheels seems tricky, Decathlon had a front wheel when I went the other day. Guess you have limited tyre options at 650b too.
Bad news: Hunt x Mason rear rim started splitting around rim eyelets after 2 years of mainly road use
Good news: No quibble whole wheel replacement
There's loads of tyre options. Brakes and rims are more troublesome
Price drop - need them gone.
Looking for some 30ish-50ish mm carbon wheels in 700c disc, £500-600 mark.
Currently on the list;
Lightbicycle on Bitex
Cannondale Hollowgram 35
Any others worth noting?
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