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Ligero wheels - can you tell if these rims are Niobium?

It's a 30mm clincher - it was listed as a HED rim but I doubt that this the case.
Has anyone seen anything like this before?
The wheels is custom built with Sapim spokes, but it's the rim I need to know about.
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You built the wheels pictures here? That's one heck of a coincidence. Anyway what I want to know if this is a true carbon rim or carbon wrapped. Also if you have the weight that would be great as well. Just curious, what hubs did you built these wheels on and what is the approx mrsp?

Oh and also the sapim cx spokes looks almost like they are bent on each other where they meet. Is that normal for these spokes or does the hub have some weird spacing?

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Yes, I built that pair of wheels. The hubs are White Industries H1's, the front is a 20h laced 2x and the rear is 24h laced 2x on both sides. The rim is not a full carbon rim, it is carbon laminated over a aluminum rim. The rims are very stiff and I really liked them and would use them still if I could get them.

Did you buy them or are you thinking about buying them?

Here is the pictures I took of them right after they were built.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/236106121/in/set-72157594473291689/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/236105975/in/set-72157594473291689/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/236105812/in/set-72157594473291689/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/236105661/in/set-72157594473291689/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/236105516/in/set-72157594473291689/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowheels/236105379/in/set-72157594473291689/
 

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Wow that's amazing. The hubs were listed as WI LTA's. I attached another picture of the hub, so you can verify this for me. What does the wheelset weigh in at? Also how much does this set up cost?

Thanks you've been very helpful!
 

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rawsonstreet said:
They look nice! Most rims are made over there, do you not like them or do you have issues with them?
Yer I'm happy enough with them.
Only issue is spokes and spoke tool for them not so easy to come by (I need a hidden nipple tool to access via under the rim tape).

On the positive, they seem pretty stiff etc and are not heavy either.
Plus I get asked a bit what they are on the road and at the LBS as they are easy on the eye, I guess.
 

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I have a set of wheels built on those rims, by Troy (Ligero), on White H1 hubs. I used them as race wheels until recently when I got some carbon wheels, even then I use them for some races. They have been durable and perform well. I think mine are built 1x on the front.
 

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Cool! I will post a pic of my bike when I slap these wheels on it, they should be here in a week or so. Thanks again Ligero, you've certainly eased my mind on this purchase. Oh, and F lance johnson!
 

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just curious, I never quite understood 30-33mm carbon/allloy rims. I have a front cane creek aros 33 I picked up cheap but it's 100 grams heavier than a much cheaper alloy 31mm wheel I have. Not deep enough to be aero and no light like a 202 or something...
 

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stevesbike said:
just curious, I never quite understood 30-33mm carbon/allloy rims. I have a front cane creek aros 33 I picked up cheap but it's 100 grams heavier than a much cheaper alloy 31mm wheel I have. Not deep enough to be aero and no light like a 202 or something...
I agree, the rim Cane Creek was using was the 6061 version of that rim which weighed around 510g. The niobium version of that rim weighed 470g or just 10g more then the standard 31mm niobium rim but the carbon wrapped version is much stiffer.
 

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Finally slapped these wheels on, these White Industries LTA hubs are the smoothest I've ever ridden. Ligero, if you read this, how would I be able to tell if these rims are aluminum or nioubium? Thanks for your help..:thumbsup:
 

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rawsonstreet said:
Ligero any way to tell if the wheels are Niobium?
I don't think that pair was the niobium version. The only way to tell is to weigh the wheels. If they are niobium the weight should be around 1475g and if they are 6061 the weight will be around 110g heavier.
 
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